7 Aug 2020

Competitions Water Media National Juried Exhibition

Dallas Metro Arts ContemporaryPlano, Texas, United States

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: September 6, 2020 – Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary announces the open call for the Water Media National Juried Exhibition. Awards: $1000 Juror’s choice and other awards.

Exhibition dates: Oct 6-31, 2020. Note: This is a gallery exhibition–Not virtual!

National artists 18 years or older. Original works accepted of traditional watercolor media, ink and wash drawings/paintings, gouache, transparent style acrylic and oil, and collage which emphasizes water media as a main component. Works may be on any material. (No giclee prints of art made in another media, such as watercolor) The Director welcomes and will answer all inquiries of eligibility.

All work must be executed during the past three years and never previously exhibited at the DMAContemporary. All work must be ready to display, or able to be easily installed (per prior communication agreement with the Director). Work that is not of traditional format of frame and protective glass/plexi, are accepted and displayed at the discretion of the Director and with the artist acknowledgement of liability in shipping, handling, gallery set-up and public display physical risks)

Christina Lucas is the Director of Exhibits and Collections, at the Pearce Museum in Corsicana.

First Prize: $1,000
Director’s Choice Award: TBA
Visitor’s Choice: TBA

$30 minimum 2 entries, $5 per each additional entry up to a 5 entry maximum.

Visit us for complete details and to apply.

Selected works must be delivered ready to hang/display. Artworks considered unsuitable for hanging/presentation will be refused.


  • Sept 6, 2020: Deadline for online submissions
  • Sept 14, 2020: Notification
  • Sept 14–Oct 3, 2020: Shipping of accepted works; hand delivery by appointment
  • Oct 6–31: Duration of exhibition
  • Oct 31: Closing Reception & Awards 6:00-8:00pm at DMAContemporary
  • Nov 1-7, 2020: Return Shipping of works with pre-paid shipping label or Hand pick-up by prior appointment.

Anything of question should be cleared by the Studio/Gallery Director, by contacting Jerry Smith, 214-938-3362 or profjesmith@gmail.com.

Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary provides 2600 square feet of studio and exhibition space in the Historic Downtown Plano Arts District, designated in 2016 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary
1412 14th St
Plano, TX  75074

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Income: Cash or Value Awards and Exhibition – Group. Opportunity expires in 25 days.

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