Round Rock Arts (RRA), whose purpose is to encourage, support and enhance current and new Arts and Cultural activities, is now accepting two-dimensional (2D) and small three-dimensional (3D) artwork submissions for the 2019 Exhibit Interlude. An interlude can be far more than a pause in a dramatic or musical performance. It is a brief intervening period between two things. It can be a space, a smirk on your face, an instant, a crying infant, an interruption, an massive eruption, an intermission, a rock’n roll musician, a gap, an afternoon nap… We invite artists to show us their vision.

Interlude will be a juried and judged art exhibit. Round Rock Arts will offer cash prizes for Best of Show, First Place, Second Place and two Honorable Mentions. There will be an opening “Mocktail” reception on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  It will be family friendly reception with art demos and entertainment, a fun interlude between the long winter nights and bright spring days.

The art exhibit will be at the J.B. and Hallie Jester Annex of the Williamson County Courthouse, located at 1801 E. Old Settler’s Blvd, Round Rock, Texas.  The Jester Annex has hosted art exhibits in it’s tall and wide halls for more than five years.  It is a busy, high traffic public building with many visitors from throughout the county and city of Round Rock.

Open to all artists / medium

Deadline For Submission:

January 7, 2019 by Midnight

Age of entrants:

Entrants must be 18 years old as of January 1, 2019.

Media accepted, sizes, originality:
    • Two dimensional (2D) and small three dimensional (3D) abstract artwork submissions, all media.
    • 2 D Entries have no minimum size, but the maximum size is 4 foot by 4 foot.
    • 3 D Entries will be displayed in a wall inset display case. The maximum size for 3D artwork is 10 inches high by 10 inches deep by 12 inches long
    • Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work nor withdraw that work once it is accepted. All artwork will be exhibited for the duration of the exhibit.
    • Entries must be original works of art, entirely the work of the entrant.

Round Rock Arts and Jester Annex do NOT assume liability for loss or damage to artwork. Every precaution is taken to protect exhibited work from damage. The artist may wish to obtain insurance for the work submitted, but it is not required. Each artist will be required to sign a liability release form as part of the submission process.

  • We do not accept artwork which requires shipping to or from the venue. All art must be delivered and retrieved in person on the days and times noted in the schedule at the end of this document.
  • Please do not submit any artwork that has been accepted into any Round Rock Arts show, exhibit or event during the past 12 months.
  • Please do not enter submissions to the show if you know you are unable to meet the schedule noted on this document.
  • Please do not enter submissions to the show if your art work does not meet the other requirements for the type of art, size and weight of art, and display/hanging requirements noted in this document.
  • Artwork that is not “family friendly” will be rejected as the artwork is hanging in a public space where children and youth are present.
  • Submission fee is $35 for up to three works for that single rate. Artworks are submitted in jpeg, png, or gif formats. Please limit size of images to no more than 2 MB per image. When you fill in the form below, you will be forwarded to PayPal for payment. Maximum number of submissions per artist is three. Submission does not guarantee acceptance and all submission fees are non-refundable.
  • Label the image file with your last name, first name, title of painting and size, i.e., Smith_Jane_Sunflowers in Spring_8x10
  • Artist must complete Artist Information and Waiver of Liability information as part of the submission process.
  • Artist is responsible for art delivery and pickup at dates specified upon notification of art selection.
Exhibiting and Pick Up Expectations:

The artist is expected to take all packing material with them after delivering art work. While plastic carts are available, it is expected that the artist will provide other means to cart heavy or unbalanced material into the building.

The artist must agree to display during the entire exhibit period. If a work is sold during the exhibit period, the art will remain in the exhibit until, April 1, 2019. Artists who remove work before this date will be disqualified from entering any Round Rock arts exhibit for 12 months.

Art work that is not picked up on the date noted in the previous paragraph, without prior arrangements made 7 days in advance through Round Rock Arts, will be deemed abandoned and property of Round Rock Arts. If the artist is not picking up the work(s), a signed statement or email from the artist with the name and phone number of the person picking up the work is required. No art will be left behind at Jester Annex or stored for later pickup.

Work that is exhibited may be sold. Round Rock Arts will handle the transactions, requiring a 20% gallery fee of the total sales price. The purchaser will pay the sales tax on the total sales price. Round Rock Arts will remit the sales tax to the Texas State Comptroller’s Office. RRA will provide, to the artist, the balance of the sales price of the work after the 20% gallery fee has been deducted.

Requirement for Preparing Your Work For Exhibition
  • All media not requiring electricity is accepted
  • All 2D entries are limited to 50 pounds and no larger than 4’ x 4’.
  • 3D entries must self-standing and are limited to 35 pounds and 10” high x 12” wide x 10” deep. Height restriction include pedestal.  All 3D art will be in display cabinets.
  • 2D artwork must be ready for hanging with wire (no saw tooth hangers) and protected under either glass or plexiglass except for acrylic, fiber art, oils, encaustics used on canvas or sealed clay board. Hung art may be framed or unframed. Unframed, stretched canvas (fully-wrapped canvas only) will be accepted if the sides are painted and no staples are visible. Canvas or other cradle substrates must be a minimum depth of 1” (no ¾” canvas or blocks will be accepted.)
  • All artwork must have a label secured on the back (upper left-hand corner) stating the name of the piece, artist name and phone number.
Please review these two videos demonstrating our preferred framing methods:

How To Tie Wire On Picture Frames:

How To Wire A Canvas:

Important Dates
Date Event/Info
Monday, January 7, 2019 Deadline to submit the completed online form. Late entries will NOT be considered.
Thursday, January 17 by Midnight Artists are notified by email of acceptance.

