Contemporary Portrait: A National Juried Exhibition

Entry deadline: October 31, 2018

Portraits are a long-standing genre of fine art: always evolving and changing in style and media. LHUCA seeks artworks that broaden the definition of portraiture and its relevance in contemporary art. Portraits can be more than simply visual recognition and resemblance: they can offer a conceptual interpretation of the theme through a diverse range of media and creative possibilities. This will be LHUCA’s 4th annual juried exhibition.

Juror: Barry Whistler has owned and operated Barry Whistler Gallery since 1985. Prior to opening the gallery, he worked with Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, and Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, as well as the Modern Art Museum of Ft Worth and the Dallas Museum of Art. 

LHUCA is the largest contemporary art center between Dallas/Fort Worth and Santa Fe. This exhibition will be on display for two First Friday Art Trails reaching over 6,000 visitors.

Open call to all artists working in:

painting                            drawing
prints                                mixed media                  
collage                              photography
ceramics                           books
textiles                              neon
wall sculptures                 wall installations 

Size and other restrictions:
Maximum 48” for 2-D work.
3-D work fitting on a pedestal no larger than 24”.
We will only accept plexiglass as the glazing on framed pieces. Hand-delivered pieces can have glass.

Artists must be at least 18 years of age and living in the United States.

Entry fee:
$35 for up to three entries

Important Dates:
Entry deadline: October 31, 2018
Notification date: November 12, 2018. Artists will be notified via email. 
Delivery deadline: November 28, 2018
Return shipping: week of February 4, 2019
Exhibition dates: December 7, 2018 – January 26, 2019
Opening receptions: December 7, 2018 and January 4, 2019 during the First Friday Art Trail from 6 – 9 p.m. 

Cash prizes: 
1st place: $600
plus solo exhibition in LHUCA’s Martin McDonald Gallery August/September 2019 (with up to $400 in shipping cost)
2nd place: $250
3rd place: $100
1 Honorable Mention: $50

Selected work will be shipped with prepaid return shipping to:

511 Ave K
Lubbock, Texas 79401

For questions, contact:
Linda Cullum
806 762-8606


Individual & Group Exhibit Submissions for 2019

LHUCA welcomes individual and groups of artists to submit exhibition proposals in all disciplines for consideration in one of our four galleries. Selected artists will receive a two-month exhibit and $500 stipend. Gallery exhibition proposals will be selected by the LHUCA curatorial staff.

Entry deadline: November 9, 2018
Notification date: November 16, 2018
Artists will be notified via email. 

Submission Procedures:
Dropbox Documents

Email Documents

Documents on CD or USB drive
Mail to:
Attention: Linda Cullum
511 Ave. K
Lubbock, TX 79401

Individual artists: Submit ten (10) images with image list, an exhibition proposal or artist statement, and contact information. 

Group proposals: Submit three (3) images per artist with image list, an exhibition proposal, and contact information.

Contact Information:

  • Artist Name

  • Address, City, State, Zip

  • Phone

  • Email Address

  • Website (optional)

  • Instagram (optional)

Image List in a .doc or .pdf that includes:


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