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24th Annual Rio Brazos Juried Art Exhibition
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Contact Email: ireland@tarleton.edu
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Entry Deadline: 3/5/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $40.00
Media Fee(Media Fee): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 8
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 8
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Texas

The Tarleton State University Department of Fine Arts is thrilled to announce the 24th annual Rio Brazos Juried Art Exhibition.  This year’s exhibition will be juried by artist Nancy Lamb. Open to all variety of media, this exhibition aims to curate a selection of exemplary contemporary work from artists around the country. All proceeds from the exhibition will go to scholarships for the Art and Digital Media Studies program at Tarleton State University.

The exhibition will open on April 9, 2022 at the Dora Lee Langdon Cultural & Educational Center in Granbury, Texas and runs every weekend through May 1. The exhibition is sponsored by Tarleton State University, the City of Granbury and numerous local and regional businesses. Over $3,000 in artist awards are anticipated. 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

1-19-22 Call for entry opens
3-5-22 Deadline to receive entries (11:59p.m. CST)
3-8-22 Notification of acceptance through email
4-2-22 Artwork mail deliver deadline
4-2-22 Artwork hand-deliver date
4-9-22 Show opens at Langdon Center in Granbury
5-1-22 Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony
5-1-22 Show closes
Any questions, please contact Chris Ireland, Rio Brazos Exhibition coordinator, ireland@tarleton.edu 

AWARDS

The juror will select up to 50 images for the exhibition. Of those works selected, they will be eligible for the following awards:

 The David and Claudia Southern Award for Best in Show = $1000
Up to 2 Juror’s Selection Awards of $500
Up to 5 Honorable Mention awards of $100 each

ABOUT THE JUROR 

Nancy Lamb was formally trained at Texas Christian University and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, where she  taught ceramics from 1970 to 2004. She has exhibited at the Dallas Museum of Art; Tuchfabrik, Trier, Germany; McClaren/Markowitz Gallery, Boulder, Colo.; Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, California; Arlington Museum, Arlington, Tex.; Kimball Art Museum, Ft. Worth, Texas; Kidder Smith Gallery, Boston, Mass.; Gallery Nuvo, Ft. Worth, Texas and the Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Tex., among other places.   Her work has been featured in Harper's Magazine, Texas Monthly, and New American Painting .  Notable works include designs for two 200-foot terrazzo floors at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, murals for the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and her slice-of-life oil paintings "Social Spaces". She resides in Fort Worth , Texas , where she is associated with and represented by Artspace 111.

HOW TO ENTER

You may enter through our Call for Entry (CAFÉ) page.  The entry fee for this year’s exhibition is $40 for 3 images.  You may submit additional pieces for 5 dollars each. The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older. Artists of all mediums and genres are encouraged to apply, although we require that the work has been made in the last 3 years and has not been featured at previous Rio Brazos exhibitions. 

SALES

All work entered must be available for sale. A 25% commission is collected upon sale.

Proceeds from the commissions will go directly to student scholarships. The Dora Lee Langdon Center will conduct all sales during the exhibition. Price, not including tax, must be listed on entry.

ACCEPTED DELIVERY/RETURN OF ARTWORK

·  If your work is accepted, it must be ready to hang or it will not be displayed. Please no saw tooth hangers, wire hangers are preferred for 2d works. Framed & hung works may not exceed 50" in any direction, including frame, nor weigh more than 12 lbs. 3-dimensional works may require artist or agent installation followed by height regulation and may not exceed 60" in any direction. The exhibition committee reserves the right to exclude works from the exhibition that are not gallery ready, ready to hang, or are received in an unsatisfactory condition. 

•  A prepaid return UPS or FedEX shipping label must be provided with your work for prints to be returned to you when the exhibition concludes. Please keep a copy of the prepaid return shipping label and your receipt.  Prints will be return-shipped in the container in which they were received. We will exercise all due care in handling your artwork but will not be liable for loss, theft, damage or replacement of artwork, nor liable for damage during shipping. Please consider insuring your work.

•  Please ship work with prepaid return shipping label to 

Tarleton State University
Department of Fine Arts c/o Rio Brazos Exhibition
1333 W. Washington
Stephenville, TX 76402   

Shipments must arrive before April 2nd. No packing peanuts please!

•  You may drop off your work in person on Saturday April 2nd at the Langdon Center in Granbury.  The gallery will be open from 11 am to 2pm.  If you would like to make arrangements, please contact the Exhibition Coordinator, Chris Ireland, at ireland@tarleton.edu.

•  If you are intending to attend the closing reception and awards ceremony, you may pick up the work after the reception.

ABOUT THE LOCATION AND SPONSORS
The Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center is nestled one block off Granbury’s historic square in the Brazos River Valley and serves as a focal point for the fine arts in the Lake Granbury area. The Langdon Center serves as the cultural and educational hub of the downtown area in cooperation with the City of Granbury and Tarleton State University.

Part of the A&M System since 1917, Tarleton State University offers affordable undergraduate and graduate degrees from locations in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online. The main campus of Tarleton is located 31 miles southwest of Granbury in Stephenville. Founded in 1899 as a private, liberal arts college, Tarleton is now one of the state’s fastest growing institutions with an enrollment exceeding 15,000 and serves as the educational and cultural flagship of the Cross Timbers region.

You may enter through our Call for Entry (CAFÉ) page.  The entry fee for this year’s exhibition is $40 for 3 images.  You may submit additional pieces for 5 dollars each. 

The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years of age or older. Artists of all mediums and genres are encouraged to apply, although we require that the work has been made in the last 3 years and has not been featured at previous Rio Brazos exhibitions.