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Modern Art National Juried Exhibition
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Entry Deadline: 11/22/20
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Entry Fee (Modern Art National Juried Exhibition): $35.00
Media Fee(Modern Art 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: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas

Modern Art National Art Juried Exhibition   ***$1500 Cash Awards***

Modern Art:  Noun--"Art which rejects traditional, historical and academic forms or traditional media"; Art which does not portray realistic observation of a a landscape, portrait or still life."

Entry Fee:  $35 minumum two images, $5 per each additional entry up to five entry maximum.
Deadline for submission:  Sunday, Nov 22, 2020
Notification:  Wed Nov 25, 2020
Shipping and hand delivery:  Nov25 --Dec 15, 2020. 
Exhibition Dates:  Dec 15--Jan 9, 2021. (NOTE:  This is a physical exhibition, with a physical closing reception at the DMAC gallery.)
Closing Reception:  Sat Jan 9, 6:00-7:30 pm  (NOTE:  artists attending the reception may pick up art at the end of the reception)

1.  US artists age 18 & up, and original art of the last three years; 2D art size limit 48 inches wide and 72 inches tall.  3D art size limit 24x24 inches, 72 inches height, 40 lb weight limit, and able to be handled, and set up by one person.  Art requiring assembly is at descretion of Director and by prior agreement only.
2.  Work may be in any media including drawing, painting, collage, and mixed media, photography, printmaking computer art, ceramic, glass, bronze, steel, .  (sorry, the gallery is not presently able to present time-based or video based works) 
3.  All 2D art must be suitably presentable, ready for hanging or display--unless by prior agreement with Director.   Framed works may have glass or plexiglass (note:  glass is at artist's risk for shipping damage).  Framed works must have suitable hanging wire or D rings.  NO sawtooth hangers or photo frames lacking appropriate hanging wire.
All 3D work must be able to be shipped, stored and displayed in a manner of reasonable safety, and it is the risk of the artist to present  material of a fragile nature to public view or transport.  Art will be presented appropriately on pedestals or wall shelves or floor.
4.  Alternative display methods to traditional frame/glass must be approved by the Director, and are solely at his discretion regarding installation and display duration; AND artists accept the shipping and display risks associated with art that is not traditionally framed and under glass/plexiglass.
5.  Acceptance of multiple works, diptychs and triptychs are at the choice of the juror and the discretion of the Director regarding display space.
PLEASE read the legal agreement regarding requirements and liabilities of shipping, recieving, acceptable display and/or set up installation, and return of work .

Selected Artworks:  
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.

Awards:  Juror's Choice and Honorable Mentions; Director's Choice; People's Choice, totaling $1500 cash awards.
Sales:  The DMAC will encourage sales, but will not actively take a commission; instead the studio/gallery will connect artists to patrons for private sales.
Juror:  Director Jerry Smith.   Prof Smith recieved his MFA at the University of Kansas, under Roger Shimomura, noted in textbooks for his paintings presenting racial discriminiation, from WWII internment camps to the present.  

Smith also recieved a Fellowship to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, where he studied with Betye Saar, Roy DeForest, Eric Fischl, Elizabeth Murray, Elizabeth Cattlett, and Richard Serra.

His work is multi-media assemblage art, incorporating multiple simultaneous styles, words and often humor.

Inquiries:  Director of DMAContemporary, Jerry Smith, at 214-938-3362 or


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