Who can submit?
The Invitational is open to all artists residing in Mississippi or were born in Mississippi. All works must have been completed within the last two years.
How do I submit work?
All entries will be juried based on digital images. The images must be at least 300 dpi. The file name must be the title of the work. Artists sending 3D work may submit 3 images of each piece entered. Entries may be submitted on our website ONLY at greenville-arts-council.com/10th-biennial-invitational. Maximum number of entries allowed for each artist is three (3) works.
Please note that your entry cannot be considered if your entry fee is not received.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY OF ARTWORK IS MARCH 17, 2023.
What does it cost?
Each artist must submit a non-refundable entry fee of $35.00. Make checks payable to the Greenville Arts Council, call Sandra at GAC to pay over the phone with a card, or pay via PayPal on the confirmation page of the submission form online.
What could I win?
We are awarding one Best-of-Show purchase award of $1000, 2nd place award of $500, 3rd place of $250 and five $100 merit awards.
What can I submit?
Paintings of all media, original prints, drawings, graphics, photographs, sculpture, wood-turned work, fiber arts, and ceramics may be entered. Accepted entries must not exceed 216” in total perimeter, including frame. They must be framed for exhibition and ready to hang/install. Sculpture must not exceed 72” in height or 48” in any other direction. Maximum weight limit is 100 lbs., and the base must be firmly attached. Hanging sculpture must not exceed 25 lbs. Works must arrive with labels securely attached to lower left corner on back or bottom of work.
When will you let me know if I got into the exhibit?
Notification of acceptance will be emailed by MARCH 20, 2023. All shipped or hand-delivered work must arrive at the Greenville Arts Council between March 27-March 30 between the hours of 9am - 3pm. Shipped artwork must have prepaid return shipping labels included. Works must be packed in secure, reusable crates or boxes. Artists must pick up their hand-delivered works within 30 days after the end of the exhibit, or they will become the property of the Greenville Arts Council. As soon as possible, shipped works will be returned.
What if my work sells?
In the event that an exhibited work is sold, the Greenville Arts Council will retain a 30% commission on the sales price, and a check will be issued to the artist at the conclusion of the exhibit.
Who is the Juror?
BRYAN MASSEY - Bryan is the Chairman of the Department of Art and a Professor of Art at the University of Central Arkansas located in Conway. While Bryan considers himself primarily a stone carver, he has also created some iconic steel sculptures on display throughout the South. He is recognized nationally and internationally as a figurative and abstract carver and sculptor and received the Governor’s Artist of the Year Award in 2006.