EMERGE Open Call: (Due: Dec. 17)


Emerge will be an open-themed, contemporary and fine art exhibition highlighting emerging, and moderately established, artists at Armadillo Art Gallery, in Denton, Texas. The exhibition will run from January 15th – February 26th, 2020. Opening reception to be held on Friday, January 17th, 7 - 10 PM.

Please read the full guidelines and terms before completing the application process. To read our terms, please click here to open a new window. Please review the dates and deadlines at the bottom of this page. Entries can only be submitted online via the website. A separate application must be filled out for each exhibit.    

Accepting all contemporary and fine art submissions. Submissions are open internationally. All work must have been completed within the years 2016-2019 and not previously exhibited at any Envision Arts Exhibition. Eligible media include, but are not limited to: drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, oil/chalk pastels, block/ink print, hanging sculpture or assemblage, digital art, collage, metal work, hanging fiber/textile art, wood work and contemporary craft. If a genre, medium or material you specialize in is not listed, please email envisionartshow@gmail.com to provide specifics about your work.

Each artist is limited to ten (10) images per submission. There is a $35 (USD) non-refundable/non-transferable fee, for up to ten (10) images. Payments must be submitted online at the time of application. Deadline to submit work is December 17th, 2019.

All work must be ready for installation/ready to hang. All canvas and/or framed works MUST be wired to hang, with D-rings; no saw tooth hangers. Submissions are restricted to a weight limit of no more than 25 pounds. Works cannot exceed 36 inches in any direction (including frame). Envision Arts reserves the right to exclude any entry that presents complex/overly complicated installation or assembly problems.

Accepted artists will be notified no later than December 19th, 2019 via their provided email. (National and international artists may be notified early based on shipping requirements).

All sales will be completed via an Envision Arts director/staff member via our transactions portals. A commission of 30% will be retained of artist original sales. All accepted works must be available for sale.

Artists may have prints available for sale during the opening reception only. Prints for sale will be stored OFF THE EXHIBIT FLOOR and NO additional tables, bins or displays are permitted in the exhibit space. A staff member will handle the transaction and retrieve the print. Prints may be available in any size. We encourage you to properly photograph your work and have professional prints produced. A commission of 30% will be retained of artist print sales.

Best in Show: Envisions Arts will announce one Best In Show for the exhibition. Winner will receive a framed certificate, a featured article with up to six images, complete with Q&A, in our own online arts and literary publication, Envisions Arts Magazine, and will also be given a solo exhibition opportunity in one of our partnering exhibition gallery spaces.

Honorable Mention: Envisions Arts will announce between one and three honorable mentions in varying categories. Winners will be emailed a certificate.

Envisions Arts Founder / Director, and Dallas-based artist, Ginger Cochran has curated and/or served as a juror, for numerous group or collective exhibitions throughout north and south Texas, as well as Los Angeles, California; Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada. She is director and curator for Armadillo Art Gallery in Denton Texas as well as The Continental Lofts Art Gallery in Dallas Texas.

Envision Arts Assistant Director, Frisco-based artist, and recent MBA grad, Reanna DiPaolo has served as collaborator and co-juror for numerous art exhibitions and projects throughout north Texas. Her work has been published and displayed throughout north Texas.

Guest Co-Juror TBA.

All art must be delivered to the gallery space on January 15th, 2020, between 12 - 2 PM. Artists are responsible for the delivery of all work to the gallery. No packaging material can be stored by the gallery and artists will be required to take packaging with them after drop off. Artists are responsible for all delivery or shipping charges to and from the exhibition or art drop site upon selection by the juror. Artists are responsible for their own expenses accrued for travel/lodging or shipment of their art. Accepted works must be delivered or shipped according to the instructions provided by Envision Arts. Entries will not be insured by Envision Arts while in its custody and artists will sign a waiver upon delivery of their work. Envision Arts will not be held responsible for lost, damaged or stolen property. No work may be withdrawn before the close of the exhibition. Sending an entry or work to the art drop off location and/or the exhibition shall imply an agreement on the part of the sender to all conditions above.

All local art work must be retrieved from the gallery on February 26th, 2020, between 11 - 1 PM; no exceptions. No art work or property may be stored at the gallery after the conclusion of the exhibit. Envision Arts will not be held responsible for and will not store any art work or property left at the gallery. Any work shipped by an artist to the gallery MUST include a return shipping label. If no return shipping label is provided, the artist will be charged for shipping.

The exhibition will be publicized locally, regionally and nationally via our social media platforms, email, and press release. Envision Arts reserves the right to use photographs and/or digital images of any accepted work for the purpose of publicity for either the exhibit or the artist.




Duration | January 15th – February 26th, 2020

Opening Reception | Friday, January 17th, 7 - 10 PM


September 24 | Submissions OPEN

December 17 | Submissions CLOSE (5 PM - PST)

December 19 | Artist notifications (national and international artists may be notified early)

January 15 | Art drop off (12 - 2 PM)

February 26 | Art pick up (11 - 1 PM)

Jamie Earnest