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CASPFEST: National Juried Exhibition
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Entry Deadline: 8/17/20
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Entry Fee (CASPFEST: National Juried Exhibition): $15.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas

Presented by Charles Adams Studio Project, CASPFEST is a celebration of art, film, poetry, & music, which aims to showcase exceptional contemporary arts. The national art exhibition is juried by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. a letterpress printer, papermaker, & builder of artist's books currently based in Detroit, Michigan. This is the second annual event of its kind, & will take place at the 5&J Gallery in Lubbock, Texas & also be virtually accessible. 

CASPFEST: National Juried Exhibition
October 17, 2020 – November 20, 2020
5&J Gallery: 1106 5th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401
October 17, 2020 [physical, plus virtual & broadcast]
Charles Adams Studio Project (CASP)

Open Call Dates
July 13 – August 17, 2020

Call for Entry Deadline
All applications due by 11:59PM August 17, 2020

Juror Deliberation
August 17 – (approx.) August 31, 2020

Notification of Selection Date
Applicants will be notified by email of their acceptance by the end of the day September 1, 2020

Artwork Due Date
Artwork will be due, ready-to-exhibit, by October 7, 2020. Please arrange for work to arrive at the gallery, whether shipped or hand-delivered, within the window of October 1 through October 7, 2020. Shipping & delivery information will be shared with accepted artists with notification of acceptance email.

Opening of Exhibition
Exhibition will open October 17, 2020, at 1PM. Juror talk & awards given at 8pm.

Exhibition on Display
October 17 – November 20, 2020

Pick-Up Return
November 21 – November 23, 2020

Shipped Return
November 23 – November 25, 2020

Juror | Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. | KENNEDY PRINTS!
Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. is a letterpress printer, papermaker, & builder of artist's books, currently based in Detroit, Michigan. Kennedy uses the early technology of letterpress printing to produce works reflecting contemporary social concerns. His chipboard posters with messages reflects his views on issues of community health, power, race, & identity. Emotionally resonant, Kennedy’s work embodies passion & encourages people to think in previously unexplored ways.
Kennedy earned his MFA in graphic design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997, & has gone on to lecture & teach around the world. In 2015, Kennedy was named a United States Artist Glasgow Fellow; a recognition as one of America’s most accomplished and innovative artists. CASPFEST: A National Juried Exhibition, is his last event to take part in before retiring to focus on his project A Pile of Bricks in Detroit. 

CASPFEST: National Juried Exhibition is open to artists (ages 16+) living & working in the United States. Artists will be selected on the basis of the works entered. All artwork must be original. Artwork completed before 2018 should not be entered.

2D Eligibility & Medium
- Original 2D work in any media, including painting, prints, drawings, photography, & digital images.
- 2D work should not exceed a framed size of 60” in the longest dimension.
- All work must be original, & produced within the last two years.
- All work must hang on a wall, be freestanding, or the artists must provide shelves. There will be no pedestals for this exhibition.

2-D Presentation Guidelines
- Artwork may be sent framed or unframed. 
- Framed artwork: Must be ready-to-install, with a wire on the back.
- Unframed artwork: If the artist wants their work installed with black clips or pushpins only, they must provide detailed instructions. 
- ABSOLUTELY NO MAGNETS, no exceptions. 
- The digital image of the piece submitted on CaFE must be the piece delivered to CASP, if selected by the juror. NO EXCEPTIONS.

3D Eligibility & Medium
- Original 3D work in any media. Please indicate Indoor or Outdoor.
- Indoor 3D Work: Work cannot exceed 60” x 48” x 48” or 50lbs. 
- Outdoor 3D work: Free standing outdoor work must come with a proper base for installation, & the artist must complete installation. 
- All work must hang on a wall, be freestanding, or the artists must provide shelves. There will be no pedestals for this exhibition.
- All work must be original, & produced within the last two years.
- The digital image of the piece submitted must be the piece delivered to CASP, if selected by the juror. NO EXCEPTIONS.

