October 7 (Sunday), 11:59pm: Submission deadline (this will NOT be extended)
October 16 (Tuesday): Notifications begin
November 11 (Sunday), 9-10am: Art dropoff for local artists & installation
November 14 (Wednesday), 6-8pm: Opening reception. Awards presented at 7pm
December 8 (Saturday), 2-4pm: Artist talks
December 9 (Sunday), 10-11am: Art pickup, followed by deinstallation
With over 25 years experience in the industry, gallery owner, Laura Rathe, started her career working as a private art dealer before establishing Laura Rathe Fine Art (LRFA) in 1998 in Houston, Texas. LRFA now operates out of two locations in Houston and a third gallery in Dallas on Dragon Street, the city’s premiere arts district destination. Since the gallery's inception, LRFA has established itself as a leading contemporary art venue, offering an impressive range of exhibitions and programming to its patrons in both cities.
LRFA represents a dynamic roster of established and mid-career contemporary artists working in a variety of media, many of whom have been acquired into world-renowned private, corporate, and museum collections. Various clientele include BBVA Compass, HKS Architects, Wells Fargo, W Hotels, UT Southwestern, Halliburton, and Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore. LRFA also participates in a number of prominent art fairs including CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Southampton, Art Wynwood, the Houston Fine Art Fair, Texas Contemporary, and the Dallas Art Fair.
3) ENTRY FEE
There is no entry fee; you must be a VAA member to enter. If you'd like to become a VAA member, click HERE.
4) AWARDS & CATALOG
First Place, $300; Second Place, $200; Third Place, $100. Honorable Mention certificates will be presented. An exhibition catalog will be produced; to see the most recent catalog, click HERE.
A maximum of four (4) entries may be submitted. Artwork may be created from any media, in both 2-D and 3-D with the exception of video works. Work must not have been previously included in a VAA exhibit. A diptych or triptych is considered a single work. 2-D works must be suitably framed or edge-finished and may not be larger than 88" (including frame). All works over 60" must be installed and deinstalled by artist.
Drywall anchor bolts are not allowed. Only conventional picture hanging hooks will be allowed. Works must be framed and appropriately wired. Complete exhibition requirements and guidelines are available HERE.
6) SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Titles and prices must be included on your entry form and cannot be changed after submission.
READ CLOSELY: Image filenames should be "Last Name, Entry #1, title.jpg", Last Name, Entry #2, title.jpg", etc.
Failure to name files in this way will result in disqualification without a refund.
For example, Bill Jones' first entry entitled Starry Night would look like the following (commas and all): Jones, Entry #1, Starry Night.jpg
Notifications are done by phone call followed by email. Make sure the phone number and email address you enter are correct and messages from Exhibitions@VisualArtsAlliance.org do not go into your spam/junk box.
7) DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED WORKS
Hand deliver works to Silver Street Studios (2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77007) on Sunday, November 11, 2018, from 9-10am. Works not delivered by 10am will not be included.
All works must remain on view until the close of the exhibit - no exceptions. VAA reserves the right to reject any work that is misrepresented or unsuitably framed, wired, etc. Works requiring special hanging or installation must be done by the artist.
8) PICK-UP OF ACCEPTED WORKS
Artists must pick up their work on Sunday, December 9, 2018, from 10am - 11pm. Work not claimed at that time will be discarded.
VAA does not require a commission on sales of this exhibition. Sales are handled directly by the artist.
This juried exhibition is open to VAA members aged 18 and over.
EVERY PRECAUTION WILL BE TAKEN IN HANDLING ARTWORK, HOWEVER, NEITHER VAA NOR SPRING STREET STUDIOS WILL ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE, LOSS OR THEFT DURING THE EXHIBITION, OR AS A RESULT OF SHIPMENT. VAA reserves the right to photograph work or use submitted images for publicity purposes. Entering this competition will constitute agreement with all conditions set forth within this prospectus. VAA is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization.
Please direct questions to VAA Exhibition Committee at Exhibitions@VisualArtsAlliance.org.