Call to Artists

Visual artists are welcome to submit their work for our jury exhibitions. Fill out the artist application and return it to the designated Art Center location with your entries and entry fee. Be sure to read the juried show details carefully before submitting your work, application, and fees.

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July 16, 2015 “Images of Nurture” (both human and animal)

“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart one who looks for the best in people. Leave people better than you found them.”
― Marvin J. Ashton

“When we set about accounting for a Napoleon or a Shakespeare or a Raphael or a Wagner or an Edison or other extraordinary person, we understand that the measure of his talent will not explain the whole result, nor even the largest part of it; no, it is the atmosphere in which the talent was cradled that explains; it is the training it received while it grew, the nurture it got from reading, study, example, the encouragement it gathered from self-recognition and recognition from the outside at each stage of its development: when we know all these details, then we know why the man was ready when his opportunity came.”
― Mark Twain

Visual artists are invited to produce works that portray Nurture in both the human race and the animal race, i.e. parental care, protection, shielding from hurt, comfort, care, feeding.

Entry deadline: Tuesday, July 14, 2015, by 2p

Entry drop-off: TAC Gallery at the Landing, 2 W Independent Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Hours: Monday – Friday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. (hours subject to be updated)

Notification of unaccepted work: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Pick-up of unaccepted work: July 15 and 16, 2015

Opening reception: July 16, 2015  TAC Gallery at the Landing, 2 W Independent Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202. 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Information for all juried exhibits

Artwork submitted must be original work by the artist, completed within the last 2 years not under academic supervision. Mass-produced objects or craft kits are not accepted.

2D works must be properly framed with wire on the back or gallery-wrapped canvases, no staples on the sides, with all sides painted. Works with sawtooth hangers on frames and canvases will NOT be accepted. 3D works should be free standing or able to fit on a gallery pedestal. Special installations must be provided by the artist and approved by The Art Center.

Artists 18 years and older residing in the United States are eligible to enter. Cash awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place are given based on the amount of entries received.

Insurance is the responsibility of the artist. The Art Center does not accept responsibility of theft, vandalism or damage caused by gallery patrons or staff or caused during transfer for any reason including mishandling by carrier or failure of packaging to protect works in transit. Also not covered is damage cause to work by failure of the work itself, or its mounting systems installed by the artist.

All work must be for sale. The Art Center will take a 40% commission on all work sold by non-members. Commission on works sold by members will be according to artist agreements per member status.