Call Detail
Cabinet Oak Project
Entry Deadline: 4/15/22
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas
Event Dates: 11/12/22 - 11/12/22

A magnificent Live Oak Tree stands in front of a large ranch house outside of Stonewall, Texas. The tree has witnessed the movements and lives of Native Americans and German Settlers. A couple of years ago a thunderstorm swept across the ranch. It brought high winds with it causing a large portion of the ancient tree to break and fall. 

The tree is on the Lyndon B Johnson National Historical Park, in front of the Texas White House – President Lyndon Johnson’s home when not in Washington, not far from where he was raised on a hard scrabble farm, the last of this country’s frontier Presidents. The tree has hosted dignitaries and councilors and potentates under its branches. It was given the title “The Cabinet Oak” because President Johnson would also hold cabinet meetings in its welcome shade.

The boy from poor, rural Central Texas made some mistakes, yet he was a true friend to artists and the marginalized. On September 29, 1965 President Johnson signed the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act into law. The act called for the creation of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). He signed into law The Civil Rights Act of 1964.

How much discussion, argument and enlightenment happened under the tree?

The Texas White House is in need of repair and The Park is planning the creation of an onsite Artist in Residence program. 

So, we need your help. 

Artists will be selected based on the uniqueness and quality of their previous work, not on any specific theme or subject. Selected artists will be invited to work with a piece of this historic oak, bringing to this project their unique vision based on their interpretation of the call, bringing to bear their particular style and art practice. 

It is our hope that the artists chosen will represent a wide range of artistic practices, genres, techniques, and media. No individual type of work will be excluded for inclusion, be it traditional figurative sculpture, video or? 

How to Apply

  • Provide a brief resume of 300 words or less.
  • If you choose, you are also invited to share thoughts about your concept and techniques for this work. Please limit this to a total of 200 words.
  • Provide up to ten (10) photos of prior work.
  • Accept the COP Artist's Agreement
  • Submit the application fee to help us offset our costs for this charity event.

Thank you!


We invite artists regardless of location, background, genre, technique, and media to apply with the understanding that portions of the wood will be physically or graphically incorporated into the work.

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