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Watermedia National Juried Exhibition
1100 Annie Oakley Drive, Anna TX 75409

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Entry Deadline: 9/6/20
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 5
Entry Fee (Watermedia National Juried Exhibition): $30.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$5.00

Water Media National Juried Exhibition                ***$1000.00 First Prize***

“Presenting the fluid qualities of art, in a variety of media”
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: Oct 6-31, 2020
Reception and Awards: Closing Reception Saturday Oct 31, 6:00-8:00pm (Hand delivered works may be picked up at the end of the reception)


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

 Christina Lucas is the Curator of Exhibits and Collections, at the Pearce Museum in Corsicana, since 2016.  That same year she graduated with her Masters in Museum Studies from Stephan F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX.  She recieved her BFA in Art from Texas A & M Commerce.

She works primarily in watercolor, acrylic, and graphite, as well as mixed media and collage. Her current work explores themes of folklore, nature, and storytelling, utilizing a combination of representational imagery and abstraction.

Important Dates:   
Aug 4, 2020:  Submissions begin on CaFÉ
Sept 6, 2020: Deadline for submissions on CaFÉ
Sept 14, 2020: Notification on CaFÉ and
Sept 14--Oct 3, 2020: Shipping of accepted works; hand delivery by appointment
Oct 6--31:  Duration of exhibition
Oct 31:  Closing Reception & Awards 6:00-8:00pm at DMAContemporary
Nov 1-7, 2020:   Return Shipping of works with pre-paid shipping label or Hand pick-up by prior appointment.

Eligibility: National artists 18 years or older. Original works accepted of traditional  watercolor media, ink and wash drawings/paintings, gouache, transparent style acrylic and oil, and collage which emphasizes water media as a main component.  Works may be on any material.  (No giclee prints of art made in another media, such as watercolor)  The Director welcomes and will answer all inquiries of eligibility.

All work must be executed during the past three years and never previously exhibited at the DMAContemporary.  All work must be ready to display, or able to be easily installed (per prior communication agreement with the Director).  Work that is not of traditional format of frame and protective glass/plexi, are accepted and displayed at the discretion of the Director and with the artist acknowledgement of liability in shipping, handling, gallery set-up and public display physical risks)

Entry Fee: The initial entry fee of $30 covers the minimum 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 June 7, 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.  Works which have an alternative display method are conditional by prior agreement with the Director, who installs all exhibitions.  

Size limit: 2D or other wall hanging work must not exceed 48 inches in width, or 72 inches height. The work cannot exceed 75 lbs. 2D works without hanging hardware or appropriate and secure display means 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.

Anything of question should be cleared by the Studio/Gallery Director, by contacting Jerry Smith, 214-938-3362 or

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

Selected works are to be hand delivered, or shipped in a reusable container, and with a prepaid return label, for FedEx, UPS, USPS, etc. Works that are damaged in shipping are at the discretion of the juror, as to whether they are able to be fixed and displayed.

Please note that dates for Artist Notification and shipping are listed; please consider the shipping time table date when submitting artwork that is not framed prior to the Notification date.

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