Saturday, December 17, 2011

Call to Artists Texas


TEXAS NATIONAL, P.O. Box 13041, SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3041


Images - Minimum: 1 , Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (TEXAS NATIONAL 2012): $35.00

(per image over minimum): $

Juror: Dave Hickey is considered to be one of the preeminent art critics in the world. He is the author of “The Invisible Dragon: Four Essays on Beauty” (1993), which is in its sixth printing, and “Air Guitar, Essays on Art and Democracy” (1998), in its fifth printing. Hickey’s writing has appeared in numerous publications including Rolling Stone, Art News, Art in America, Artforum, Interview, Harper’s Magazine, Vanity Fair, Nest, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times. In addition, Hickey has been an executive director of Art in America magazine and contributing editor at The Village Voice. He was the former owner/director of A Clean Well-Lighted Place gallery in Austin and director of the Reese Palley Gallery in New York City. He also served as The Schaeffer Professor of Modern Letters at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and as a contributing editor to Art Issues magazine in Los Angeles. He is now professor of art practice at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

In addition, Hickey has written many exhibition catalogues and monographs on contemporary artists, including Anthony Caro, Ellsworth Kelly, Ken Price. John Chamberlain, Ann Hamilton, Lari Pittman, Richard Serra, Robert Gober, Edward Ruscha, Terry Allen, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Tom Wesselmann, Joan Mitchell, Vija Celmins, Vernon Fisher, Luis Jimenez, Barbara Bloom, Sol Lewitt, Sharon Ellis, and Michelangelo Pisteletto.

In 1994, Hickey received the Frank Jewett Mather Award for art criticism from the College Art Association. In 2001 he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the so-called "genius grant." In 2003, he was inducted into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Friends of the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries. In 2005, he was awarded a Peabody Award for his work on Ric “Burns’ PBS” biographical documentary, “Andy Warhol.”

Hickey has lectured extensively at universities and institutions both in the United States and abroad. These include Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Cornell, Brown, Penn, Stanford, Duke, the Smithsonian Institution, the Rhode Island School of Design, Hunter College, the School of Visual Arts, Bard College, the University of Texas at Austin, Art Center in Pasadena, Otis Institute in Los Angeles, the Hirshhorn Museum and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Whitney Museum, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Dia Center for the Arts, the Walker Art Center, the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, and the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth. He has lectured often in the United Kingdom at the Tate Modern, The Frieze Art Fair, The Royal College of Art, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in London.

Hickey has also served as a visiting professor at a number of institutions, including the University of Texas at Austin, The University of California--Santa Barbara, the Otis Parsons Institute in Los Angeles, The Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, Yale University, and Rice University.

Awards:. 1st - $2,000; 2nd - $1,000; 3rd - $500; Honorable Mentions.

Eligibility: TEXAS NATIONAL 2012 is open to all artists working in the United States. Works may be of any medium (except video or performance). All works must be original and completed in the past two years. No previously submitted works will be accepted. All works must be available though the entire run of the show. Do not submit works for jury that might be sold before or shown during the TEXAS NATIONAL 2012 show time frame.

Size Limitations: Two-dimensional works, when displayed, cannot exceed 48" in height or width, including frame. Three-dimensional works cannot exceed 60" in height, 24" in width, and 24" in depth. If a separate pedestal is sent with the work, the total height, including the pedestal, must not exceed 60"; return shipment of the pedestal, if shipped separately from the work, will be at the artist’s expense. The weight limitation of each crated or packaged work must not exceed 50 lbs.

Entry Fee and Procedures: One, two, or three digital images may be submitted via CaFÉ for $35 entry. Secure credit card payments can be made through CaFÉ. Personal checks or money orders will be accepted via mail payable to TEXAS NATIONAL. Mailed payments must be postmarked no later than February 10, 2012, and mailed to TEXAS NATIONAL, P.O. Box 13041, SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3041.

If you require additional information regarding TEXAS NATIONAL, e-mail us at

Submitting Images for Jurying: All entries (information and images) will be accepted through the CaFÉ website.

1. Each entrant may submit up to three digital images of three different art works.
2. Each work must be represented by only one image (no detail views or duplicates).

Instructions on how to format images to CaFÉ specifications can be found at Image Prep.

Juror's choices for TEXAS NATIONAL 2012 will be announced via e-mail, the CAFÈ website, and USPS mail during the second week of March and no later than March 12, 2012.

Shipping: Accepted work must be sent at the artist’s expense, properly and securely packed in a single reusable carton or crate (NO Styrofoam peanuts) to TEXAS NATIONAL. Works must be shipped ready for installation. All 2-D works must have hangers or be wired for hanging. Plexiglass must be used instead of glass in framing. Works must arrive by MARCH 30, 2012. The cost of return shipment (one box/crate for each work), not including insurance, will be paid by TEXAS NATIONAL. Artists wishing to have return shipment insurance must provide payment to TEXAS NATIONAL for artwork value. Detailed instructions will be sent to those artists whose works are accepted by the juror.

SFA Galleries: The SFA Galleries present exhibitions of regional, national, and international art to an expanding audience centered in East Texas. It maintains high security with a guard always present during gallery hours. The gallery facilitates sales but takes no commission. The gallery does not profit from the entry fees of TEXAS NATIONAL. All monies collected pay for the entire exhibition, artist fees, awards, postage and return shipment.

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