Calling Artists! Submit Artwork to the September All-Media Show!

Posted by Jenni Kirby - July 27 2020


Crossroads Art Center is excited to announce an online only call for entries the September All-Media Show juried by Reni Gower.

There is no theme for this exhibit. All work submitted must be for sale. Entry fee is $12 per submission for the general public (with a limit of three submissions) and $9 per submission for Crossroads Gallery Members. Gallery Members receive a fourth entry for free. If an artist is not a member and wishes to participate, they may join at the time of entry. Commission on sales is 30%. For more information, download the All-Media Show application form.

Accepted artwork will be exhibited at Crossroads Art Center and available for view and purchase online.


About the Juror: Reni Gower

Reni Gower received a 2020 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.  In 2017, she was awarded SECAC’s Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement. In 2014, she received the College Art Association’s Distinguished Teacher of Art Award, as well as distinguished teaching awards from Virginia Commonwealth University and VCUarts. Her art work is represented in many prestigious collections and has been exhibited at international and national venues for over 40 years. In addition to her painting practice, she curates award winning traveling exhibitions that include FLASHPOINTS: Material / Intent / Fused, Geometric Aljamía: a Cultural Transliteration, and Pulped Under Pressure: The Art of Handmade Paper. After 37 years, Professor Emerita Gower retired from Virginia Commonwealth University in December 2018.  Gower is represented by Chroma Projects, Charlottesville, VA.


What type of art is accepted? Any medium is accepted. No reproductions or giclée prints will be considered.

How many pieces can be submitted? Up to three works of art can be submitted. Gallery Members receive a third entry for free and can submit four.

How will the digital images be used? Digital images of accepted artwork will be used for the online exhibition on Crossroads Art Center’s website for artwork to be directly purchased online and for promotional materials for the exhibition.

Does artwork need to be framed? If artwork is on a gallery wrapped canvas, you do not need to have it framed. Framed artwork should be properly wired to hang, saw tooth hangers are not accepted.

Only artists whose artwork has been accepted to hang in the exhibition will deliver the physical artwork to Crossroads Art Center on Thursday, September 10 – 11, 2020 from 10:00am – 3:30pm or Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 10:00am – Noon. 


How To Submit

1. Click Here to Download + Fill out PDF Application Form 

2. Prepare digital images for submission.

All artwork for the All-Media Show will be juried by submitted hi-resolution digital images. Before submitting, make sure images meet the below specifications:

  • Images are in JPEG or PNG format.
  • Images are saved at maximum quality level with a resolution of 300 dpi with the longest dimension being no more than 6 inches.
  • Images are clear, in focus, and correctly cropped.
  • Images are NOT watermarked.
  • Images should be properly labeled.
  • Correct number of images submitted per piece.

Labeling Your Images

To Label Images: From a desktop computer double click the name of the image you want to edit, rename the file and press enter to save changes.

For unframed artwork (i.e. canvas and photography printed on metal, etc.), submit two images per piece. Images should be labeled accordingly:

  • Artist Name_Title_Size_Medium_Price_CROP
  • Artist Name_Title_Size_Medium_Price_DETAIL

For framed artwork, submit three images per piece. One showcasing the framing display of the art. Images should be labeled accordingly:

  • Artist Name_Title_Size_Medium_Price_CROP
  • Artist Name_Title_Size_Mediun_Price_FRAME
  • Artist Name_Title_Size_Medium_Price_DETAIL

For 3-dimensional artwork, submit up to three images per piece. Images should be labeled accordingly:

  • Artist Name_Title_Size_Medium_Price_FRONT
  • Artist Name_Title_Size_Mediun_Price_REAR
  • Artist Name_Title_Size_Medium_Price_DETAIL

EXAMPLE: Savannah Ball_Rainbow Tango_18x18_Acrylic_$295_CROP

EXAMPLE: Savannah Ball_Rainbow Tango_18x18_Acrylic_$295_DETAIL

3. Email completed PDF Application and digital images as attachments to the following address:

4. Click here to pay the submission fee

5. Look for a submission confirmation email in your inbox within 3 business days.

6. All submitting artists will be notified of jury results on Monday, August 31, 2020 via email.