Competitions & Contests

Art League of Baytown Juried Upcycle Art Show 2021

Entry Dates 2021-09-17T12:00:00 - 2021-07-14T12:00:00 49 Days Left


Art League of Baytown Upcycle Art Challenge

October 15-29, 2021
Location: Art League of Baytown
110 W. Texas Ave.
Baytown, Tx 77520

Best of Show $700

Functional Category:
1st Place $500        2nd Place $300  3rd Place $200        Honorable Mention $50

Decorative Category:
1st Place $500         2nd Place $300      3rd Place $200         Honorable Mention $50

Art League of Baytown is pleased to host its first Upcycle Art Challenge Oct. 15 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 repurposing materials to create art.
The contest categories are 1) decorative and 2) functional art pieces that serve a 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. A list of all parts must be included when the art is submitted online. The list must identify which parts are new (20 percent or less).
An artist’s statement must be included with the work to explain what the artist is conveying in the work or the object’s value, use or impact. This should not exceed 150 words.
Applications for the juried art show must be submitted online through ArtCall July 14 - Sept. 17, 2021.
Entries will be judged on visual impact, creativity/originality, composition/design, craftsmanship and material usage.
Open to residents of Baytown, La Porte, Mont Belvieu, Dayton, Crosby and Deer Park plus members of the Art League of Baytown. You may become a member at Individuals or teams (clubs, teams, families) can enter. 
Creators may submit up to three works. The fee will be $20 for the first entry, $10 for the second and/or 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.
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 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 works have been accepted for the show via email. Selected works must be hand delivered to the Art League of Baytown Gallery 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 9 (Saturday) or Oct. 11 (Monday) at 110 W. Texas Avenue, Baytown. 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 30 by 30 by 72 inches. 
All 2D work must be wired and/or ready to hang. No sawtooth hangers.
Reception and awards
The reception will be held 6 - 8 p.m Oct. 15 (Friday). Best of Show is an award of $700. Awards in the decorative and functional categories are: First Place ($500), Second Place ($300), Third Place ($200), and Honorable Mention ($50). 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 may be listed for sale or marked NFS (not for sale). All sales will be transacted through the Art League of Baytown Gallery. ALB will retain 15 percent commission on every piece sold.
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, its 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.
July 14: Open date for entries
Sept. 17: Last day to apply to show through
Sept. 21-24 Review and selection of works by juror
Oct. 1: Notification of acceptance or nonacceptance.
Oct. 9 and 11: Accepted works delivered 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to ALB gallery, 110 W. Texas Ave.
Oct. 12-13: Installation of show
Oct. 14: Judging
Oct. 15: Reception and awards presentation
Oct. 29: Final day of exhibition
Oct. 30:  Unsold artwork to be picked up 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Nov. 1: Unsold artwork to be picked up 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
If you are unable to pick up art during these hours, you MUST make arrangements for someone else to do so.  Art League of Baytown is not responsible for work left unclaimed after 4 p.m.  Nov. 1, 2021.
About the Juror: Jackie Liddell

Jackie Liddell is a happily married wife of 54 years, a mother, and grandmother who has had a lifelong dedication to the arts through teaching, community involvement, and her love of painting.  She has a master’s degree in fine arts, with a membership in the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi,  the Purple Sage signature membership in The Texas Watercolor Society, an Elite Signature membership in The Watercolor Art Society of Houston, a Signature membership in the National Society of Art, and memberships in several other art organizations.  She has over 40 years of sharing her love of art and teaching art in the Clear Creek Independent School District, The University of Houston-Clear Lake, Alvin Community College, and facilitating workshops in many cities in Texas.  Jackie has received several prestigious awards for teaching, and for painting.  She was named the Clear Creek Secondary Teacher of the Year, the Houston Mayor’s Excellency Award, a Hunting Art Prize Finalist for Texas.  In 2019 she received Honorable Mention in the Watercolor Art Society’s International Exhibition, the Merchandise Award winner in the Texas Watercolor Society Exhibition, and many first-place awards in juried shows.  This spring she was honored to be selected  the 2021 Featured Artist of the Texas City Art Festival.
In the fall she was awarded the McGivney Award, Galveston, and her winning painting hangs in the Rosenberg Library, another one is permanently showcased in the League City Civic Center.
 She has been honored to have paintings selected to appear in several art books: “Incite 2 and Incite 3 - The Best of Mixed Media” and “Art Journey Animals, A Collection of Inspiring Contemporary Masterworks”.
To promote the importance of art for our future, Jackie volunteers as the Director of The Galveston Art League’s Annual Students Art Show and is a member of the Promoting Art in Public Places Council for League City.  She reaches out to thousands of elementary, middle, and high school students in public, private, and home schools, as well as bringing art awareness  to the citizens of the Bay Area.

Entry Fees:  Entry fee is $20 for the first entry, $10 for the second and $10 for the third entry.
Show Judge: Jackie Liddell
Show Chairs:
Aileen Harding                                                           Jan Strubbe                                                
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