Call for Art – September 2017: “Encaustic”

Call for Art – September 2017: ENCAUSTIC


A “Committee’s Choice” cash award will be announced at the First Thursday reception.

DEADLINE FOR ONLINE SUBMISSION: August 23, 2017 –  5:00 pm

Round Rock Arts (RRA) whose purpose is to encourage, support and enhance current and new Arts & Cultural activities in the Round Rock, Greater Austin and Williamson County areas, is now accepting artwork submissions from artists for its exhibition in ArtSpace: Open for Encaustic Artwork. There is a resurgence and interest in all things encaustic – get your hot wax going and submit your work for this show. All subjects are welcome in this call. There is a wonderful history of Encaustic on the following web-site

Artists under the age of 18 may submit with parental consent. We are accepting original artwork in all media.

Encaustic media may be mixed with other art forms as long as Encaustic is the primary medium but you are not limited to including the following; painting, drawings, fiber arts, mixed media, photography and sculpture.

Encaustic’s with Painting or Photography must be framed and have a professional appearance. Paintings must be ready for hanging with wire (no saw tooth hangers). Unframed stretched canvas will be accepted if the sides are painted and no staples are visible. Minimum canvas depth shall be 1” or greater. (Fully-wrapped canvas only.) Artist to put label on back of artwork in upper left hand corner with: Title of Painting, Artist Name and Phone Number.

Entries which are sold from this exhibit (up to 30 days after the closing of the exhibit as a result of having been exhibited in this show) must pay RRA a donation of 20% of the sales price. If a sale is handled between the artist and client, the artist must notify staff at ArtSpace immediately upon the transaction.  For further responsibilities regarding sale of artwork, please see the Artist’s Agreement below.

RRA carries no insurance for loss or damage to artwork in the exhibit or in transit, nor assumes liability for the same. However, every precaution will be taken for the safety of the work. Artists should provide their own coverage if desired.

How to Submit

Artist may submit up to 3 original works in jpeg format — with a maximum file size for each image not to exceed 1.5 MB each – using the submission form on All entries must be received through the submission form on the Round Rock Arts website, not sent via email. Any questions or issues with submission, please contact ArtSpace at 512.218.7099. Before uploading images to your Artist Information Form (below), name each jpeg image file with your last name, first name and title of painting i.e., Smith_Jane_Sunflowers in Spring

Artist must complete Artist Information Form (form below).

A fee of $10 is required for each entry of art and is due at the time of submission. The maximum for three images is $30.00.  Payments must be made online through PayPal at the time of entry. Submission does not guarantee acceptance and all submission fees are non-refundable. 

Art content must be family friendly, as it will be displayed in a community facility.

Artist will be responsible for art delivery and pickup at dates specified upon notification of art selection.

Important Dates for This Exhibit:  Please make certain these dates work for you before you submit your work.  No late work will be accepted.

  • 8/23/17             Online deadline for submissions is 5:00pm
  • 8/31/17             Notifications will be sent to all artists who submitted artwork for consideration
  • 9/05/17 (Tues) Accepted artwork will be delivered to ArtSpace between 9am-10am
  • 9/0717            First Thursday Exhibit Reception from 5:30pm-7:00pm at ArtSpace
  • 10/2/17  Exhibit Strike: Artists will pick up their work from ArtSpace between 9am-10am