Celebrating 175 Years of Corsicana is sponsored by the Navarro Council of the Arts, Corsicana Art League and The City of Corsicana and will be hosted by The Warehouse Gallery - Corsicana, Texas. This will be a salon-style show and sale for artists with the theme “175 Years of Corsicana History.” All work submitted must be available for the show and for sale.
Entry deadline: May 1, 2023
Acceptance notice: May 15, 2023
Hand delivery of artwork: May 26 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, May 27 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Shipping arrival of Artwork: May 22-31, 2023
Show dates: June 8 – July 31, 2023
Opening Reception: July 8, 2023
Return ship date: August 7, 2023
Pick up dates: August 1-4, 2023, 12:00 am – 5:00 pm
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Artists may submit 1-3 images, and NO ENTRY FEES. Entries submitted must be available for show and sale. Online entries only to: email@example.com
SHOW FORMAT: • This is a juried competition. • Painting, drawing, photography, mixed media and sculpture. • Only original works will be accepted. • All artwork must be available and for sale • A maximum of 2 entries will be accepted per artist.
ABOUT THE WAREHOUSE GALLERY: The Warehouse Gallery is located within The Warehouse Living Arts Center – the longest continually running community theatre in Texas. This large gallery has hosted and shown professional artists and exhibits for more than 50 years. The Center is an active part of The Arts District of downtown Corsicana – sitting directly across from the fully restored Palace Theatre. A once prestigious vaudeville house playing host to legendary professional performing artists/acts from across the globe, The Palace Theatre is now THE PLACE TO BE - a state-of-the-art center featuring Broadway to Motown – Country to Classical. Everything and a bit more. The Navarro Council of the Arts Art Alley is in the block and has caught the attention of many State and National publications and is still growing. You will be a short walk from downtown Corsicana shopping and dining.
ABOUT THE JURY PANEL: A panel consisting of professional artists will be used for selection. Participants will be notified no later than May 15th. The decision of the jury is final, and will be posted on navarrocouncilofthearts.com, as well as emailed to participants.
JUROR OF AWARDS To be announced
CELEBRATING 175 YEARS OF CORSCIANA SHOW & SALE RULES:
There will be no exceptions for deadlines, specifications, or rules.
Must be 18 years of age or older
Original, realistic and/or representational art of Corsicana: images available on websites, navarrocouncilofthearts.com, and visitcorsicana.com
Paintings executed in, but not limited to, the mediums of oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, gouache, graphite, tempera and casein.
Drawings executed in, but not limited to, the mediums of pastel, ink, pencil, crayon, charcoal, scratchboard, and original hand-pulled prints.
Sculpture executed in, but not limited to, the mediums of wood, metal, stone and clay.
Not acceptable mediums include craft, jewelry, digital art, textiles, fiber art, or pieces containing computer-generated elements. No reproductions of original work allowed.
Artwork must have been completed within the last 4 years.
Artwork must be for sale and priced at a minimum of $50 retail.
RETAIL PRICE MUST INCLUDE THE FRAME. The Navarro Council of the Arts sales commission is 25% of the retail price. All proceeds will benefit the Navarro Council of the Arts student visual arts programming.
Minimum size: no side smaller than 8 inches excluding frame.
Maximum size for 2D: 60 total inches, unframed. Total (united) inches = width + height. Examples: A 30” x 30” painting = 60 total inches. A 24” x 36” painting = 60 total inches. Maximum size for 3D: No size limit. Weight limit of 50 lbs – must have your own display stand.
Paintings not meeting the minimum or maximum dimensions will not be displayed.
Paintings must be framed in a “gallery quality” frame, wired and ready for hanging. Gallery wrap canvases will be accepted. Paintings not meeting these standards will not be displayed.
By submitting images to this juried opportunity, you understand that accepted images will be displayed on NCA, CAL and City of Corsicana websites, FB, and other social and/or print media. Images become NCA archives and may be used for this and future NCA and City of Corsicana promotions. Artists will retain copyright to their images.
Submission is made through email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A maximum of 2 paintings per artist will be accepted into the show. Applicants will receive notification with exhibition details by email.
Submission of entries constitute agreement with all conditions set forth in this prospectus. Digital images are assumed to be accurate representation of the entrant’s original art works. Artwork that differs markedly from the submitted image will be disqualified.
Show venue will receive shipped entries and repack unsold entries for shipment back to artist. Shipping of accepted works to and from the show venue will be arranged by and at the expense of the artist. Hand delivered work is allowed. There will be a fee of $25 for shipping and handling.
Shipping & delivery instructions will be included in notification email. All work is to be delivered at the appointed date and time. Pick up of all work is at the appointed date and time as set forth in the shipping instructions.
CASH AWARDS: Estimated $2500 – In addition to approximately $2500 in cash, the award-winning works selected will appear on NCA, CAL, City of Corsicana, and WLAC websites, and will be featured on social media platforms, and print ads and promotions.
Exhibit opens to the public: June 8, 2023 – July 31, 2023
Opening Reception and Awards Presentation: July 8, 2023
Exhibit closes: July 31, 2023
RESPONSIBILITIES/LIABILITIES OF THE ARTIST By entering the show, you agree that you have read and will abide by all rules outlined in this prospectus. The Navarro Council of the Arts, Corsicana Art League and The Warehouse Living Arts Center Gallery are not responsible for the loss or damage of any artwork - for any reason no matter what the cause. By submitting artwork to this exhibition, you understand and agree with this statement. Insurance for any loss or damage to artwork is the sole responsibility of the participating artist. The artist also agrees to handle the shipment and removal of accepted works as set forth in the shipping instructions.
CONTACT US For general information about the Navarro Council of the Arts, please visit: www.navarrocouncilofthearts.com. For specific questions about the event and the prospectus contact: Leah Blackard at email@example.com, Subject line: 175 Show & Sale. Or you may reach out to the Corsicana Art League at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DO NOT CONTACT THE WAREHOUSE LIVING ARTS CENTER GALLERY