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Texas National 2017 Art Competition & Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: April 8 – June 10, 2017.
The Juror: Benito Huerta
Awards: 1st - $2,000; 2nd - $1,000; 3rd - $500; Honorable Mentions
Eligibility: TEXAS NATIONAL COMPETITION & EXHIBITION 2017 is open to all artists working in the United States. Works may be of any medium (except video and performance). All works must be original and completed within THE LAST TWO YEARS. Works too old or two large will be disqualified. No previously submitted works will be accepted. All works must be available through the entire run of the show. Do not submit works for jury that might be sold before or shown elsewhere during the TEXAS NATIONAL 2017 show time frame. Deadline for entries is January 22, 2017. Visit us at:, or apply on line at: and search for Texas National. Questions? email us at, or call 936-468-1131.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AS SOME THINGS HAVE CHANGED. Size Limitations: Two-dimensional works, when displayed, cannot exceed 48” in height or width, including frame. Three-dimensional works cannot exceed 60” in height, 24” in width, and 24” in depth. If a separate pedestal is sent with the work, the total height, including the pedestal, must not exceed 60”. The weight limitation of each crated or packaged work must not exceed 50 lbs. Deadline for entries is January 22, 2017.

Entry Fee and Procedures: One, two or three digital images may be submitted via CaFÉ for $35 entry fee at Secure credit card payments can be made through CaFÉ.

If you require additional information regarding TEXAS NATIONAL, e-mail us at

Submitting Images for Jurying: All entries (information and images) will be accepted through the CaFÉ website.

1) Each entrant may submit up to three digital images of three different art works.
2) Each work must be represented by only one image (no detail views or duplicates).

Instructions on how to format images to CaFÉ specifications can be found at Image Prep.

Juror’s choices for TEXAS NATIONAL 2017 will be announced via e-mail and the CaFÉ website during the first week of March 2017. Exhibition dates are April 8 – June 10, 2017.

Shipping: Accepted work must be sent at the artist’s expense, properly and securely packed in a single reusable carton or crate (NO Styrofoam peanuts) to TEXAS NATIONAL. Works must be shipped ready for installation. All 2-D works must have hangers or be wired for hanging. Plexiglas must be used instead of glass in framing. Works must arrive by March 31, 2017. IMPORTANT RETURN SHIPPING INFORMATION: Each reusable carton or crate must include a pre-paid return-shipping label, which also includes pre-paid insurance. Detailed instructions will be sent to those artists whose works are accepted by the juror. Artists do have the option to hand-deliver/pick up work if arrangements are made in advance.

SFA Galleries: The SFA Galleries present exhibitions of regional, national and international art to an expanding audience centered in East Texas. It maintains high security with a guard always present during gallery hours. The gallery facilitates sales but takes no commission. The gallery does not profit from the entry fees of TEXAS NATIONAL. All monies collected pay for the entire exhibition, artists’ fees, awards, and advertising.

Legal Agreement
Stephen F. Austin State University, TEXAS NATIONAL and SFA Galleries are responsible for works only while they are on the campus of SFA. On-campus liability for each work in this exhibition is limited to $500, and by entering the competition, each artist accepts this insurance limit. Works will be handled carefully and displayed in a high-security gallery. Fragile works will be placed near a wall and under a vitrine, if appropriate. SFA reserves the right to photographic reproduction of the works in the exhibition for publicity and educational purposes. Stephen F. Austin State University does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or veteran status. TEXAS NATIONAL events are free to the public and accessible to the physically challenged. Venue is in Nacogdoches, Texas, at the Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3 (different artworks).
Entry Fee (TEXAS NATIONAL 2013): $35.00

The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House
Nacogdoches, TX

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