Visual Arts Guild of Frisco Call for Entry

Mini Art Exhibit at Sweetwaters - "Water"

  • | Start Date: 7/17/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 8/10/2022 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $0.00 USD per 3
  • | Host: Visual Arts Guild of Frisco

In partnership with Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea Shop in Frisco, VAGF presents Mini Art Exhibit at Sweetwaters! The theme for this show is "Water".

Submission is for current VAGF members only. Non-members may participate in the show by paying the membership fee online at https://www.vagf.org/about/membership/ prior to the submission deadline.

Free submission for up to three images.

Entries will be accepted in the categories of Painting, Drawing, Photography, and Mixed Media. The subject matter is "Water". All works must be the original concept of the artist.

If interested, submit your artworks as JPEG for consideration by August 10, 2022.

You will be notified of acceptance into the show between August 12 and 13, 2022. Accepted works must be delivered at the Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea at 13030 Preston Rd, Ste 100, Frisco TX 750355 on August 28, 2022 between 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and picked up on Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

A "Meet the Artist" reception will be held at a time to be determined soon.

All submitted works should be framed and ready-to-hang with wire taut at the upper fourth of the frame. Saw hook hanging will not be accepted. 

Due to space limitations, art pieces cannot exceed 48 inches in height and 36 inches in width (including the frame).

VAGF retains 15% commission from all sales generated through the show.

LIABILITY: 

Visual Arts Guild of Frisco (VAGF) is not responsible for any damage, breakage, replacement or cost associated with any damage or breakage that may have occurred during transport or unpacking. Photos of damages upon receipt will be promptly sent to artists. Every precaution will be taken in handling the entries, but VAGF assumes no liability for any loss or damage to any artist’s work while in our care, custody or control, before, during or after the exhibition. Each artist, if they wish, should provide their own insurance. 

 

USE OF IMAGES: 

Any image submitted may be used for marketing and promotional purposes directly related to this show or future shows without further remuneration to the artist. This use may include publication in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist. 

Please email all inquiries to info@vagf.org.

  


Visual Arts Guild of Frisco Call for Entry

Art in the Mayor's Office 2022 - 3

  • | Start Date: 7/20/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 8/13/2022 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $35.00 USD per 10
  • | Additional Entries: $0.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Visual Arts Guild of Frisco

As part of our successful ongoing partnership with the City of Frisco Public Art Program, we're thrilled to offer one VAGF member the opportunity to display their artwork in the Mayor's office at City Hall!

Accepted categories are: painting, drawing and photography. A new artist will be selected on a quarterly basis. Please note: in order to qualify, artists must be current in their VAGF membership.  

Artists who submitted previously to this program and were not accepted will be able to apply for free by using a special code - email info@vagf.org to request the code.

All submitted works should be ready-to-hang with wire taut at the upper fourth of the frame. Saw hook hanging will not be accepted. All works on  1/2” - 1"  canvases should be framed. All the works on 1 1/2” to 2” canvases need to have neatly painted edges if not framed.

VAGF retains 20% commission from all sales generated through the show.

Artists are encouraged to submit work appropriate for a public area. Art will be on display from August to November 2022 (exact dates to be determined by City Staff).

Submission deadline is August 13, 2022. The installation of the artwork will be scheduled by City staff in collaboration with the selected artist.

Finalists are selected by a VAGF panel of jurors. Final acceptance is subject to the approval by the City officials.

 

LIABILITY: 

Visual Arts Guild of Frisco (VAGF) is not responsible for any damage, breakage, replacement or cost associated with any damage or breakage that may have occurred during transport or unpacking. Photos of damages upon receipt will be promptly sent to artists. Every precaution will be taken in handling the entries, but VAGF assumes no liability for any loss or damage to any artist’s work while in our care, custody or control, before, during or after the exhibition. Each artist, if they wish, should provide their own insurance. 

 

USE OF IMAGES: 

Any image submitted may be used for marketing and promotional purposes directly related to this show or future shows without further remuneration to the artist. This use may include publication in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist. 

Please email all inquiries to info@vagf.org.