Please check your email!  And your spam folder!  There is no other form of notification!

It is your responsibility to check your email, Promotions folder (Gmail), All Mail folder (Gmail), or spam folder after this date to look for the announcement telling you if your works have been accepted or not. If you are using an email blocker that requires a verbal verification or other response, ensure you add to such programs the acceptance of email coming from the domain

Thursday, January 31, 8:00am – 10:00am & 4:30pm – 5:30pm Artists deliver art to:

J.B. and Hallie Jester Annex (of the Williamson County Courthouse)

1801 E. Old Settler’s Blvd.
Round Rock, Tx

(East side of IH 35, between Sunrise Rd. and AW Grimes on the south side of Old Settler’s Blvd.)

Saturday, February 9, 6:00pm – 8:00pm “Mocktail” Reception and public opening.
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Event is free and open to all. Art Demonstrations and Entertainment.
Monday, April 1, 8:00am – 10:00am & 4:00pm – 5:00pm Artists pick up art from Jester Annex.
If the item is picked up by someone other than the artist, a note or email must be provided allowing the person to pick it up. Parking is free. You will receive a reminder about two days before the pick up date. Ensure that you check the various areas where the email might reside.


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Interlude Call For Art
PLEASE NOTE: The submission fee is $35 for UP TO three pieces.

Artist Information


Submission #1

Please select the category that reflects the predominant form of media used
No side may be larger than 72 inches. There is no minimum size.
No side may be larger than 72 inches. There is no minimum size.
No side may be larger than 72 inches. There is no minimum size.
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Maximum upload size: 2MB

Submission #2

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Maximum upload size: 2MB

Submission #3

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Artist Agreement & Waiver of Liability

The Artist's Agreement In consideration of the opportunity to display my work to the public, and other good and valuable consideration, the adequacy and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, I, the undersigned artist, hereby agree that by submitting my art I consent to the terms of this Call for Artwork Submissions and certify that the art that I am submitting is my original art and that I am the author and creator of such art. I acknowledge that RRA reserves the right to accept or deny any submission with or without cause. I further agree to grant RRA permission to publish in all media, my name, artwork, and my location for use in press releases, print, television, and the internet. I further agree to participate in a program whereby the RRA may release such information to other persons and entities. I acknowledge that I have read and understand all terms contained in this Call for Artwork Submissions and agree to be bound by its terms.

The RRA and its partner gallery sponsors will not assume any responsibility for loss or damage to your artwork(s) or the loss or damage to frames or glass, no matter how sustained. Reasonable safety and electronic security precautions are in place to ensure added protection of your work. The RRA strongly suggests that all exhibitors carry their own personal property insurance. Current partners include Williamson County (Jester Justice Center), the city of Round Rock (ArtSpace), and Texas State University- Round Rock Campus.

No artwork, regardless of whether it has been sold during an exhibition or before installation, may be removed from the exhibition until the ending date of the exhibition. It is the responsibility of the artist or client to notify the RRA in writing or by email if a third party pick up artwork at the conclusion of the exhibition.

The sale of artwork is facilitated by Round Rock Arts (RRA) which does allows exhibiting artists the opportunity to post sales prices through this submission process. RRA is not responsible for the promotion of sales of an individual artist’s work. The delivery of sold works is the responsibility of the artist after the exhibit ends.

The artist/organization pays a gallery fee of 20% of the total sales price for each artwork sold during the exhibition. The purchaser will pay Round Rock Arts the sales tax as part of the Round Rock Arts transaction, which will be reported to the Texas State Comptroller’s Office. Round Rock arts will pay the artist 80% of the sales price, excluding sales tax, once the purchaser has paid for the art piece. It is expected that all sales during the exhibition will be made through Round Rock Arts.

After the close of the exhibit, the artist will remit to Round Rock Arts the 20% gallery fee based on the total pre-tax sales price for any sales made between the buyer and artist during the 30 days following the close of the exhibit. The artist will also be responsible for filing sales tax when sales are made between the artist and buyer.

Federal Tax implications from cash awards and sales transactions:

When cash awards are provided or art work sold through Round Rock Arts, artists receive their awards or payment of sales after an IRS W-9 form is completed. This occurs annually. Cumulative annual income of awards and sales of goods provided to individual artists, which reach the minimum amount based on IRS regulations, will result in a 1099-Misc income tax report provided to the artist and IRS according to IRS regulations.

Waiver of Liability

Once I submit this form electronically or by paper copy, I (the artist), my heirs, successors, and assigns, shall indemnify and hold the RRA and appointed officers, volunteers, employees, harmless from any and all claims, costs and liabilities for any artwork damage, personal injury, death, or other property damage which is the result of handling and displaying the artwork at ArtSpace, Jester Justice Center, or Texas State University-Round Rock. Our partners’ employees or contractors are likewise held harmless from any and all claims from the artist, heirs, successors or assigns from any artwork damage, personal injury, death, or other property damage, and related costs and liabilities, which is the result of handling and displaying the artwork.