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The Art Center of Waco (ACW) seeks artworks to include in the 2nd annual exhibition in the “Art Expedition,” a trailer renovated into a traveling gallery. The gallery will go to Waco and surrounding area schools and Waco public events.

Theme: Transitions
Juror: Alison Hearst, Associate Curator at the Museum of Modern Art Fort Worth.

Submission Deadline: August 1, 2018
Notification begins: August 15, 2018
Accepted work due: September 15, 2018
Exhibition dates: October 1, 2018 - May 30, 2019
Return works begins: June 1, 2019

Transition is defined as “movement, passage, or change from one position, state, or place to another.” Through this show you have the opportunity to write your own commentary on change through your visual representation of the concept. When thinking on the theme you may consider the different stages of transition - before the change, during transition, and afterwards. Transition in our own lives can surprise us, excite us, knock us down, and save us. We will be looking for inventive approaches, interpret this theme as it applies to you and your life experiences.

By nature, the Art Expedition is constantly moving from place to place, new visitors and students tour at each location and each experience for the viewer is slightly different. As such, for the 2018-2019 school year the Art Expedition will be filled with artwork that encourages dialogue about movement and change.

- Eligibility: Artists must be enrolled in college within the last six months; both Undergraduate and Graduate work considered.
- Entry fee: $20 for up to three entries.
- Entry fees are nonrefundable.
- 2-D works that are ready to hang with dimensions no larger than 24 inches in any direction, as well as 3-D works no larger than 10” horizontally or 18” vertically, no heavier than 10 lbs.
- Submitted work must have been produced in the last two years.
- The artwork must be age appropriate for school children.
- Accepted work must remain on view in the gallery until the close of the exhibition (May 2019).
- No substitution for accepted artworks. Work that does not match submitted images may not be included in the exhibition.
- The artwork entered should be prepared for professional display and not so fragile as to be potentially dangerous to the work or others when shipped/displayed/handled with reasonable care.
- Artist is responsible for shipping work to and from ACW. Prepaid return shipping must accompany artwork upon delivery to the ACW. If return arrangements are not made, artwork becomes property of the ACW one month after the exhibition closes.
- Artwork will be insured while with the ACW, artist is responsible for insuring work during transit to and from ACW.
- Images of accepted work may be used for promotional purposes.
- By submitting artwork the artist acknowledges that artwork may experience wear as it travels with the trailer to and from events and schools throughout the course of the exhibit.

Winner: $250
Second Place: $100
Honorable Mention: $50

After payment of your submission fee is complete (see ACW website), send an email to with properly labeled jpeg images (requirements listed below) and an Image List in a Word document. For questions, call ACW at 254-752-4371 or email

Include contact information with your Image List:
Address, City, State, Zip
Expected Graduation Date
Email Address

Please submit a brief artist statement (no more than 150 words) with your Image list that explains your work’s connection to the theme of Transition.

- Artists may submit up to 3 works for consideration and up to 2 images of each piece (one complete photo plus one detail or alternate angle).
- Digital images must be high quality JPEG images.
- Image resolution should 150dpi minimum; 300 dpi maximum, each image file size no larger than 4 MB.
- Title each image with your first initial, last name, and submission number. For example jsmith1, jsmith2, jsmith3. When including alternate image view, title as jsmith1a, jsmith1b.
- Do not put any text directly on the image.
- ACW reserves the right to photograph works and uses submitted digital images of accepted pieces for the purposes of documentation, education, publicity, promotion and future grant proposals. Images of accepted work will not be returned.

Image List in a WORD document that includes the following information:

Work 1: Title
Year made
Insurance Value

Work 2: Title
Year made
Insurance Value

Work 3: Title
Year made
Insurance Value

Submission of the application and images shall constitute your agreement to comply with all the conditions and terms set forth in the prospectus. Only those applications that meet requirements will be considered. All decisions by the ACW, the juror, and the project directors are final. Submission of application releases and discharges the ACW and its workers from any and all claims.
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