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2024 Art Vibe Garland Entry Form

  1. Art Vibe Garland


    Call for Entries

    The Garland Cultural Arts Commission is pleased to announce a call for entries for Art Vibe Garland, an exhibition spotlighting North Texas 2D visual artists. Selected art will be displayed concurrently at eight locations throughout the City of Garland. Viewers will be encouraged to visit all eight locations to see the complete exhibition. A “Best-Of-Show” will be awarded ($200) along with eight Juror's Choice Awards ($100). 


    First date to submit entriesMonday, Feb. 5, 2024 
    Deadline for submitting entries Wednesday, April 10, 2024
    Notification of acceptanceFriday, April 19, 2024 
    Accepted art dropoffFriday, April 26, 2024
    Opening reception(s)Wednesday, May 1, 2024
    Exhibition at eight Garland locationsMay 4 - 25, 2024 
    Art pickupWednesday, May 29, 2024


    •  Open to artists living in Garland and the greater North Texas area
    • Open to living artists 18 years or older
    • All levels are encouraged to enter


    • One Best-Of-Show Award - $200
    • Eight Juror's Choice Awards - $100


    • Entries can be submitted here. 
    • Entries must be a 2D artwork; this includes Paintings (oil, acrylic, watercolor, digital, encaustic, etc); Drawings (graphite, pastel, ink, colored pencil, digital, etc.); Printmaking (etching, woodcut, lithography, engraving, aquatint, etc.); Collage
    • Maximum width of 36 inches (includes frame or mat)
    • You may submit up to three entries
    • The juror will select approximately 64 pieces



    • File naming - name the file using the Artist name followed by the artwork title (for example “MarySmith_StillLifeWithApples.jpg”). Make sure the name and title in the file name match the name and title indicated on the entry form. 
    • Dimensions - images should be 1900 pixels or greater on the longer dimension 
    • The image should show artwork only and NOT include a mat or frame. Image quality matters. Get help if you need it to prepare your images. 
    • File size - JPG file size must be less than 5.0 MB. To see the file size, close your editing program, highlight the file, and Get Info or View Properties 
    • File format - Save in an RGB color profile as a “Baseline” (Standard) JPG file. Do NOT save as a “Progressive” JPG file as it may not display properly for jurying 
    • Number of images - You are allowed to enter only one JPG image for each artwork submitted
  2. If you do not live in Garland, do you work in Garland?
  3. Entry 1
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  5. Entry 2
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  7. Entry 3
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  9. Entry 4
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  11. Entry 5
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  13. If your artwork is selected, would you like to be notified by email or text?
  14. JUROR 

    In 2002, Linda Lucas Hardy made a decision to refer to herself as a professional artist. Since that decision, her art and articles have been published in 32 magazines and 18 books. Her work has been juried into more than 80 National and International exhibitions, and she's won an equal number of awards and honors, many being Best of Show. She is a 23 year veteran of colored pencil instruction and has taught Oil Painting for 10 years. Linda has taught classes in workshops in 15 states and 2 countries to hundreds of students aged 8 to 88.

    She is a 15 year merit award recipient in the Colored Pencil Society of America, past President of CPSA 215, the DFW District Chapter, and past President of CPSA 222, the Texarkana Chapter. For several years, she served on the board of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters (NOAPS) of America. Linda is a signature member of the Irving Art Association and has been member of the Mt. Pleasant Texas Art Society for over 30 year.


    • Artists with accepted entries will be notified by text or email on April 19. Artists whose work is not accepted will not be notified.
    •  A list of accepted artists will be posted on by April 19, 2023.
    • Accepted art must be ready to hang.
    • Accepted art must be dropped off at Granville Arts Center April 26, 2024 during business hours (9:00 am and 5:00 pm M-F)
    • All of the accepted artworks (approximately 64 pieces) will be divided into eight groups and displayed at one of eight locations in Garland 


    • Outside framed/matted dimensions may not exceed 36 inches in width and 36 inches in height 
    • Frames should be simple in design (no ornate frames with three-dimensional or painted effects) 
    • Mats should be shades of white, off-white, beige, gray, or black
    • Artwork should be ready to hang by wire - no saw tooth hangers 


    The Garland Cultural Arts Commission and the City of Garland will take all precautions for artwork in the gallery on its premises during the run of the exhibition. However, artists should always insure their own work while it is out of their possession and are responsible for contacting their own insurance agents. 


    By submitting an entry, the Artist grants permission for the Garland Cultural Arts Commission and the City of Garland to use the accepted image on its website, newsletters, brochures, promotional materials, and social media. Every effort will be made to maintain quality true to the submitted image, recognizing that the print or electronic medium may affect how the viewer receives the image. The Artist hereby certifies that he or she holds the copyright for this material and the copyright remains with said Artist. The Garland Cultural Arts Commission and the City of Garland will display a notice that material must not be “downloaded” or copied. The Artist also certifies that the work submitted is original and does not infringe on any existing copyright. 

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