Event Dates: 10/6/14 – 1/23/15
Entry Deadline: 1/23/15


Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (Stephen F Austin University: Texas National 2014): $35.00

Texas National 2015 Art Competition & Exhibition


Exhibition Dates: April 11 – June 13, 2015.                                  


The Juror: Zhi Lin


Awards: 1st – $2,000; 2nd – $1,000; 3rd – $500; Honorable Mentions


Eligibility: TEXAS NATIONAL 2015 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. 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 2015 show time frame. Deadline for entries is January 23, 2015. Visit us at: http://www.art.sfasu.edu/cole, or apply on line at: https://www.callforentry.org/ and search for Texas National. Questions? email us at [email protected], or call 936-468-1131.


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”. Return shipment of the pedestal, if shipped separately from the work, will also be at the artist’s expense, and must be accompanied by a pre-paid shipping label. The weight limitation of each crated or packaged work must not exceed 50 lbs. Deadline for entries is January 23, 2015.


Entry Fee and Procedures: One, two or three digital images may be submitted via CaFÉ for $35 entry fee at https://www.callforentry.org. Secure credit card payments can be made through CaFÉ. Personal checks or money orders will be accepted via mail payable to TEXAS NATIONAL. To guarantee that your images are sent to the juror, all entry fees sent by mail must be received by January 16, 2015, and mailed to TEXAS NATIONAL, P.O. Box 13041, SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3041.


If you require additional information regarding TEXAS NATIONAL, e-mail us at [email protected].


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 2015 will be announced via e-mail and the CaFÉ website during the first week of March and no later than March 6, 2015. Exhibition dates are April 11 – June 13, 2015.


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 27, 2015. 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.


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.


About the Juror:


Zhi Lin is a graduate of the China Academy of Art (BFA, Postgraduate), the Slade School of Fine Art at the University College London (MFA 1989), and the University of Delaware (MFA 1992).


Lin has shown his work in many museums in U.S., U.K., and China, including the Princeton University Art Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Missouri Museum of Art and Archaeology, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Frye Art Museum, the University College London Art Museum, the Cambridge University, Oxford University Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology, the Contemporary Arts Institute in London, the China Academy of Art Museum, and the National Fine Art Museum of China.


Lin’s work is included in the collections of the Princeton University Art Museum, the Frye Art Museum, the Oxford University Ashmolean Museum, the University College London Art Museum, and the National Fine Art Museum of China in Beijing. Currently, his work is represented by the Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles. http://www.koplindelrio.com/content/zhi-lin


Lin has been the recipient of many prestigious national and international recognitions, fellowships and awards, including the Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Tang Center for East Asian Art at the Princeton University, the University of Washington Royalty Research Scholar and Research Fund, Creative Capital Foundation Grant in Painting, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Artists at Giverny France Grant, Art Matters Foundation Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship in Painting, NEA/Midwest Regional Artist’s Project Grant, Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship, Missouri Arts Council Visual Artists’ Biennial Grant, and Delaware State Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship, among many others.


His works were reviewed and published by many national and international print and online media, among them the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Artnews, Art in America, American Arts Quarterly, Artweek, American Artist Magazine, and Art Review.


Zhi Lin holds an appointment of the Floyd & Delores Jones Endowed Professorship in the Arts at the University of Washington in Seattle, and is Professor of Painting and Drawing, Co-Chair of the Art Division, and the Painting and Drawing program at the UW School of Art since 2001. He also is an Affiliated Faculty at UW Jackson School of International Studies China Studies Program. Previously, he taught at the Missouri State University for nine years as a tenured faculty.