We are all inspired by the visions and genres of the artists that have come before us. Whether through the beauty of nature exemplified in Monet’s lilies, a rich and colorful nightscape vision shared with Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Cubist-inspired painters like Picasso, or the geometric and abstractionist expressions of Kandinsky or Hilma af Klint, this exhibition invites the artist to share works that is created in the likeness and style of the art masters. Get creative and show us what art masters inspire you!
CURATOR: Anita Lee
ABOUT THE CURATOR: Anita Lee is a multi-talented fine artist, owner of AGS Picasso Gallery, Artistic Editorial Photographer, fashion and jewelry design, event producer and director, screenplay writer, sculptor and more. She is a storyteller. Anita combines her many talents when producing events or when she creates and designs. She is known as “the unexpected”, because her events and creative art experiences are so unique.
Anita has perfected her ability to portray color in an intense and expressive way. She uses color and a unique brush stroke to express what she cannot say in words. Thus, the viewer becomes captivated by her ability to speak through color, form, and rhythm. Anita is influenced by Picasso and Kandinsky. She loves painting in the style of the masters, using a modern interpretation of their art.
Anita’s works have been exhibited in numerous galleries and other collections. They can be found in the collections of Charlize Theron, Wynonna Judd, Gina Gershon, and the late Governor of Texas, and Ann Richards, to name a few.
Submission Deadline: Sunday, March 22nd at midnight
Acceptance Notification: Friday, March 27th
Deliver artwork: Saturday, April 4th , from 10am-2pm
Exhibit Open to the Public: April 6th – May 1st . During Gallery business hours; Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm.
Reception: Saturday, April 11th, 2-4pm, Awards at Approximately 3:00
Pick up artwork: Saturday, May 2nd, 10am-2pm. All artwork left after this day will accrue a $5 per day storage fee.
ELIGIBILITY: This show is open to TVAA members and non-members with ribbons being awarded to Best of Show, 1st, 2nd 3rd place, and honorable mention. Cash awards for Best in Show and 1st place! Open to 3D and 2D works. 2D paintings is limited to 48” on any one side and a maximum of 25 lbs. Extra-large paintings and sculptures will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and the artist may be asked to bring their own display easel or pedestal.
REQUIREMENTS: All 2D artwork must be wired and framed correctly. Please wire your painting in the top ¼ of the painting. Wiring too close to the center of the frame will cause hanging issues and may not be hung, at the Curator and Gallery Director’s discretion. No ½” or ¾” canvases will be curated without a frame. Gallery wrapped work must have clean and painted edges and no staples showing. Work that does not follow gallery requirements will not be hung. Please label your artwork with your name and the title of your piece. If invited to the exhibition you must sign up for one sitting day during the month. This is a great time to experience gallery operations, greet guests and discuss the show and the artwork. If you cannot sit, you will need to pay a $35.00 sitting fee for someone to cover your day. Any work not picked up on take down day with be stored for a $5.00 a day fee and then considered abandoned after 30 days. Any artwork sold pays a 25% fee to the TVAA. All artwork must have been created in the last 3 years, and have not previously won an award from the TVAA Gallery.
Fees must be paid at the time of submission via the online form. $35.00 for up to 3 images for Members and $45.00 for up to 3 images for Non-Members. Only one of the three submissions may be a diptych or triptych set – must be visually obvious and will be judged as a set. Please submit entries jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side. You must include your name, your e-mail address, the name of the piece, the size, medium of the work, and the selling price within the form.
***To avoid technical issues, please be sure to follow the image size restrictions. If you experience issues, you will need to downsize your image files.***
LIABILITY: Entering this exhibition constitutes an agreement to release the Texas Visual Arts Association, the TVAA Gallery, and the Plaza of the Americas from any liability for loss or damage to works of art in this exhibition. TVAA, the Gallery, or the Plaza of the Americas reserves the right to remove any work that is deemed objectionable for any reason.
PARKING: For delivery and pick up, you can park in the garage for $1.50 for each twenty (20) minute interval (free parking vouchers are provided for delivery or pick-up, and for all-day gallery sitters). The entrance to the parking garage is on San Jacinto – between Pearl and Crockett. Metered parking is available on Pearl and Crockett Streets. Parking in lots on Crockett and San Jacinto is $6.00. DO NOT park in the permit-only zones behind the building on Crockett Street.
If you have further questions, please contact the Gallery Director at firstname.lastname@example.org