July 2019

Summer Open Call: First Known Use of summer  Noun: before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1    Adjective:14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1   Verb:15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

This show is open to all mediums of work, all sizes, and any subject. This is our Summer open call.

ELIGIBILITY:  This is open to members and non-members of TVAA (Texas Visual Artists Association) with ribbons being awarded to Best of Show, 1st, 2nd 3rd place, and honorable mention.  Cash awards for Best in Show and 1st place!

Curator: Lina Rincon-Hoover

CALENDAR:
Submission Deadline:             Friday, June 14th @ midnight
Acceptance Notification:        Friday, June 22nd
Deliver artwork:                      Saturday, June 29th from 10-2pm,
Exhibit Open to the Public:    During Gallery business hours; Tuesday-Sat
Reception:                               Saturday, July 13th from 4-6pm,
Pick up artwork:                      Saturday, August 3rd from 10-2pm,

About the Curator: I was born in Colombia and moved to the U.S. in 1999.  After living in Tampa, Florida for the first 13 years, I relocated to Frisco in 2012 with my husband and daughter.

I hold a B.A. in Art from Universidad Autonoma del Caribe and certification in Art Instruction from Fundacion Universitaria Bellas Artes, both in Colombia. I also hold a certification in Digital Photography from the University of South Florida. In addition to my formal education, I have taken multiple classes and seminars focused on Art and have exhibited my works in both the U.S. and abroad.I happily spend many hours in front of the easel in order to bring my paintings to life. I enjoy the lengthy time I spend focusing on the most basic details and being able to see the transformation from concept and simple brushstrokes into a finished painting. Being an artist herself Lina is passionate about art and is happy to serve as a board director of the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco, member of Frisco Art Association, Professional Photography Association and now Texas Visual Art Association.

REQUIREMENTS:

2D work must not be taller than 36” and weigh less than 30 pounds.All artwork must be wired correctly with D-rings. No ½” canvases will be curated without a frame. Gallery wrapped work must have clean edges and no staples showing. Work that does not follow gallery requirements will not be hung.  If invited to the exhibition you must sign up for one sitting day during the month or 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.

Fees must be paid at the time of submission via the online form.  $30.00 for up to 3 images for Members and $45.00 for up to 3 images for Non-Members. Please submit up to three entries (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side). You must include your name, e-mail address, title the piece, size, medium of the work, and the selling price.

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 (vouchers are provided for delivery or pick-up). 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. Full-day Gallery sitters may park free in the garage (entrance on San Jacinto – between Pearl and Crockett).

If you have further question you may contact the Gallery Director, Maegan Kirschner, at tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com