Now Open for Submissions
2020 Contemporary Texas Group Exhibition
Ao5 Gallery is now accepting submissions for an upcoming group exhibition to be held this spring, during the 2020 WEST Austin Studio Tour! To participate, artists must be a current Texas resident and must enter their own original artwork. Eligible mediums for this contest include: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking (such as Silkscreen or Lithography), Mixed Media Collage, Sculpture, Ceramic, and/or Fibers. Selected artwork will be exhibited at Ao5 Gallery for one month, and must be available for sale through the gallery while on display. Finalists may be offered additional opportunities to exhibit or be represented by Ao5 Gallery in the future. See below for additional rules and submission requirements.
There is NO submission fee to enter this contest.
Application deadline: Midnight on Monday, February 17, 2020
All applicants must be a resident of the state of Texas and not currently represented by Ao5 Gallery. All artwork must be original work in one or more of the following mediums: painting, drawing, printmaking (hand-pulled prints of original imagery only), mixed media collage, sculpture, ceramic, or fibers. Artwork must have been created between 2018-2020. Hanging artwork will be limited to 50lbs. All submissions must be made by the artist and not a 3rd party representative. Do not re-submit artwork you have submitted for prior group exhibitions at Ao5 Gallery. Artists who have been accepted in past exhibits at Ao5 Gallery are neither guaranteed nor prohibited from inclusion in future exhibitions.
Ao5 Gallery will not be accepting entries in photography, video, audio, performance, computer generated digital artwork, giclee prints of original work, furniture, or jewelry at this time.
How to Submit
One email submission per person. Each artist may enter up to 5 artworks; limit one image per entry for 2D artworks, and no more than two images (optional) per 3D artwork entered (multiple views). Please send JPG or PDF image files, only. Submissions must include artist contact information, title, size, media, and images for each artwork entered. Please size your image files appropriately so that all image files may be attached to ONE email only. Additional email submissions from the same artist or submissions with missing information will be disregarded.
Submissions must include:
Contact Information: Artist’s Name, Current Address, and Phone Number
Title and artwork description: List your artwork by title, in a text document or in the body of your submission email. Number your list so that each artwork easily corresponds to the file names of your attached images (see below). Declare your size measurements in inches or feet. Please include the medium.
Images: Artists may submit up to 5 image files for 2D artwork (1 image per entry) or up to 10 image files for 3D artwork (2 images per entry). File names should be formatted as follows: “lastname_entry1.jpg”, “lastname_entry2.jpg”, etc.
Or “lastname_entry1_view1.jpg”, “lastname_entry1_view2.jpg”, “lastname_entry2_view1.jpg” for 3D artwork.
Direct all submissions to [email protected] with the subject line “Contest Submission 2020”
All submissions must be made by the artist and not by a 3rd party.
Please Be Aware
All artwork submitted MUST be available for sale while on display for the exhibition.
Artworks selected for display must be identical to those submitted in images entered, or risk being rejected from the exhibit.
All submissions must be made by the artist and not a 3rd party representative. Acceptance in past exhibits at Ao5 Gallery does not guarantee or prohibit inclusion in this or future exhibitions.
Approval or refusal of any artwork submitted for this exhibit shall be at the gallery’s sole discretion. Ao5 Gallery reserves the right to accept or reject as many or as few artworks entered for inclusion in this exhibit as deemed reasonable by gallery staff, as determined by quality of work entered as well as exhibition space available for this event.