Calls To Artists

The Art of Purpose

(POSTPONED to June 2020)

Sponsored by: Angie Lewis State Farm

Who’s Eligible: MCA Artist Members & Non-Members

Title of Exhibit: The Art of Purpose; An Applied Arts Exhibit 

Description of Exhibit: The applied arts are all the arts that integrate design and decoration into everyday and practical objects in order to make them aesthetically pleasing. The term is used in distinction to fine arts, which are those whose only purpose is to be beautiful and stimulate the intellect in some way. This exhibit will be focused on artists who create original objects creatively designed with both aesthetics and function in mind. All work for this exhibit must be a functional object, produced in the last two (2) years and an original work (absolutely no mass-produced patterns or kits).

Entry Procedure: Each artist may submit up to two (2) pieces for judging and exhibition. All entries are to be submitted no later than Sunday, May 17 at midnight and sent via email to [email protected]. In your email, please include:

    • Artist Entry Form – See page 3.
    • Brief Artist Statement – Does the process / materials conjure up stories, memories or special meaning?
    • Photograph of artwork – Please send high resolution images in .jpg file format.
    • (For Non-Members) Completed MCA Membership Form – See page 4.

List of Awards: The judges will award Honorable Mention, Third, Second, First and Best of Show. Judges’ decisions will be final. Awards will be presented at the Artists’ Reception.

Mediums: All mediums are welcome, examples include: metalwork, goldsmithing, pottery, glass & enamel, woodworking, furniture making, fashion design, interior design, fiber arts, textiles, quilts, carpeting, embroidery, batik, jewelry, basketry, mosaic art, graphic art, advertising, hand-made books/journals, book illustration, photography, and industrial design.

Juried Entry Fee: MCA Members: $25 / Non-Members: $45 (membership included)

Deadline for Submissions: Sunday, May 17 (midnight)

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: Friday, May 26 (end of the day)

Artists’ Reception: Friday, June 5, 2020 (5:00 – 6:00pm)

Exhibit Dates & Location: June 5 through June 27, 2020 at The Brick Gallery (23 SW Broadway St.)

Drop Off Date: Monday, June 1, 2020 (10am – 4pm)

Pick Up Date: Monday, June 29, 2020 (10am – 4pm)   


Click here to download Official Call & Exhibit Requirements