Support for the Arts 2018 Call For Entry – Closed


Attn:  SFA Chair
Assistance League of Houston
1902 Commonwealth
Houston, TX  77006-1836


Event Dates:  January 17, 2018 – February 23, 2018
Call For Entry opens: September 1, 2017
Entry Deadline:  October 31, 2017
Images:  Minimum 1, Maximum 4
Entry Fee: $15.00
Image Fee: $15.00 per image over minimum
Juror:   Anna Katz, Assistant Curator
Assistant Curator, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles


The cash awards will be as follows:  $4,000 First Place, $2,000 Second Place, $1,000 Third Place.  Entries must be original works by artists residing in Texas, done without supervision and completed in the last two (2) years.  Entries that have been in previous Assistance League of Houston competitive exhibitions are not eligible.  Entries must be suitable for a public, corporate setting.  Therefore, nudity, sexual suggestion, graphic violence, loud or disruptive noises etc. will not be exhibited.

Please note our new requirements as some have changed since our last show January 2017.

Entries must be submitted through café (  Each artist is limited to four (4) entries.  All fields should be entered in order to submit your call to entry.  The date of execution of the work must be noted. The juror will make preliminary selections from entries.  No substitutions can be made after the juror’s selections.  Awards will be made from the actual works.  A nonrefundable entry fee of $15 is due for each entry (i.e. one entry is $15, four entries is $60) by October 31, 2017.  No checks, cash or money orders will be accepted.  All entries must be paid by credit card through the CaFE website. All work submitted must be available for sale at the time of submission.

Call For Entry opens:                                                               September 1, 2017
Deadline for entries                                                                 October 31, 2017
Notification of acceptance                                                       November 22, 2017
Deliver work to Williams Tower Gallery                              January 13, 2018, 10 a.m.-Noon
Opening and award presentations                                        January 17, 2018, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Public exhibition ends                                                             February 23, 2018
Pick up work at Williams Tower Gallery                             February 24, 2018, 10 a.m.-Noon

Entries may be any medium, including painting, photography, sculpture and works on paper.  Works of art must not exceed a vertical height of 78” tall and 96” wide and, if chosen, must be complete and ready for hanging when received.  Sculpture must be no larger than 5’x5’ at the base and no more than 10’ high and weigh no more than 100 pounds.  Please do not submit works that hang from the ceiling or by large bolts or screws. The weight limit for wall hangings is 40 pounds.  Work requiring a pedestal surface area exceeding 18” x 18” must have pedestal supplied by the artist.

If the work requires power, it must be battery power and supplied by the artist. Works with audio must be submitted with an MP3 sound clip.

Delivery instructions for shipment will accompany notification of acceptance.  Any work that is shipped and received after January 12, 2018 will be returned unopened and shipped collect by commercial carrier to the originating address.   All works of art must be shipped in reusable containers and delivered by hand or commercial carrier directly to the forthcoming delivery address.  Any fragile submission, e.g. glass or ceramic or small pieces of any material that can be easily removed will not be insured unless protected by a vitrine or security mounted by the artist.  Otherwise the artist must self insure the work, or sign a waiver of release.  Assistance League of Houston and Williams Tower Gallery will not be responsible for damage to ceramic or glass pieces.  Assistance League of Houston will not be responsible for damage to, loss or deterioration of any work while in transit.  All reasonable care will be given to each entry received.  Upon receipt, works will be insured until February 23, 2018, with the exception stated above.  Works will not be stored after February 28, 2018.

Twenty percent of the proceeds from sales during the show will go to benefit the philanthropic programs of Assistance League of Houston.


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