January 2020

“Anthropology: The Artist as Anthropologist” – TVAA Gallery Art Exhibition for Jan 2020

Curator: Michael Wyatt

Anthropology: The study of aspects of humans within past and present societies. Social anthropology, cultural anthropology, and philosophical anthropology study the norms and values of societies.

Using the lens of an anthropologist, we’re calling for art that represents your personal perception of humans. While broad in study, using anthropology as a framework can allow the artist to draw on our curiosity and interpretations of human behavior. We all observe humankind personally, in the community, in history, and the world. This call invites artists to submit a visual representation expressing speculations or ideas you have studied regarding humans.


Submission Deadline: Friday, December 13th at midnight
Acceptance Notification: Friday, December 20th
Deliver artwork: Saturday, January 4th , from 10am-2pm
Exhibit Open to the Public: January 6th – January 31st . During Gallery business hours; Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm.
Reception: Saturday, January 11th, 2-4pm, Awards at Approximately 3:00
Pick up artwork: Saturday, February 1st, 10am-2pm. All artwork left after this day will accrue a $5 per day storage fee.

ABOUT THE CURATOR: Michael Wyatt is the curator and founder at Full City Rooster coffee roasting studio. Founded in 2013, Full City Rooster is a small-batch specialty coffee roasting company located in the Cedars area of downtown Dallas. Committed to supporting culture and community in various forms, their ‘coffee roasting studio’ space, exhibits the work of local artists, and currently on view are works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jerry Bywaters, Jeff Baker, and Dan Rizzie among others. With an eye and deep appreciation for art, Michael served on the Selections Committee for the Dallas debut of Saatchi Art’s, The Other Art Fair in September 2019 in the Dallas Design District.

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. 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 may 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 gallery@tvaa.org