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Contemporary Portrait: A National Juried Exhibition
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Entry Deadline: 10/11/21
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Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $20.00
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

Contemporary Portrait: A National Juried Exhibition

Portraits are a long-standing genre of fine art: always evolving and changing in style and media. LHUCA seeks artworks that broaden the definition of portraiture and its relevance in contemporary art. Portraits can be more than simply visual recognition and resemblance: they can offer a conceptual interpretation of the theme through a diverse range of media and creative possibilities.

Juror: Dave McClinton

Dave McClinton has been a creative professional for more than two decades. His expertise in branding consultations, corporate identity, and web design has been developed by participating in every level of the creative process. That knowledge and drive has been honed within the publishing world, tech startups, and design studios.

He earned a BFA in Visual Communication at Texas State University at San Marcos. Dave has been published in the Print Regional Annual and Logo Lounge publications. Dave is a key collaborator and core team member of African American Graphic Designers (AAGD).

Entry Fee:

·      $20 for up to three entries.

·      Artists may submit up to one images per artwork per entry.

Entry Details:

·      All works must hang on the wall.

·      Call open to artists creating working in painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, collage, photography, digital art, ceramics, books, textiles, wall sculptures

·      Artists must be at least 18 years of age and living in the United States.

·      Size restrictions: Maximum 24” x 24”

·      Framed works: For shipped works, only plexiglass as the glazing on framed pieces will be accepted. Hand-delivered pieces can have glass.

Important Dates:

·      Entry deadline: October 11, 2021 at 11:59 pm CST

·      Notification date: October 18, 2021

·      Artists will be notified via email through CaFÉ.

·      Delivery deadline: October 29, 2021

·      Return shipping: Week of January 3, 2022

·      Exhibition dates: November 5 – December 23, 2021

·      Opening receptions: November 5 and December 3, 2021
during the First Friday Art Trail from 6 – 9 pm 

Cash prizes: 
1st place: $400 
2nd place: $200
3rd place: $100
2 Honorable Mention: $50 each

To Apply:

·       Submissions will only be accepted through CaFE.  

Selected Work:

·       Artists will be responsible for shipping their work and associated costs.

·       Work must be shipped with prepaid return shipping to:


511 Ave K

Lubbock, Texas 79401

If you have any questions please contact:

Linda Cullum,, 806-762-8606


About LHUCA: 

Founded in 1997, LHUCA, the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, is a nationally recognized private, 501(c)(3) non-profit fine arts center. Located in the heart of the Lubbock Arts District, LHUCA has a unique four block campus that offers exciting spaces and opportunities for the visual and performing arts.

LHUCA is the largest contemporary art center between Dallas/Fort Worth and Santa Fe. This exhibition will be on display for two First Friday Art Trails reaching over 6,000 visitors. LHUCA is open from 11 am to 5 pm Wednesday through Saturday. Gallery admission is free to the public.

For more information on our many arts programs, visit

Application Requirements

Submissions will only be accepted through CaFE.  

Eligibility Criteria

Artists must be at least 18 years of age and living in the United States.