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Entry Deadline: 5/3/20
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Entry Fee (2D National Juried Exhibition): $30.00
Media Fee(2D National Juried Exhibition): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Event Dates: 6/1/20 - 6/27/20

2D National Juried Exhibition                ***$1000.00 First Prize***
Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary
1412 14th St

Plano, TX  75074

Entry Fee:  $30 minimum 2 entries, $5 per each additional entry up to a 5 entry maximum. 

Exhibition: Mon June 1 to Sat June 27, 2020
Reception and Awards: Closing Reception Saturday June 27, 6:00-9:00pm


      First Prize: $1,000
      Director’s Choice Award: TBA
      Visitor's Choice: TBA

Juror: Julie Shipp,
Director of Galleries at Collin College, Professor of Art, and President of Frisco Arts.  Her work is in collections such as Neiman Marcus (La Cantera), UT Health Science Research Center and the AT&T Center in San Antonio  She has curated two other galleries prior to THE Arts Gallery, and was recently featured in a solo show at the REM Gallery of San Antonio. Her art is described as reminiscent “of Turner’s late work, of sweeping movements that imply, rather than describe, both setting and details”  Like Rauschenberg who spoke of ‘working in the gap’ Shipp’s work occupies the gap between the real and the perceived, and she describes herself “fueled by my survivorship”. 

Important Dates:

      March 20, 2020: Submissions begin on CaFÉ
      May 3, 2020: Deadline for submissions on CaFÉ
      May 10, 2020: Notification on CaFÉ and
      May 11-24, 2020: Shipping of accepted works; hand delivery by appointment

      June 1 to June 27, 2020: Duration of exhibition
June 27, 2020:  Closing Reception & Awards, 6:00-9:00pm at DMAContemporary
      June 27, 2020: Close of exhibition
une 27-July 4, 2020: Return of works, Hand pick-up by prior appointment

Eligibility: National artists 18 years or older. Original works accepted in all 2D media:  Painting, Drawing, Water-media, Printmaking (No giclee), Photography, Mixed Media, Collage/Assemblage executed during the past three years and never previously exhibited at the DMAContemporary.

Entry Fee: The initial entry fee of $30 covers 1-2 works, and a $5 entry fee will be added for each additional work up to a total of 5. Visa,Mastercard, will be accepted through the CaFÉ website.

Submission: DMAContemporary will only accept submissions through CaFÉ before the submission deadline of April 26, 2020. CaFÉ is an online application and jury management system for calls for entry. Visit and click on “How to Apply” and follow the three-step process to submit.

Guidelines for Artwork:

· Up to Five works per artist may be submitted..
· The juror may accept multiple works by the same artist
· All two-dimensional work must be framed and/or ready for installation with hanging hardware, wire, or d-rings already installed on work and the entire work must not exceed 48 inches in width, or 72 inches height. The work cannot exceed 75 pounds. Pieces without hanging hardware will not be included in the exhibition.
· No installations or video are accepted at this exhibition, but diptychs or triptychs are at the discretion of the Juror and the Director. All work requiring assembly or any work with a complex installation procedure must be accompanied by a detailed set of installation instructions with reference photos from previous installations. Verbal instructions will not suffice.

Selected Works: Selected works must be delivered ready to hang/display. Artworks considered unsuitable for hanging/presentation will be refused. Curatorial staff reserves the right to refuse an artwork that is misrepresented through documentation or is not the piece selected by the juror. 

Shipped Artwork: The deadline for receipt of shipped artwork is May 17, 2020. If work is not at the DMAContemporary by Friday May 17, 2020, we reserve the right to not include it in the exhibition.

Any artwork being shipped must include return postage/shipping label for FedEx or UPS, --unless alternative arrangements have been made with the Director prior to the exhibition In the case of inadequate or nonexistent return postage, works will be considered abandoned property and disposed of as the DMAContemporary sees fit. All artwork should be packaged in a manner that will allow for the materials to be re-used for return shipping. Otherwise please include materials for return packaging. Please do not ship artwork with packing peanuts.  Re-usable mirror/tv packing boxes (available at UPS/FedEx) are encouraged, ¾ inch insulation foam sheets (available at Lowes/Home Depot) are an excellent means of protecting frame/glass works, especially in 4-inch thick packing boxes.

Liability: The DMAContemporary will not be responsible for any damage whatsoever, before, during, or after the exhibition. No works will be released without proper identification. Any work not picked up by the dates noted above will become property of the DMAContemporary and will be considered abandoned property and disposed of as the NBMAA sees fit.

Sales: The DMAContemporary will not serve as a third party for sales; we will instead provide artist contact information to any individuals inquiring about purchases, and purchases will be completed by both parties. The artist MUST provide documentation authorizing a purchaser the ability to pick up artwork which is sold, if the purchaser wishes to pick up work at the exhibition closing.

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·For questions regarding artwork guidelines, artwork shipping and/or pick-up, or other art exhibition related questions, contact Jerry Smith, at
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