Black History Month 2023 All Media Show Call For Entries

  • Call for Entries:  December 1, 2022 –  December 19, 2022 
  •  Artists Notified: December 28, 2022 via Email
  • Artwork Drop Off: Thurs., January  5, 2023 – Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023 by 4pm
  • Exhibition Opening: Friday, January 20, 2023 from 5-8pm
  • Exhibition End Date: Sunday, March 5, 2023 
  • Artwork Available for Artists to Pick Up: Monday, March 6, 2023
  • 70 pieces will be chosen to be in the LIVE and the Online Exhibitions.  The juror may choose more pieces to be part of the Online Exhibition that will NOT be shown Live.
  • Entry Fee $15 per submission (with a limit of two submissions)
  • Each show is juried by a prominent arts professional from the community (a gallery director, curator, museum official, arts professor, or accomplished artist). Cash awards are given for 1st $100, 2nd $75, and 3rd $50 place winners. The show will be exhibited at Crossroads Art Center and as an online exhibition where customers can shop directly from the website.

Issues we encountered from November AMS CFE you need to be aware of and more clarifying information:

You will need an artist statement - 200 Word limit in first person in order to enter the shows. 

1. You do not have to create a portfolio site to enter the show.
2. The way you fill out the form is how it will be shown on the labels, excel spread sheets, awards and publicity.
a. Use a capital Letter for your First and Last Name
b. Make sure Prices are correct - we encountered folks not having enough 0000s.
c. Vertical Measurements should be first then Width then depth
d. If art is to be framed for display, we need images and measurements of the art in the frame. If we do not have the measurements framed or the image framed, your piece will not be considered to jury. (We had many folks give us the wrong measurements because they waited to frame the piece if it got accepted. DO NOT DO THIS!! Give us the correct measurements DO NOT GUESS.)
e. Statement regarding the piece of art - The character limit is 300!! This is used for all publicity online and inhouse. Spell check it as well as word count it!
f. FYI - you do not have to add all the information at once. You can go back in and add images and edit until the call ends.
g. Please double check all information.

User Entry Process Tutorial

You can leave this video on your call site's homepage (or embed it on any page) for a quick tutorial your users can watch to help them with the submission process.