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Saturday, April 12, 2014

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Nelson Gallery in Lexington, Virginia, 15th Annual Juried Show

  • August 1–29, 2014
  • DEADLINE: JUNE 24, 2014
  • Original 2-D or 3-D; all media; max 50” any direction; not previously shown at Nelson Gallery; no crafts.
  • $30 for up to 3 digital submissions.
  • Entries must be RECEIVED at Nelson Gallery by 5 PM, June 24, 2014
Download prospectus and entry guidelines at

THE 15TH ANNUAL JURIED SHOW is one of the ongoing exhibition opportunities offered to Mid-Atlantic artists by NELSON GALLERY, a gallery owned by artists in Lexington, Virginia. There is NO THEME.

AWARDS include Best in Show: $1000; other cash awards; Members’ Choice: solo show in July 2015 (or 2-person show if there are 2-D and 3-D winners). Awards will be announced during the

OPENING RECEPTION at Nelson Gallery on Friday August 1, 2014, 5PM to 7PM, and the next day at

ELIGIBILITY: Residents of Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

ELIGIBLE WORKS: Up to 3 artworks; 2-D or 3-D; all media; max 50" any direction; not
previously shown at Nelson Gallery; no crafts. Juror’s decisions are final. ALL WORKS MUST BE FOR SALE.

DEADLINE: Entries must be RECEIVED at Nelson Gallery, 27 W. Washington Street, Lexington VA 24450 by 5PM on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Gallery hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11AM to 5PM. Closed Wednesday and Sunday. See ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS opposite and ENTRY FORM on reverse.

JUROR: KEATON WYNN, whose research interests include the impact of theory on contemporary art, works as a practicing artist and exhibits nationally and internationally. He received a BFA in Ceramics from Missouri State University, an MFA in Ceramics from Kent State University and an MA in Art History from Virginia Commonwealth University. An Associate Professor of Art (History and Ceramics) in the Department of Visual Arts at Georgia Southwestern State University, Wynn is also a visiting Professor of Art at Lanzhou City University in China and Creative Advisor to the
Dunhuang Creative Center in Lanzhou, and has been a Visiting Scholar at the Xi'an Academy of Fine Art in Xi'an.

ACCEPTANCES: Entrants will be notified by e-mail as soon as results are available. Be sure all information on the ENTRY FORM is accurate and legible, and notify us of any change of e-mail address or telephone number.

ACCEPTED WORKS: Deliver to the Gallery ON (or ship to arrive BY), Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11AM to 4PM. If shipped, enclose a check (in the same amount as the cost of shipping to us) to cover return shipping, which will be in the packaging in which the work is received. 2-D works must be fitted with wire for hanging; stands must be provided for 3-D works. The Gallery may decline to exhibit any work it deems unsuitable for any reason.

SALES are handled by the Gallery and are subject to its 40% commission – the artist receives 60% of the price specified on the ENTRY FORM. Works may not be removed from the Gallery during the show except upon commissioned sale.

PUBLICITY will be provided by the Gallery, which will use images of accepted works and related information (artist’s name, city, title of work, size, medium, price) in digital and print media.

UNSOLD WORK must be picked up ON Saturday, August 30, 2014, 11AM to 4PM. Work not picked up by September 30, 2014 may be sold for any price, in the Gallery’s discretion, subject to its 40% commission, and if not picked up before December 1, 2014, will then become the Gallery’s sole property to dispose of as the Gallery sees fit.

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY: Nelson Gallery does not insure property on its premises. By entering this Juried Show, the artist agrees (i) that delivery or shipment of artwork to and from the Gallery and its presence on Gallery premises are at the artist’s expense and at the artist’s risk; and (ii) that the artist will not seek to recover any amount from the Gallery or its members for any loss, damage, fee or cost of any kind, regardless of any other statement, oral or written.

THE PROSPECTUS (which may be downloaded at, comprises all the provisions governing entries and participation in the 15th Annual Juried Show, and its terms may not be modified.

QUESTIONS: E-mail all questions to Please do not telephone, because often there is not a juried show representative on duty who can provide accurate answers.

27 West Washington Street
Lexington, VA 24450

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