When Language Meets Art
A juried exhibition calling for artists to submit language and text-based artwork as visual vocabulary. Any system of formalized symbols, signs, sounds and gestures used or conceived as a means of communicating thoughts and emotions.
Open call: To all artists working in:
collage mixed media
wall sculptures wall installations
3-D work fitting on a pedestal no bigger than 24”
There are no size limitations for 2-D work. If shipping, we will only accept plexiglass as the glazing on framed pieces. Hand-delivered pieces can have glass.
Eligibility: Artists must be at least 18 years of age
Entry fee: $35 for up to three entries
Entry deadline: October 7, 2016
Notification date: October 21, 2016
Artists will be notified via email.
Delivery deadline: November 18, 2016
Return shipping: Week of February 6, 2017
Exhibition dates: December 2, 2016 – January 28, 2017
Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery
All selected work must remain on view in the gallery until the close of the exhibition.
December 2 and January 6, 2017, during the First Friday Art Trail, 6 – 9 pm
1st place $750
2nd place $375
3rd place $150
3 Honorable Mentions @ $50 each
Examples for When Language Meets Art
About the Juror: Gary Sweeney
Gary Sweeney was born in California and became obsessed with text from an early age. He has a strong belief that humor promotes reflection and critical engagement. Known for re-working signs and old photographs, Sweeney explores the roles of visual and textual languages as they influence the relationship of individuals to broader social and cultural contexts. He works with photography and text and creates mixed media sculptural installations. In 1996, Sweeney moved to San Antonio and has made an impression on the local art scene through exhibitions and permanent installations throughout the city.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
All work must be ready to hang.
No substitution for accepted artworks will be allowed.
Artist is responsible for shipping work to and from LHUCA. Prepaid return shipping must accompany artwork upon delivery.
LHUCA staff will handle all sales of artwork and will charge a 35% commission.
Artwork will be insured while at LHUCA but not during transit.
Artists are responsible for insuring their work during transit.
Even if the work is not for sale, the artist must provide a value for the art for our insurance purposes.
In the event of damage while on our premises, LHUCA will purchase the work, retaining the 35% commission fee and paying the artist 65% of the purchase price.
LHUCA will not assume responsibility for work improperly framed or poorly packaged for shipping.
In the event the hardware provided by the artist fails and a piece is damaged, the artist is responsible for loss.
Images of accepted work may be used for promotional purposes.
Selected work will be shipped with prepaid return shipping to:
511 Ave K
Lubbock, Texas 79401
If you have any questions contact Linda Cullum
Founded in 1997, LHUCA, the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, is a nationally recognized private, 501(c)(3) non-profit fine arts center. Our mission is to "cultivate and celebrate all the arts by inspiring creativity and engaging with the community."
Located in the heart of the Lubbock Arts District, LHUCA has a unique four block campus that offers exciting spaces for arts enrichment including four visual art galleries, a 159 seat theatre, the Helen DeVitt Jones Clay Studio, a state-of-the-art clay facility, and flexible education and meeting spaces.
LHUCA is open from 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday and is free to the public.