You may enter work created in any media, with the understanding that the Charles Adams Studio Project exhibition venue & format of events may not be able to accommodate all work. If you have a question about whether your work can be accommodated—artwork over 50lbs., artwork exceeding five feet in any direction, artwork being installed outdoors, or artwork not installed on the walls or floor, please contact Victoria Marie Bee at This work will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Entry Fee
There is a $15 application fee for an entry of 1-3 artworks. Application fees are nonrefundable.

If you work both individually & collaboratively, you may enter both as an individual, & as part of your team(s). You may submit as many applications (each application 1-3 artworks) as you wish; however, you must pay the $15 application fee for each application.

Cash Prizes to be presented October 17, 2020 at 8PM.

Insurance & Liability
Charles Adams Studio Project does not insure work at the gallery or during transit to/from the gallery. Artists exhibit their work at their own risk. Charles Adams Studio Project will treat artwork with the same care provided similar property of its own. Evidence of damage to objects at the time of receipt or while in the gallery’s custody will be reported immediately to the artist. No alteration, restoration, or repair of objects will be undertaken without the artist's written permission. The artist certifies in the loan agreement upon acceptance, that the artwork is in good condition & will withstand ordinary strains of packing, shipping, & being displayed for a period of time.

Shipping & Installation Requirements
Accepted artists are responsible for shipping work to & from the gallery, & the cost of doing so. CASP will not assume responsibility for work improperly framed or poorly packaged for shipping. Shipping & delivery instructions will be emailed following the juror process. Artwork should be ready to install, “exhibition-ready” with hardware installed that will allow for immediate installation by the gallery with no adjustments to the pieces necessary. ARTWORK MUST HAVE HARDWARE INSTALLED FOR IMMEDIATE INSTALLATION. Artwork must be received by the deadlines, so we can install the exhibition. Pre-paid return shipping labels are required to receive your work back.

COVID-19 Information
This exhibition will be a physical art exhibition in the 5&J Gallery. We are hoping for a strong attendance, during CASPFEST, First Friday Art Trail, & other events. If these events are not possible due to COVID-19 restrictions, CASPFEST: A National Juried Exhibition will still be installed & documented, to be viewed virtually. If you have any further questions or concerns, please email only Victoria Marie Bee at

Loan Agreements
Artists will be required to complete a loan agreement, before acceptance of a work is final.

Reproductions & Publicity
By entering your work & providing images (& other documentation), you agree that any images & other materials you provide may be reproduced & published in promotional & press materials, & distributed via the websites & social media channels of Charles Adams Studio Project. You also agree that images of your work may be reproduced in the context of the exhibition, & its promotion by third parties such as journalists. Artists always retain the rights to their artwork, & images of it. Additional information or images could be requested of specific accepted artists.

Please read the full guidelines carefully before contacting us with a question. If your answer is not found within the guidelines, please direct questions only to Victoria Marie Bee (CASP Coordinator) at

About Charles Adams Studio Project
Charles Adams Studio Project (CASP) is a non-profit arts organization located in Lubbock, TX on the high plains of West Texas. CASP was founded by gallerist Mr. Charles Adams with the support of a generous gift from Lubbock business owner and philanthropist Margaret Talkington.

The mission of Charles Adams Studio Project (CASP) is to serve as a cornerstone in the Lubbock Arts District through developing and sustaining a working artists’ community that actively engages the public with the arts. CASP pursues this mission in large part  through the acquisition and renovation of real property within the Lubbock Cultural Arts District. 

CASP facilities are designed to provide artists with studio space, specialized equipment, and exhibition opportunities. CASP promotes an environment of creative exchange and community engagement through public workshops, demonstrations, lectures, tours, weekly studio classes, and First Friday Art Trail events, as well as through the CASP Artist-in-Residence Program, the Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio Fellowship, and the CASP Arts Administration Fellowship.

Application Requirements

Eligibility Criteria