October 2018

“Fall Open Call” – TVAA Gallery Art Exhibition for October 2018

Fall Open call for any medium of work. No larger than 48” on the longest side. 2D work must not be taller than 36” and weigh less than 30 pounds.

This is an invitation to explore the meaning that connects with you and your art work, and then share it with others.  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!


Submission Deadline:            Friday, Sept. 14th, midnight
Acceptance Notification:        Friday, Sept. 21st
Deliver artwork:                      Saturday, September 29th between 10am and 2pm
Exhibit Open to the Public:    October 2nd – November 2nd; Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Reception:                               Saturday, October 6th, 4-6pm
Pick up artwork:                      Saturday, November 3rd, 10-2pm

Curator:  Callandra Smith, a Dallas native, is a fine art mosaicist.

The birth of her mosaic career began while staying with a relative during the week of an uncle’s funeral. She took what she learned about mosaic materials and began creating home décor products.

In 2013, she began creating wall art and became the first black woman to have her wall art become a part of the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art’s permanent art collection.

In 2018, she joined the TVAA as a board member and currently serves as a volunteer of a TVAA committee.  

With a heart for people and a desire to see them at peace, Callandra can also be found giving encouraging words to other artists and individuals helping them along in their careers and life journey.

Her current body of work consists of mosaic home décor, mosaic wall art, and mosaic crosses which have been touted by local retailers as being “statement pieces” or “art of distinction”.

Callandra believes art is a form of communication and aims to create artwork that evokes a sense of joyful peace. It is her hope that collectors of her art will be uplifted, empowered, and encouraged to embrace a peaceful and joy-filled life through her art.

Eligibility:  This show is open to TVAA members (and/or non-members).

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.

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.

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