Just a reminder to pick up your artwork from the “2016 Texas Artists Today” exhibit on Monday, June 13th from 12-3pm. The Museum of the Southwest is only open to pick up during these hours, so please don’t be late!! If you can’t come by on Monday, please make arrangements with Jenni Opalinski by June 10th. Email her: jopalinski(at)museumsw.org The exhibit closes June 12
MAA and Palette Club Wine and Paint EveningWednesday April 20 from 6:30-9 pm.The Palate Club 907 W. Wadley (between A and 1st street)$35Come and complete an acrylic painting while sipping wine with your friends. No experience is necessary and all supplies plus wine will be supplied. The class will be limited to 20. Please reserve your place by contacting Rick Reese at: email@example.com.
To those of you getting the prospectus as a mailout, one section got cut off in the “Conditions” section. It should read:
“Original artwork only. From idea to execution completed within the last two years without supervision. Not previously shown
competitively in Midland.
●Do not copy published images.”
Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused. It is correct in the downloadable version you can get here: MAA Texas Artists Today 2016
Since 1978, the Midland Art Association has offered a juried art exhibition. We have been honored to collaborate with the Museum of the Southwest who hosts this event. The Museum of the Southwest is an accredited museum with a rich history and mission to preserve and exhibit the art of the Southwest.
Our spring exhibit is titled “Texas Artists Today,” and it will showcase the variety and talent of Texas artists in 2016.
The juror is Christina Rees, senior editor of Glasstire.
Download the prospectus here: MAA Texas Artists Today 2016
Here are the dates for the 2016 Exhibit:
March18 Deadline for receipt of entries
March 31 Juror notification emailed/mailed
April 15 Deadline for receipt of shipped works
April 18 Hand delivered entries
12-3pm Museum of the Southwest
May 17 Opening reception and awards at Museum of the Southwest
June 12 Exhibition closes
June 13 Pick up hand delivered work
Museum of the Southwest 12-3pm
June 14 Return of shipped work begins
This program is partially supported by the Arts Council of Midland
Odessa Council for Arts & Humanities announces a Call for Artists for the Eight Street Traffic Box project
Odessa, TX – The Odessa Council for the Arts & Humanities is seeking applications from artists and designers interested in creating artwork for four electrical boxes along 8th street from Lee street to Golder Avenue. The boxes will become part of the identity of Downtown Odessa and will be seen by many pedestrians, as well as many of the 33,000 cars that drive that section of 8th street each day. The completed boxes will be unveiled in Spring 2016.
One artist or designer will be selected for this opportunity and will be paid an all-inclusive fee of $4000 to create the artwork. This project will create a unique and memorable visual statement that will highlight the Public Art Program here in Odessa. We are seeking an artist or designer who will approach the boxes as a family of art works and can create a unified and artistically interesting body of work. The boxes will be wrapped with adhesive vinyl on which the art has been printed.
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of Odessa artists, residents, and business owners and three finalists will be selected, based upon the criteria below. Finalists will be paid a $500 stipend to develop a proposal and present it to the panel. One artist or designer will be awarded the commission, based upon their proposal, presentation, and references.
The criteria for selection of finalists are:
- Artistic excellence as demonstrated by past work and shown in the submitted materials.
- Understanding of the project and ability to create work that responds to the goals of the project.
- Ability to create a work that will be durable and easy to maintain for an expected life span of at least five years.
Applications due – 5pm, March 15, 2016
Finalists Selected – Early April, 2016
Finalist Proposals – Late April/ early May, 2016
Commission Awarded – Mid May, 2016
Artwork Installed – by July 2016 for unveiling.
- A typed Letter of Interest, no longer than 1 page.
- Current Artistic Resume, no longer than 3 pages, including contact information.
- Up to 10 Digital Images of previous work, submitted electronically on a CD. Images must be JPEG file format and should be labeled with a number indicating the viewing order and the artist’s last name. Images must be no more than 1920 pixels on the longest side and must be “high quality” JPEG file format at 300 dpi.
- A corresponding Image List with image number, title, medium, dimensions, brief description, and date of work.
- Three References with current contact information including phone numbers and emails.
A map of box locations, as well as photos of the boxes can be seen at http://odessaarts.org/call-for-artists-eight-street-traffic-boxes/
Email Applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications can also be mailed to:
Odessa Council for the Arts & Humanities
PO Box 7195
Odessa, TX 79760
Call or e-mail OCA&H with questions: 432-337-1492 or email@example.com.
Applications must be received by 5pm, March 15, 2016.
Here is the list of the winners of the 2015 MAA Fall Juried Art Exhibit!
Juror: Lindsey Dunnagan
To purchase these or any of the other pieces in this exhibit, please contact show chairperson, Leslie Slaughter. 20% of purchase prices goes to supporting the Midland Art Association. Click here to email her
Best in Show: Brad King “Repent”
1.Debbie Hedrick “Rain on Horizon”
2. Leilani Pinard “Renaissance Woman”
3.Andrea Medlin “Where I Get Off”
Honorable Mention– Perry Edwards “Self Portrait”
- Courtney Johnson “Zebra Goddess”
- Scott Lunson “Quantum Parker Stumbles Upon Tesla’s Lab”
- Jane Becker “The Water is Fine”
- Honorable Mention– Mario Kiran “Relief Book II”
1.Diane Browne “The Merchandiser”
2. Janet Haney “Tree in Landscape”
3. Sue Anne Campbell “Fabric by the Yard”
Honorable Mention– Ricky Chou “Koi””
1.Nancy Hart “La Specola (Florence)”
2. Melissa James “untitled”
3. Sarah January “Falling Rocket:Homage”
Honorable Mention—Nancy Mabry “She Sees Him”
1.Nick Bascus “Looking Beyond”
2.Scott Lunson “The Astral Body Leaves the Ether Body”
3.Christina Valenzuela “Home Sweet Home”
Honorable Mention—Herzog/Roberson “Corazon”
- Randy Hall “Wall with Paper”
- Doug Avery “Ghost Ranch”
- Sandra Elliott “13th Century Coxwell Barn”
Honorable Mention– Linda Avery “Pied Piper”
Category: Three Dimensional
- Brett McElmurry “Merbabay King”
- Steve Apodaca “Slight Blue”
- Paige Gates “Rattle on a Block with Holy Rocks”
Honorable Mention— Joann Youngblood “Juan”
Category: Mixed Media
- Sara Drescher Braswell “Away”
- Brad King “I’m Innocent”
- Kayla Barker “Shadows”
Honorable Mention–”Elliot Lunson “Father & Daughter the Anxiety”
Please join us for the 2015 Fall Juried Art Exhibit at the McCormick Art Gallery on the campus of Midland College.
To enter, print out the prospectus and bring it and your art to Midland College Allison Fine Arts Building on October 3 , 2015.
Dates for Exhibit:
October 3, 2015- Drop of entries
October 5, 2015-Juror’s talk
October 8, 2015-Acceptance, non-acceptance cards mailed
October 22-Reception and Awards Ceremony, 6:30-8:30pm
October 22-Pick up non-accepted work at Midland College
November 13, 2015-Exhibit closes
November 14, 2015-Pick up exhibited work