Visual Arts Guild of Frisco Call for Entry

Creme de la Creme 2022

  • | Start Date: 8/1/2022 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 9/9/2022 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $45.00 USD per 3
  • | Host: Visual Arts Guild of Frisco

VAGF is calling all visual artists in North Texas to submit their finest work for this "best of the best" open-theme exhibition.

Submission deadline: September 9, 2022

Entries will be accepted in the categories of Painting, Drawing, Photography, Mixed Media, and Sculpture. The subject matter is open. All works must be the original concept of the artist  and must not have been previously shown in juried VAGF shows.

If interested, submit up to 3 images of your artworks as JPEG for consideration by September 9, 2022. The show will be curated by several visual art professionals.

Artists will be notified of acceptance into the show by September 13, 2022. Accepted works must be delivered to the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N Dallas Parkway, Frisco TX 75034 on Sunday, October 2, 2022 between 12:00pm - 2:00pm.

The works must be picked up on Sunday, November 6, 2022, between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Please note that the failure to pick up the artwork during the designated time will incur storage fees of $10 per day. 

All submitted works should be ready-to-hang with wire taut at the upper fourth of the frame. Saw hook hanging will not be accepted. All works on  1/2” canvases should be framed. All the works on 1” to 2” canvases need to have neatly painted edges if not framed.

If the sculpture is big and heavy and not designed to be displayed on the floor, we encourage the artist to provide a pedestal for display of the artwork. Multi-unit works must be connected so that they can be hung / displayed as a single unit.

This is a juried exhibition with cash prizes as follows:

Best in show $1,000.00

2nd place $500.00

3rd place $250.00

Honorable mentions of $100.00 each, and

"Art that Speaks to Me" Award, $100.00

VAGF retains 30% commission from all sales generated through the show.

The Opening Reception: Sunday October 23, 2022, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Frisco Discovery Center.

Exhibition runs from October 5 – November 6, 2022.

 

Show Jurors

Main Juror - Jed Morse, Chief Curator at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas.

Jed has organized and contributed to numerous exhibitions and publications on modern sculpture, including David Smith: Drawing and Sculpting; Matisse: Painter as Sculptor; Return to Earth: Ceramic Sculpture of Fontana, Melotti, Miró, Noguchi, and Picasso, 1943–1963; and Harry Bertoia: Sculpting Mid-Century Modern Life; as well as on the work of contemporary figures such as Diana Al-Hadid, Barry X Ball, Phyllida Barlow, Olivia Block, Tony Cragg, Martin Creed, Michael Dean, Luke Fowler, James Magee, Ernesto Neto, Anna-Bella Papp, Giuseppe Penone, Jaume Plensa, Bettina Pousttchi, Eva Rothschild, Sterling Ruby, Joel Shapiro, Alyson Shotz, and Erick Swenson.  He is currently working on an exhibition and related publication on the work of Mark di Suvero.

Special Juror, "Art That Speaks to Me Award" - Jason Young, Board Chair for Frisco Arts Foundation

Jason Young is a North Texas-based entrepreneur with a myriad of businesses that focus on providing world-class service and experiences.  

Jason prioritizes serving in the community including serving as board chair of Frisco Arts Foundation, and a Visit Frisco, TX board member. He also supports dozens of non-profit efforts that have helped to raise millions of dollars for organizations that focus on education, healthcare, Veterans, human trafficking, food security, special needs community, the Arts and human rights.  

Jason and his wife Christy are proud parents of their daughter Cambria.  

 

LIABILITY: 

Visual Arts Guild of Frisco (VAGF) is not responsible for any damage, breakage, replacement or cost associated with any damage or breakage that may have occurred during transport or unpacking. Photos of damages upon receipt will be promptly sent to artists. Every precaution will be taken in handling the entries, but VAGF assumes no liability for any loss or damage to any artist’s work while in our care, custody or control, before, during or after the exhibition. Each artist, if they wish, should provide their own insurance. 

 

USE OF IMAGES: 

Any image submitted may be used for marketing and promotional purposes directly related to this show or future shows without further remuneration to the artist. This use may include publication in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist. 

Please email all inquiries to info@vagf.org.