WORTH COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER IS PROUD TO PRESENT: Art in the Metroplex
DATES: October 6 – October 25, 2017 RECEPTION: Friday, October 6,
FOR SUBMISSION – September 15, 2017
Art in the Metroplex was
first held in 1983. At its root, the exhibit was the brainchild of two
people who wanted to work together. Beth Lea Clardy was an established Fort Worth
artist, a 1940 graduate of the TCU art program and one of a quartet of
concerned citizens who in 1978 founded the non-profit Committee for an Artists’
Center. Ronald Watson was an artist and educator on the faculty of the TCU
Department of Art and Art History. He assumed the chairmanship of the TCU art
department in 1982 with a goal of “seeking greater collaboration between the
university and Fort Worth artists and organizations. Through its proud 33 year
history, Art in the
Metroplex has exhibited the work of thousands of local artists but
much like all great things, it too must come to an end. Ann Ekstrom, daughter
of Clardy and renowned artist has decided to alter the show’s format as we move
into the 21st century
making this Art in the
Metroplex the finale.
CALL TO ARTISTS: Open call to all
artists in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas - Tarrant, Dallas, Collin,
Cooke, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Hill, Hood, Hunt, Jack, Johnson, Kaufmann,
Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell and Wise. Open to artists
over the age of 18, all disciplines with no theme. All medias including
oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, prints, drawings, mixed media, sculpture,
video, installation, photography, and digital art. Art in the Metroplex Grand
Finale will occur in our premier, 3000 square foot, Front Gallery at The
Arts Center. All artwork must be original and must not infringe upon any
copyright or the rights of any person.
Prize Winner: Solo Show in our Main Gallery at Art7, a storefront gallery
located on Crockett St. in Fort Worth’s bustling 7th Street area.
Up: A group exhibition occurring simultaneously as the solo show in the Back
section of the Art7 Gallery.
ABOUT THE JUROR: To Be
ABOUT US: Located at
1300 Gendy Street, the FWCAC is part of the most architecturally significant
museum districts in the United States. The striking modern Herbert Bayer
building (with a later O’Neil Ford addition) opened to the public in 1954 as
home to one of the most prestigious and oldest collecting organizations in the
state of Texas, the Modern Museum of Fort Worth. When, in 2002, the Modern
moved down the street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center opened. The
building has exhibited world class art and supported the performing arts for
more than half a century. The Arts Council manages the FWCAC, provides
leadership and funding to local arts organizations through our
competitive Grants Program and administers the Fort Worth Public
SUBMISSION: Work will be
juried from images submitted only through the gallery’s online submission. $25
submission fee for up to three pieces. Each additional submission will be $5
each. Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 800 pixels,
maximum size as 3MB. Do not use spaces or special characters (!@$, etc) in
image file names. Video and audio files can be submitted through links. FWCAC
reserves the right to reject inaccurately represented work, or incomplete
PRESENTATION: Work must be
suitably framed (or sides cleanly finished or painted) and ready for hanging.
D-rings should be used for heavy works, wires for works under 5lbs. Drawings,
prints, watercolors and pastels on paper must be under Plexiglass.
SALES: All work
will be for sale unless the artist informs the gallery to the contrary. 25% of
proceeds from sales will go to FWCAC and the remainder to the artists.
and shipped work must arrive between September 25 and September 30, 2017.
Substitutions and late arriving work will not be exhibited. Work must remain
for the duration of exhibition.
DEADLINE: All applications
must be submitted before midnight (CMT) on September 15, 2017. FWCAC will
notify accepted applicants only by September 25, 2017.
SHIPMENT: All shipped
work must have a returned mailing label included and must arrive in a package
that can be reused for the return shipment.
REMOVAL: All hand
delivered work must be picked up from gallery on October 26th - October 30,
2017 between 9:00am – 5:00pm. Works not removed on these days will be placed in
storage and released at gallery’s convenience.
15, 2017 - Deadline for submission
25, 2017 - Notifications emailed to artists
26 - September 30, 2017 – Delivery of artwork
6, 2017 - Opening Reception, 6 -9 pm
25, 2017 - Closing
26, 2017 - Show comes down, pick up or repacked for return shipment
USE OF IMAGES: Any image
submitted may be used for non-commercial, marketing or promotional purposes
directly related to this show. This use may include in any publications,
printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other
rights remain that of the artist.
direct all questions to:
Mark Levy, Program and Exhibition Manager
Worth, TX, 76107
document represents a contract between the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and
the person(s) named on this document. Acceptance of this contract is a specific
acceptance of the terms listed. Objects exhibited in the FWCAC will be given
great care. Unless the artist wishes to provide his/her own insurance coverage,
the FWCAC will insure all exhibitions under its existing insurance policy,
which covers up to $500,000, against all risks of physical loss or damage while
on the premises during the period of the exhibition. If the exhibitor(s) wish
to provide his/her own insurance, such actions constitute the release of the
FWCAC from any liability in connection with the exhibition. Coverage is not
authorized past the exhibition and artwork may not be stored at the FWCAC
unless prior arrangements have been made. The FWCAC allows visitors to
photograph works of art. Artists are required to contribute 25% from work sold
in the exhibition. By submitting your artwork, you are agreeing to the