Competitions & Contests

Art Speaks Juried Exhibition 2024

Entry Dates 2024-03-01T23:59:00+00:00 - 2023-12-01T06:00:00+00:00 3 Days Left


Art Speaks Juried ExhibitionApril 27 - May 27, 2024
Call for Entries
Presented by the Bay School Community Arts Center
Exhibition dates April 27 - May 27
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 27, 2020, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Any artist living in Virginia, or with a working studio in Virginia, at least 18 years old.
Original works only completed since 1/1/2021, not shown or markedly similar to work shown in a previous Art Speaks (on the Bay) Exhibition.
Eligible media include

      2D – painting and drawing all media, mixed media and printmaking, fine art photography
      3D – ceramic, glass, wood or metal functional ware, sculpture in any media, fiber art

Entry Fee:

$25 for up to 3 complete entries received by midnight, 2/1/2024
$35 for up to 3 entries received after 2/1/2024, until final deadline of 3/1/2024
$20 for full time students, up to 3 entries
Refer a friend and receive a 20% discount! Use promo code RAF when prompted to pay. Provide your friend's name in your application.
Want to pay by cash or check? Use promo code COC and pay in person or by mail to PO Box 1524, Mathews, VA 23109.


Submission deadline:  Friday, March 1, by midnight
Delivery of art:             Monday - Saturday, April 8-20, 10am–4pm to  279 Main Street, Mathews (Closed Sunday)
Pick up art work:          Wednesday - Saturday, May 29–June 1, 10am–4pm (Closed Sunday)
Statewide courier service will be available for an additional $25 fee. Size limitations apply.

Prizes:  $6,350 in prize money

Best in Show ($1500)
First, Second and Third Place Prizes in 2Dimensional Art
First, Second and Third Place Prizes in 3Dimensional Art
Students’ Choice awards in 2D and 3D
Guest Gallery Award 
Awards of Merit


Fill out entry form online for one, two or three pieces. Application period opens December 1.
Include a digital picture of each entry, in jpg format, no less than 500K and not to exceed 2MB. 
Two-dimensional artwork must have wire hanging.
An entry should be no larger than 44” in any direction without prior approval.
An entry should weigh no more than 30 lbs, unless it is free standing and then can weigh up to 50lbs.
The Bay School reserves the right to exclude artwork that may be inappropriate for all audiences.

Jury Process:

All works will be juried in digital format.  One digital for each 2d entry.  Up to 2 digitals for 3d entries.
Notification of acceptance to the show will be emailed no later than March 8.

Sales:    Entries may be for sale or for display only.  All work submitted must be priced for sale including commission (35% to the Bay School) or marked “NFS” (Not for Sale).  From time of publication of catalog (4/15/24) until the end of the show, commission from any sale is owed to the Bay School.
For more information go to or call 804-725-1278.

This handy video helps you learn how to apply!