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Monday, July 15, 2013

Call For Artists: Matthews Alive! Art Show

Last Year's Winner Rebecca Primm with friend (on left), 
and judge, Elizabeth Apple

Matthews Artists Guild sponsors the Matthews Alive! Art Show and welcomes all artists: members and non-members to participate. Artwork in oil, pastels, acrylics, mixed media, drawing, photography and sculpture are qualified. These works will remain at the MAC from August 24 through take-down on Saturday, October 5.

Take-in Date: Saturday, August 24 from 10 AM to Noon 

Place: McDowell Arts Center in Matthews

Prizes: 1st Place: $400, 2nd Place: $200, 3rd Place: $100, 8-Honorable Mentions: $25 gift certificates. Ribbons will be awarded for Mayor's Choice and other city administrative employees.

Entry Fee is $30 for up to two works.

Judge is Christie Taylor of Hodges Taylor Gallery.

The Award Reception is Thursday, August 29, at 7 PM. Winners will NOT be notified prior to the reception.

Take-down Date: Saturday, October 5 from 10 AM to Noon

Notify Show Chair, Debbie Yacenda, if you plan on entering by emailing her at She will email you the entry form and labels. Also, copies of the form and labels will be available at take-in.

The Show Rules are as follows:

In order to maintain the integrity of our Judged Shows, please adhere to the following rules:

  • There shall be a non-refundable $30 entry fee for the Matthews Alive! Art Show.  20% of all sales go to town of Matthews.

  • Artists 18 years of age or older and MAG members are eligible to enter up to two works of any stated medium.

  • Artwork must be original. Subject matter must be your own and NOT a copy of any other work or picture. NO prints, giclees or any other reproductions will be accepted. Photography prints are regarded as original art. It cannot be over 2 years old and not previously shown in a Matthews Alive! Art Show.  Artwork entered must not have been done within the framework of a class or workshop, nor will rework of paintings pre-submitted be accepted. Damaged frames or artwork will not be accepted. Artwork submitted may be questioned by chair as to source and content.

  • There shall be no computer-generated artwork

  • Artwork must be properly framed and securely wired.  No clip mounting or saw-tooth hangers will be accepted. 3 dimensional artists must provide own platform or floor padding for works as needed.

  • Once art is hung, it must remain until the close of show on October 5th, 2013.

  • No participant is to be allowed with the Judge during his/her selection of artwork and awards.

Show Chairperson:
Debbie Yacenda
Matthews Artists Guild
home: 704.321.1523

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