“My Art, My Cause”: Do you have a cause that’s close to your heart? One that affects someone in your life or you? Something that you feel compelled to stand up for?
We are looking for art that shines the light on a cause that you, the artist, find worthy. Maybe it’s literacy or mental health or foster parenting or animals. Big or small, obscure or well-known, they all matter. Submit art that represents your cause because it matters to you.
This is a juried show, accepting all 2D and 3D media, where your art exemplifies your cause through abstraction, realism, representationalism, etc. We look forward to seeing your unique takes on causes you care deeply about.
This exhibit will be located in the expansive gallery at Texas State University Round Rock Campus, Avery Building (1555 University Blvd., Round Rock, TX).
Submission fee: $30 per artist, for up to 3 entries
Prizes to be awarded: Best of Show $100, 1st Place $50, and 2nd place $25
Give back to the *Cause you’re passionate about by donating 25% (or more) of your art sale (all regular sales fees apply to artist’s revenue). *Only 501c3 non-profit organizations are accepted for matching donations.
Round Rock Arts will make the donation to the Artist’s charity of choice and that amount will be matched by our local Sponsor (more info to come).
Call deadline: 8/31/22 @5pm
Artist notification: 9/16/22
Drop off work: 10/1/22, 10am-12pm
Show dates: 10/10/22 – 12/2/22
Reception: 10/14/22, 6-8pm
Pick up work: 12/3/22, 10am-12pm
Artist Rules and Regulations:
- We accept only original works, created by the artist/entrant.
- Do not submit work that has been displayed in a previous Round Rock Arts exhibit in the previous 2 years.
- Only submit work that is available to exhibit. Do not submit the same piece to multiple venues for the same dates.
- Entrants must be at least 16 years old at delivery of artwork. Parental consent required for artists under 18.
- Artwork must be hand delivered (may NOT be mailed or shipped). No storage either before drop-off dates or after pick-up dates. Shipped art will be rejected at delivery.
- Art must be family friendly as it will be displayed in a public space.
- Selected artists must agree to the Artist Agreement and Waiver of Liability.
All Media excepted.
2D requirements: Minimum 12″ for the smallest measured side. Max. 5′ for the largest measured side.
All canvases must measure a minimum of 1.5″ in depth with finished sides or be framed.
All other surfaces need to be framed, unless described as such and approved by the Curator.
Use plexiglass or acrylic on framed pieces larger than 24″ (for safety).
Maximum weight is 20lbs for 2D and 100lbs for stand-alone sculptural pieces, including the pedestal
All 2D pieces must be wired using gallery wrapped wire and D-rings (no sawtooth or eye-rings). See video for hanging requirements and wiring guidelines CLICK HERE.
For the glass display case, max. size is 18″ and max. weight is 20lbs.
Larger pieces cannot exceed 5′ on the largest side (including pedestal).
Max weight for stand-alone or pedestal pieces is 100lbs (including pedestal)
Pedestals must be provided by the artist
Excepted artwork must be dropped off at time listed. No early or late drop-off appointments are accepted.
Artwork must be labeled on the back with: Artist’s name, contact info, title of work, price (or “not for sale” if appropriate)
- You’ll be specifying your cause and the donation percentage in the entry form.
Art sale and donation:
Round Rock Arts will make the donation amount you’ve specified (25%, 50%, 75% or 100%) in your submission form. All transaction fees will be removed prior to donations being sent.
Only non-profit 501c3 organizations are eligible for donations to be forwarded. Please fill in all contact info for the organization you’ve chosen, along with your legal name so we are able to present on your behalf.
You can make arrangements for the buyer to purchase the art from the exhibit by emailing: RRAsales@RoundRockArts.org. Please provide the name and contact info of the potential buyer so the transaction can be completed.
You may meet the buyer at TXST to hand off the art. Please let Lisa Zinna (512-517-4510) know so that she can alert the TXST administration that this will be taking place.
What Info Is Needed to Apply Please have the following info ready to submit your work in the Application Form:
- Title of work
- Media used
- Size: Height x Length x Depth + Weight
- Your Inspiration statement based on the Cause you’ve chosen
- Any special hanging requirements (please see rules and guidelines for expectations)
- Is your art for sale? What is the dollar amount?
- What 501c3 Organization will you be donating to? What amount of your sale do you want to donate: 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of sale price (after applied transaction fees)?
- Website and/or contact for the Cause you’ve chosen to donate to.
- Upload a JPG file (1 for each submission): no more than 2-5MB. This is used for Juror decision and then, for social media. Provide the best you have!
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION PROCEDURES
- Please read the entry form carefully before filling in. All accepted entries will stay as-is and cannot be changed or corrected after submission.
- Label your photo file with and ARTWORK TITLE _YOUR LAST NAME: for example: Starry_Night_VanGogh.jpg
- Formats accepted: jpeg, png, or gif. Max = 5 MB per image.
- Each artist may submit 1-3 (one to three) images for $30.
- Complete the Artist Information and Waiver of Liability.
Parking at Texas State University in Round Rock:
Monday through Friday you must purchase a $5 parking pass at the parking kiosk.
Weekend parking is free and open Saturday 8am-3pm and Sunday 1pm-7pm.
See details here: https://www.parking.txstate.edu/round-rock.html#hours
Meet our Juror:
Through the use of quirky people, whimsical creatures, and double meanings I explore telling unique stories that celebrate the complexity of every day of life. It is my intention to show similarities in the life experiences and understanding of what it is to be human. This way of seeing and experiencing the world influences the way I explore telling my visual narratives.
My art career has taken many adventures that include participating in an international art collective, starting a college photography program, running art workshops, and contributing to advocacy based projects.
I exhibit regularly in Austin, Texas where I live and work with my family.
Find out more about Janna Sammon at her website: https://jannasammon.com/
Meet our Sponsor:
To be determined (more info to come)