CCAN 2020: Center for Contemporary Arts National Juried Competition

CCAN 2020: Center for Contemporary Arts National Juried Competition


Call Type Competition
Call Eligibility National
Entry Dates 8/17/20, 12:00 PM - 9/19/21, 11:59 PM 6 Days Left
Entry Fee? Yes (35/20)
CCAN 2020: Center for Contemporary Arts National Juried Competition

220 Cypress Street
Abilene 79601 United States


This is a national competition open to all artists 21 years of age and over. All work must be original (no reproductions),
produced within the last three years and not previously shown at the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA). The digital
image of the piece submitted must be the piece delivered to the CCA if selected by the jury. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Original, 2 and 3-dimensional art only. No artwork over three years old may be shown.
Wall-mounted (2D) work should not exceed a framed size of 48” in the longest dimension.
3D work intended to hang on a wall cannot exceed 48 x 48". Freestanding indoor work cannot exceed 3 feet (36”) in
any dimension. Weight limit 50 lbs.
Oil, watercolor, scratchboard, acrylic, gouache, alkyd, tempera, mixed media, pastel, pencil, pen & ink, aquatint,
watercolor, bronze, wood, ceramic, photography, fiber and digital art will be accepted. If you have a question regarding
your media, please call or email us: (325) 677-8389,
The call will open August 17, 2020, and will end on September 19, 2020. No exceptions.
Entry and Fee
All entry submissions must be done through CaFE. ( No exceptions.
Entry fees are $35 for one image, additional entries $20.00 each, limit 3. For 3D entries: to show multiple angles of
your sculpture you may include a video submission along with your application (optional). Fees may be paid
with Visa, MasterCard, a personal check, money order or cashier’s check made payable to the Center for Contemporary
Arts. Credit Card fees will be paid through CaFE.
Notification of Selection
? All entrants will be notified via email whether their artwork has been selected. All original artwork accepted
shall be either hand-delivered or shipped to the CCA no later than October 9, 2020.
o Ship to: Center for Contemporary Arts
? 220 Cypress St.
? Abilene, TX 79601
? All accepted artwork shall be labeled on the back with: Artists’ Name, Title of Piece, Phone Number and Retail
? All shipping charges (both directions) for artwork shall be at the artist’s expense.
? All Artwork shall be shipped back to the artist via artist’s carrier unless other arrangements are made with the
CCA. We suggest that you buy a RETURN SHIPPING LABEL when you purchase the shipping label.
? All shipped artwork shall be in sturdy, reusable containers. Your shipping and packaging material must be
useful for the return of your paintings or you will be charged an extra fee for packing materials supplied by the
? No glass except for pastel art. Only plexi-glass glazing will be accepted for all other artwork. This is essential
for the safety of the originals.
? Artwork should be ready to install and should have hardware installed that will allow for immediate
installation by the gallery with no adjustments to the pieces necessary. NO EXCEPTIONS —
hangers. Gallery-wrapped canvases are acceptable if the sides are painted and the piece is wired and ready
to hang.
? Check your shipping insurance. Artists are responsible for insuring the amount above what shipper will cover.
The Center for Contemporary Arts is NOT responsible for damage caused to artwork during shipping.
? Images of accepted work may be used for promotional purposes and featured in an exhibition marketing
Display and Sale of Original Art
The CCA prefers entries that are for sale. Please state a price reflecting current market value for your artwork. For any
artwork sold, the CCA shall be entitled to retain twenty percent (20%) of the selling price as a donation and shall remit
eighty percent (80%) of the selling price to the artist. Please provide an insured value on all artwork. The CCA assumes
reproduction rights for promotional purposes only. If a piece is sold between entry and notification, the piece is still
eligible to compete in the show. However, if the piece cannot be sent to the CCA for display in the show, it will be
withdrawn from the competition.
About the Juror – Thomas Motley
Thomas Motley is a Dallas/FortWorth-based painter and academic. Born in Beaumont, Texas, he’s been drawing since
the age of three. Motley is Professor Emeritus of Art and Art History, Richland College, in Dallas. His drawings and
paintings have been displayed in many national exhibitions. His paintings have been shown in the DMFA, the Ft. Worth
Art Center Museum, The Longview Museum and Art Center, and numerous galleries, including William Campbell
Contemporary Art, in Ft. Worth. Motley has lectured at the DMA, and The Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum. He
has published several art museum catalogs, art periodical critiques and reviews of art exhibits, and research papers
for the NEH on art and literature of the Greeks and Romans. Motley is a contributing author for Eutopia, an online
contemporary art review.
Motley is past Board President of Artist Boat, a Galveston non-profit teaching Texas’ coastal students about art and
ecology, and was Chair of the North Texas Fulbright Teacher Exchange Peer Review Committee for over a decade.
Motley was a printer in the USAF, an illustrator in the Special Arts Dept. for Ling Temco Vought Corp., and a resident
cartoonist for the infamous alternative press, Dallas Notes from the Underground. He lives in Fort Worth.

Posted on: 9/3/20, 4:55 PM