All media, juried exhibition

Open to all artists, aged 18 or older, residing in the US

Entry Deadline: 12/11/17
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Entry Fee: $30.00

EXHIBITION DATES: Jan 15 – Feb. 28, 2018

Webster Arts invites art submissions for our Open Theme Annual. Send us your BEST work. No need to worry if it fits into a juror's vision of the theme... there isn't one!  All 2D & 3D media is welcome within the parameters listed below. No floor or ceiling hung installations are possible at this time. No video.

Webster Arts is growing regional non-profit arts center that hosts national juried exhibitions in it's 2000 square-foot gallery, a nationally ranked juried art fair, art outreach for recent refugees, a plein air competition, an autumn music series, and other community events. Our patrons are sophisticated art consumers. Juror Edna Patterson-Petty will select work for inclusion in the exhibit and for cash prizes. Artists may be selected for solo or 2 - 3 person shows in the future.

JUROR: Edna Patterson-Petty, an internationally-known fiber and installation artist. 

Monday, December 11, 2017: Submission deadline
Friday, December 22, 2017: All artists notified by email
January 8-12, 2018: In person delivery of artwork during office hours
Friday, January 12, 2018: Deadline to receive shipped artwork
Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.: Exhibit Opening Reception
March 1-9, 2018: Pre-paid artwork return and in-person pick-up during office hours


Edna J. Patterson-Petty works in a variey of media, but she is nationally recognized for her art quilts and the stories they convey. She holds a BFA in Art & Design and MFA in Art Therapy. Her art quilt “Road to Redemption,” was specially created to commemorate Barack Obama’s presidency and was displayed in Washington during his inauguration. Ms. Patterson-Petty’s work has been exhibited in venues ranging from the St. Louis Art Museum to Antioch College in Los Angeles. One of her pieces was on display for three years at the American Embassy in Pakistan, and she has an art quilt on permanent display in Senegal, West Africa.

$30 for up to three entries

Entry fees are non-refundable

The exhibition is open to artists age 18 and older, residing in the US or abroad

The exhibition will consist of two- and three-dimensional work in all media. Wall pieces must be wired for hanging and no larger than 48″ X 48″. Free-standing pieces may not exceed 32″ X 32″ X 60″ or weigh more than 50 lbs. Accepted work cannot be substituted and must be available for the duration of the exhibit. No floor or ceiling installed work. No video.

All work must be the original conception and execution of the artist listed on the applicaiton. No reproductions. Photographs printed on canvas are NOT allowed without prior permission.

Submit up to three JPEG digital images. Upload options for image files:

File dimensions: no smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side

File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)

File size: 5 MB maximum

The artist is responsible for the cost of shipping or mailing artwork to and from Webster Arts using FedEx, UPS, USPS or DHL. A return shipping label and return postage must be included with the artwork. Artwork may also be hand-delivered to and picked up from Webster Arts on the appropriate dates during the scheduled times.

All artwork is insured for its declared value from the time it is received through the time it is picked up by the carrier. Artists are responsible for insuring artwork during transit. Webster Arts receives a 30% commission on all exhibition sales. Sales are encouraged.

Photographs of accepted artwork may be used for promotional purposes.