apa national Art Show Entry information

Art of the Plains 38th Annual Juried Exhibit & Sale

Entries for our 2023 Event is now Closed

 

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Please read the information carefully below to enter our show. Additional tabbed information is at the bottom.

Artists are responsible for knowing and understanding the contents of the prospectus. Please contact us if you need help or clarification.

 

To enter our Juried Show, use Method 1 or 2 following the steps outlined below.

Read through all the steps first to get an overview of the process.

If you have not done so, please first Review our prospectus  in PDF format. It is the artist’s responsibility to know and understand the contents of the prospectus. You may wish to save a copy for future reference. You may also view the prospectus in the tabbed section at the bottom.

Method 1

Our entry form is an editable PDF that you will fill in and save to your computer and attach to your email along with your images prior to sending. If this method does not work for you, use Method 2. If you still experience issues, please contact us for help.

  1. Click the entry form link.   Entry Form   . Fill in the form and save to your desktop and rename the form to: Last name, first name APA Entry. (Doe, Jane APA Entry) Depending on your browser you may need to save the form first to your desktop, open it and then fill in the form.
  2. Open your email client; attach the form along with your prepared digital images. Do not embed or insert your images into the email, but attach them.
  3. Highlight and copy all the following 4 email addresses below and paste into the address or the send to field of your email. (If you are using Microsoft Outlook as your email client, you may need to replace the commas between the addresses with a semi colon if you encounter an error when trying to send)

jennifer@americanplainsartists.com,lou@americanplainsartists.com,jammey@americanplainsartists.com,judy@americanplainsartists.com

  • In the Subject line type: APA Entry and your last name and first name such as (APA Entry Doe, Jane)
  • You may type a message that you wish to send to us. However, do not attach any other info such as resume’, artist statement/bio unless requested by us.
  • Send your email.

Method 2 If you’re PDF viewer does not support fillable PDF’s do the following.

  1. Download the Entry Form to your desktop.
  2. Click the following to Fill In Your Form Online
  3. Select the Free Online Editor button in red and then option 2 to Upload PDF and select the file you just downloaded. It may take a few moments to load.
  4. Fill in the form.
  5. Save and download to your desktop by clicking the Save and Download PDF green button with 2 downward white arrows located on the left sidebar of the form editor.
  6. Rename the form to: Last name, first name APA Entry. (Doe, Jane APA Entry)
  7. Open your email client; attach the form along with your prepared digital images. Do not embed or insert your images into the email, but attach them.
  8. Highlight and copy all the following 4 email addresses below and paste into the address or the send to field of your email. (If you are using Microsoft Outlook as your email client, you may need to replace the commas between the addresses with a semi colon if you encounter an error when trying to send)

jennifer@americanplainsartists.com,lou@americanplainsartists.com,jammey@americanplainsartists.com,judy@americanplainsartists.com

  • In the Subject line type: APA Entry and your last name and first name such as (APA Entry Doe, Jane)
  • You may type a message that you wish to send to us. However, do not attach any other info such as resume’, artist statement/bio unless requested by us.
  • Send your email.

To complete your entry please pay your entry fee now. 

Show Entry: $50 Select this option if you have already paid your annual membership dues.




Show Entry + Membership: $100 Select this option if you are a new artist and have not yet paid your membership.



 

Non Entry Fees

Annual Membership: $50 per year paid in January of each year for all current associate members. (If you are a new artist, you may become an associate member at anytime; however, membership dues are paid in January each year or at the time of our annual show.)



  • For New Artists Membership only No entry: $50 per year. You will pay this option if you wish to become a member at the time of our show, but will not be entering the show.



  • Other fees: A crating/uncrating fee of $20 will be assessed for each shipping box. This will be paid via check and made out to Pearce Museum and included with your shipment. All Membership and Jury Fees for the annual show must be paid at the time of filling out your entry form.

Additional APA Juried Show Entry Information

2023 Calendar | For a printable PDF click here
  1. Deadline for digital entries: Send entries July 1st thru No later than September 6, 2023
  2. Notification of Accepted Artworks will be emailed on or before: September 26th
  3. Accepted work should be shipped to arrive: October 4-12th
  4. Hand Delivery of Work to the Pearce Museum: October 4-12th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
           Email or call Ann Zembala to schedule an appointment in advance. (ann.zembala@navarrocollege.edu or 903.875.7438)
  1. Artists’ bios/statements due to Ann Zembala: October 17th
          Please include social media addresses/tags for possible use in promotions for the show.
  1. Opening Reception: Thursday, October 19th 5:30-8:00 p.m.
  2. After the Reception Supper/Dessert and APA Annual Meeting: October 19, 8:15 p.m. 
  3. Closing of the Show: Pearce Museum  January 4, 2024
  1. Pickup of Hand Delivered Artwork January 5-14th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m./Sat. 10a.m.-4p.m.
           Email or call Ann Zembala to schedule an appointment in advance. (ann.zembala@navarrocollege.edu or 903.875.7438)
  1. Return Shipping of Unsold Artwork: January 9-20, 2024
  If someone needs to make special arrangements they should call or email: Ann Zembala -- Director Pearce Museum at Navarro College Phone: 903.875.7438 Email:  ann.zembala@navarrocollege.edu Questions? View the APA website at www.AmericanPlainsArtists.com or send an email to one of the following: Judy McElroy, APA President & Show Chairperson: judy@americanplainsartists.com or Lou Albright, APA Secretary: lou@americainplainsartists.com

To preview the prospectus for the 2023 National Juried Exhibit please

click here.

Our Juror this year is Dr. Darrell Beauchamp

Executive Director of the Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, TX.

   

Your Digital images should have a resolution of 300dpi (dots per inch) and a 700 pixel width on the longest side (horizontal or vertical) and kept under 3MB in file upload. Most smartphone cameras are 72 dpi so will not be adequate for submitting to our show. Please check the settings on your digital camera for resolution size. (dpi) To assist you in preparing your digital entry, please see our video guide tab for a presentation on how to properly prepare your digital entry. Please follow the guidelines presented in the video.

Each file name should follow the example format.

  • Last Name, First Name Title of art Size Media $price
  • Example: Doeartist, John Kansas Skies 16x20 Oil $1000.00

For 3D artists you may submit one or two additional images such as a side and back view or detail image to represent one entry. Your file name format will be:

  • Doeartist, John Bronc Rider 15Hx10Lx10D Bronze $2000.00
  • Doeartist, John Bronc Rider side view 15Hx10Lx10D Bronze
  • Doeartist, John Bronc Rider detail 15Hx10Lx10D Bronze

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR IMAGE FILES

Please watch the following video guide tutorial on how to properly prepare your digital image file for entry to our National Juried Show. Review the Image Specifications tab for official image specs as information presented in the video may change. If your image is already at 300dpi the first part of the video will help you to simply resize your photo while additional guidelines are addressed to alter the dpi if your image dpi is too low or too high.

Free Photo Editing Software

Click the links below to visit the photo software websites.

Both of these software have quite a bit of photo editing capabilities for sharpening your image, contrast, color adjustment etc., it will be up to you to familiarize yourself with either one of these programs functionality and advanced features if so desired.