Competitions & Contests

Art League of Baytown Juried Upcycle Art Challenge 2024

Entry Dates 2024-08-03T23:59:00+00:00 - 2024-06-01T00:00:00+00:00 11 Days Left



Art League of Baytown Upcycle Art Challenge
Aug. 23-Sept. 21 2024
Location: Art League of Baytown
110 W. Texas Ave.
Baytown, Tx 77520
 Best of Show $800

Functional Category:
1st Place $600        2nd Place $400        3rd Place $300        Honorable Mention $100

Decorative Category:
1st Place $600        2nd Place $400        3rd Place $300         Honorable Mention $100
Honoree Choice Award $400
Entry Fees:  Entry fee is $30 for the first entry, $15 for the second and $15 for the third entry.
Show Judge: Jeff McGeeHonoree Judge: Brian Moran
Show Chairs:
Aileen Harding                                                           Jan Strubbe                                                
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The Art League of Baytown is pleased to host its fourth annual Upcycle Art Challenge Aug. 23-Sept. 21 with co-sponsor Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.

The goal of the Upcycling challenge is to raise environmental awareness by promoting action through reusing, recycling and salvaging materials to create art.

The contest categories are
1) Decorative art refers to aesthetic objects that serve no other purpose than to be pleasing to the eye.
2) Functional art refers to an aesthetic object that serves a utilitarian purpose.

The creations may be 2D or 3D.

Each piece must feature 80 percent material recycled from some previous use. Glue, screws and other fastening devices are NOT included in the remaining 20 percent. Artists must submit a list identifying which parts are new (20 percent or less). 100 percent of the artwork must be created by the artist.

An artist’s statement and/or description must be included with the work to explain the artist's process and intent. This should not exceed 150 words.
This is part of the judging process and will be displayed with accepted art.
Applications for the juried art show must be submitted online through Art Call June 1-Aug. 3, 2024.
Entries will be judged on visual impact, creativity/originality, composition/design, craftsmanship and material usage.

Open to residents of Harris, Chambers and Galveston counties.

Creators may submit up to three works. The fee will be $30 for the first entry, $15 each for the second and third entry. Titles and prices must be included on your entry forms and cannot be changed thereafter. Paying an entry fee does not ensure the artwork a place in the gallery exhibit and there are no refunds. All entries must be original in concept, design and execution and may not have been entered previously in the Upcycle Art Challenge.
Incomplete or late entries will not be accepted after the deadline.
It is important that your digital images submitted to Art Call accurately reflect your work. Works which are found not to be accurately represented by the image submitted may be disqualified at the discretion of the juror. Works featuring violent, sensational, political or sexual content will not be displayed. Art League of Baytown and the juror reserve the right to reject any work deemed inappropriate for this exhibition for any reason.

Notification and Delivery to Gallery
All artists will be notified if their work has been accepted for the show via email on Saturday, Aug.10. Selected works must be hand-delivered to the Art League of Baytown Gallery 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug.17 (Saturday) or from noon - 5 p.m. Aug. 18 (Sunday) at 110 W. Texas Avenue, Baytown.

Entry Details
All works must be safe to handle (no hazards, toxic material. etc.), fit through a standard doorway and weigh less than 50 pounds. All 3-D work must be easily moved by two people and not exceed 34 by 34 by 72 inches. All 2D work must be wired and/or ready to hang. No saw tooth hangers. All work must be installation ready. Artists will not be allowed to install their own work.

Reception and Awards
The reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 23 (Friday). Best of Show is an award of $800. Awards in the decorative and functional categories are: First Place ($600), Second Place ($400), Third Place ($300), Honorable Mention ($100), and Honoree Choice Award ($400). All prize-winning works will be labeled as such throughout the exhibition. Awards will be presented at the Opening Reception.

All works in the show must be listed for sale (no NFS). All sales will be transacted through the Art League of Baytown Gallery. ALB will retain a 20 percent commission on every piece sold. The Art League of Baytown, a non-profit organization, appreciates your support and welcomes new members. You may join at Art League of Baytown.

Sold artwork will remain on display until the close of the show but will be marked “sold” after the purchase has been transacted.

We encourage participants to promote the show via social media. The show will be publicized through our website and social media, email blasts, gallery street signage, our members’ social media activities, and other opportunities.

Submission of this application and the piece(s) represented shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to comply with the conditions set forth in this prospectus, including the following:
While I understand that great care and all steps will be taken to mitigate the possibility of loss or damage, in submitting this application, I hereby release Art League of Baytown, members, jurors, staff, volunteers, associates and boards from any and all claims occasioned by injury, illness, damage or loss of artwork while on the gallery premises. Permission to photograph and/or reproduce the work for publicity, documentary or educational purposes is hereby granted.

June 1: Open date for entries
Aug. 3: Last day to apply to show through
Aug. 5-9: Review and selection of works by juror
Aug. 10: Notification of acceptance or nonacceptance
Aug. 17-18: Accepted works should be hand-delivered to ALB gallery, 110 W. Texas Ave., Baytown, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Aug 22: In-house Judging
Aug. 23: Reception and awards presentation from 6 to 8 p.m.
Sept. 19: Final day of exhibition
Sept. 20-21: Unsold artwork to be picked up at ALB Gallery, 110 W. Texas Ave., Baytown, Tx. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please call either 281-814-4669 or 281-639-9688 if you need to make special arrangements to pick up your artwork.
Any work not picked up by 4 p.m. Sept. 30 will be considered a donation to the Art League of Baytown.