Competitions & Contests

ETA - Emerging Texas Artists

Entry Dates 2023-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 - 2023-10-01T00:00:00+00:00 2 Days Left


ETA is an exhibition focused on showcasing the extraordinary work of high school artists around North Texas. "Emerging Texas Artists" presents an opportunity for visual artists who are redefining what is possible in the high school studio to share their work and ideas in a formal gallery exhibition.   This blind juried exhibition is open to all mediums, formats, subject matter, and approaches created by students currently enrolled in 9-12th grade.

ETA is a response to the limited opportunities that visual artists attending high school have to showcase and exhibit work that challenges conventional definitions and expectations around “high school” work. Artists' work will be blind juried; focusing only on the artwork and statement, not the student’s age, school, course, or instructor. ETA welcomes artists challenging convention through their approach and thinking, taking risks with their media application, and creating work driven by personal voice and ideation to share their work with our community.

The show is open to all Texas artists in grades 9 - 12th.
All 2D, 3D, and 4D media accepted.
All work must be able to fit through 83”h x 70”w doors
All work must be original (no reproductions) and completed within the last 12 months

Works copied from published photographs, the internet, or existing works should not be submitted and will be disqualified. Even if there is no “exact” copying of a work or an idea, but the new work is not a clear transformation of the original idea/work, the work should not be submitted.

All juried/accepted 2D/3D work that will be hung on the wall must be mounted, matted, or framed and ready to hang. All mounted work should be on white mounting board with a minimum 2” margins in all directions and backed with foam core.
Any 2D/3D works that will be hung and are above 5 lbs in weight should be properly wired or prepared with sawtooth hangers.
All juried/accepted 2D work on canvas or other material that cannot be mounted should be properly wired or prepared with sawtooth hangers.
All juried/accepted digital/photography work should be printed on high-quality paper at the size listed on the entry submission. Any accepted digital work that cannot be printed for any reason should be brought to the attention of immediately.
2D Size Parameters: works exhibited in gallery must fit through 83”h x 70”w doors
3D Size Parameters: works exhibited in gallery must fit through 83”h x 70”w doors
4D Size Parameters: projection work will be projected on a 96”w x 72”h screen unless otherwise specified; installation work to be exhibited in gallery must fit through 83”h x 70”w doors
All work will be accompanied by an artist statement
Submissions open Oct. 1, 2023
Submissions close Dec. 15, 2023
Artists may submit up to 3 works of art in any media ($10 per entry). Artists can submit two images for each artwork to allow the artist to show depth/space/scale/detail.
Submission images should be taken and edited carefully as these will be how the jurors experience and select the work for the exhibit.
Submission images should accurately depict artwork in color, clarity, value, and media application. Selected works that do not match their digital submission will not be accepted.
Sizes included in submission are of artwork only; do not include mount/frame.
All submitted works will be accompanied by an artist statement; works submitted without statements will not be considered for exhibition
Submission of your entry constitutes your agreement with all the terms of this Call for Entry.
Submission of your entry acknowledges the right of ETA to reproduce artwork for show marketing purposes. Artists retain all rights and ownership of their artwork.
ETA reserves the right to decline a submission for any reason or to remove a selected work for any reason.
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Each work submitted is $10.00; with a maximum of 3 submissions.
Any artist seeking to sell their work can list their contact information on their show statement for potential collectors. Artwork will not be sold through the Lovejoy Gallery, and ETA is not responsible for any part of the sale of exhibited work. ETA does not retain a commission fee and will not be responsible for the delivery or holding of any work after the exhibition.
Artists are expected to provide insurance for their own work as ETA does not provide insurance for any work. ETA takes great care with the handling of all work but is not responsible for damage to the work before, during, or after the exhibition.
Submission Dates: Oct.1 , 2023- Dec. 15, 2023
Notification of acceptance: Dec.22, 2023 by 6pm
Receiving for accepted works: Jan 6 - 7, 2024 from 8am - 12pm.
Opening Reception - Saturday January 13th, 2023 5pm - 7pm (Awards Presentation 6:00pm)
Exhibition - Saturday January 13th, 2024 - Sunday, Jan 20th, 2023 ( Jan16th - 20th 8 - 5 by appointment)
Work pick-up - Saturday Jan. 21st 8 - 12pm
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