Sunday, March 22, 2020

Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art

The Red Clay Survey: 2020 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art, July 12 - October 4, 2020 at the Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, Alabama. Up to $10,000 in Cash Awards. Fully illustrated exhibition catalogue. Jurors: Peter J. Baldaia, Director of Curatorial Affairs and David J. Reyes, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, Huntsville Museum of Art: 

This triennial all-media competition is open to artists over 18 residing in AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, and WV. Prospectus available online. Enter online beginning March 4, 2020. $10 per image (maximum of 6).

Deadline: April 15, 2020. 

Email: or call 256-535-4350, ext. 213.

Specifications & Instructions

IMPORTANT: The Red Clay Survey will be juried in two stages. The first stage consists of a review of digital images submitted online. Artists accepted into the first stage will be invited to ship or hand-deliver their artwork to the Museum for a second-stage, on-site review. Works accepted into the second stage of jurying will be exhibited in The Red Clay Survey.
  • Artists must be over 18 years of age and reside in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia or West Virginia.
  • Artists may submit up to six digital images for a non-refundable entry fee of $10 per image. Members of the Huntsville Museum of Art may enter for a reduced fee of $8 per image.
  • Entry deadline is Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Entries received after midnight April 15, 2020 will not be accepted.
  • Works in all media are eligible, provided they can be juried by digital image. These include painting (ex. watercolor, oil, acrylic), drawing (ex. charcoal, graphite, pastel), printmaking, photography/digital media, sculpture, mixed media and fine craft (ex. wood, metal, clay, fiber, glass, jewelry).
  • Works must be original and executed within the last three years (2018 – present). Works previously exhibited at the Huntsville Museum of Art are not eligible. Proposed works will not be considered. 
  • Works chosen for the exhibition must be finished, dry, and ready to install. 2-D works must be framed and, where appropriate, glazed with Plexiglas (hand-delivered items may be glazed with glass) OR gallery wrapped canvas. No Substitutions are allowed.
  • The Museum reserves the right to eliminate any entry that is not reasonably adaptable to its physical facility (for example, a sculpture should fit within a hypothetical 12-foot cube; the horizontal dimension of any work should not exceed 12 feet).
  • Any works too large or too fragile to be shipped via standard shipping carriers must be hand-delivered and picked up.

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