Art We Love

The Visual Art Society of B-CS invites submissions to “Art We Love”. This winter exhibition will be on display in the gallery at The Arts Council of Brazos Valley  January 9-February 11, 2023,and is open to all artists. We accept works from emerging, mid-career, and/or professional artists. For this open-themed exhibition, we’d like to see your most outstanding artwork or the art you love the most!

Acceptable mediums include Acrylic, Charcoal, Collage, Color Pencil, Computer Art, Digital Art, Digital Photography, Drawings, Fiber Arts, Glass Art, Graphite, Gouache, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Pastel, Pen and Ink, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Fine Crafts, Traditional Photography, Video, or Watercolor and others.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Entry Deadline: December 20, 2022
  • Take in: Thursday, January 5, 9am-5pm – deliver accepted entries to the Arts Council of Brazos Valley at 4180 HWY 6 South, College Station, TX 77845
  • Show opening: Monday January 9
  • Reception: Monday January 9, 4:30-6pm (ACBV provides refreshments
  • Show ends: Saturday February 11, 2023
  • Art pickup: February 13, 2023 

CONDITIONS & REQUIREMENTS

There is no theme for the show.

Commissions from sales will be divided with 60% to the artist.

All works sold and unsold must remain in the show until the closing date. Any works removed early will result in the artist being banned from any future shows. 

All art must be picked up during the allotted time unless special arrangements have been made ahead of time.

2D pieces longer than 60” on any side (including frame) will not be accepted. No more than one 60” work will be accepted from any entrant.

All works should be appropriate for a family friendly environment.

Images of the entry/entries must be submitted by jpg, jpeg files (SRGB or RGB profile, no larger than 4 MB) for jurying into the show. Uploading of images is part of the entry process for jurying and more information is provided on the entry form. Your images should be sharp & clear. Your images must not include matting or framing, only the piece of art itself. It is important that your work be well represented. Images of accepted works may be posted on the VAS website along with award winning artists from the show. By entering you grant permission to VAS reproduce the artwork in the
marketing materials or on the VAS website, for promotional and educational purposes.

VAS reserves the right to refuse to show any entry not accurately represented by the images submitted during entry or not suitably presented for exhibition. 

Accepted entries for the show must be wired properly for hanging so the hanging committee does not have problems. If any of the pieces are extremely heavy or particularly fragile in framing, they will not be included in the exhibit without advanced special arrangements with the hanging committee. No saw tooth hangers or clip on frames will be accepted. All artwork must be completely dry and ready to hang or display when submitted during intake for the show/exhibit. VAS reserves the right to exclude works from the exhibition that are not gallery-ready and professional in presentation.

All sculptures/pottery must have a stable base.

Drawings and pastels must be under glass or acrylic.

The following information must be attached to back of the art work: Artist Name, Mailing Address, Phone, Email, Selling Price, Title, Medium & Category.  This label form may be downloaded and used but is not required.

Artists are responsible for all delivery, pick up and insurance for the works submitted. 

WHAT IS MY FEE USED FOR?

The Brazos Valley Art League, dba Visual Art Association of Bryan-College Station, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization operated by volunteers who are artists and art appreciators, for artists, with no reserve or endowment. All proceeds from entry fees fund project-related expenses. Not unlike paying a fee to enter a marathon race, your entry fee democratically enables our organization’s projects to happen. For over a 50 years the Visual Art Association has earned a reputation for producing quality exhibits, benefitting the artists involved and the public, on its meager budget. Our all volunteer board of directors and small dedicated team of members work hard to make involvement with VAS projects well worth the effort and cost to do so.

HOW TO ENTER

Preferably, all entries should be submitted online using the correct form by using the buttons below.

Entry fee for VAS members is $30 for up to 3 entries. Entry fee for nonmembers is $45 for up to 3 entries. Nonmembers may join VAS to receive discounted entry fees.

You may also enter by emailing the following to shows@visualartsociety.org for each entry:

  1. Artist Name
  2. Title of artwork
  3. Category of artwork
  4. Selling price
  5. Attach a jpg image file of the artwork

If you email your entry you should submit your payment as follows:

  • Payment must be received prior to entry deadline. Submit a Paypal payment to treasurer@visualartsociety.org or mail a check to PO Box 9346, College Station TX 77842.

Assistance with Online Entry Submissions

If you need assistance photographing your work and/submitting the registration form, we offer help by appointment. Email webmaster@visualartsociety.org to make an appointment for assistance either in person at DEGALLERY or over the phone.

Entry Process

Choose a form to complete. Then click SUBMIT and PLEASE WAIT approximately 30 seconds for all of your files to be uploaded. (We are working with our webhost to speed things up!)

You will then be redirected to a payment form, on a new tab, where you can complete the payment process.