The Gift of Trees - Call For Entries May All Media Show

May 2024 All Media Show: The Gift of Trees

Crossroads Art Center is excited to announce an Invitation for artistic submissions centered around the theme "The Gift of Trees" for a May 2024 Exhibition. Over the course of history, the depiction of trees has been a recurring theme in art, transcending the boundaries of time and evolving through various artistic techniques. Despite the diverse approaches employed by artists over the centuries, the allure of the tree as a subject endures. Let's explore the profound fascination that people have with this natural wonder. 

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Important Information

  • The theme for this exhibit is The Gift of Trees.
  • All work submitted must be for sale.
  • Entry fee is $15 per submission for the general public (with a limit of three submissions).
  • For Current, New or Renewing Gallery Members the cost will be $12 per submission. All Gallery Members receive a fourth entry for free. USE COUPON CODE: 4thFREE. If an artist is not a member and wishes to participate, they may join at the time of entry.
  • The gallery will accept only original work created by the artist. No reproductions or giclee prints will be accepted unless approved by Jenni Kirby, Owner. The gallery reserves the right to refuse work. Work that has been in a show at the art center may not be entered again. All work must be for sale! All work must remain on display until the end of the exhibition.
  • Commission on sales is 30%.
  • Juror: Vivian Chiu
  • Before submitting artwork, please read and be sure you understand thoroughly procedures and expectations for participating in our 2023 juried all-media shows (AMS).  See below .....
  • Hanging art must be wired so it will hang with our system. Art that is not wired will be automatically rejected. Check the wires on the back: Are they loose? Are they too high so the hanger will show? Do you have just one hook (sawtooth)? If so, you take the risk of your art falling off the wall.

Dates to Know –

  • Call for Entry Dates: April 1, 2024 - April 21, 2024
  • Enter the show through Art Call - Link 
  • Artist Notified Jury Results: April 28, 2024 via Email
  • Artwork Drop Off: Thurs., May 9, 2024 - Saturday, May 11, 2024, by Noon.
  • Open House Weekend: Friday, May 17, 5pm - 8pm, Saturday, May 18, 10am - 5pm & Sunday, May 19, 2024 12pm - 4pm
  • Show Dates: Friday, May 17, 2024 - Sunday, June 30, 2024
  • Unsold pieces should be PICKED UP Tuesday, July 2 & 3, and July 9-13, 2024, during normal business hours, 10am - 5pm, and 12pm - 4pm on Sundays.

Crossroads Art Center’s AMS are open to mid-Atlantic artists through a bimonthly call for entries, and cash prizes are awarded for the winners. Each show is juried by a prominent art professional from the community (a gallery director, curator, museum official, arts professor, or accomplished artist). Cash awards are given for 1st $100, 2nd $75, and 3rd $50 place winners. The 2024 AMS shows are exhibited at Crossroads Art Center and as an online exhibition where customers can shop directly from the website.


Juror: Vivian Chiu

VIVIAN CHIU was born in Los Angeles and emigrated to Hong Kong at the age of three. Her interests in creating objects and the visual arts led her to attend the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA '11 Furniture Design) and Columbia University (MFA '19 Sculpture). With an aptitude for problem solving and a sensitivity towards materials, Vivian utilizes continuous deconstruction and reconstruction to create optical sculptures and explore ideas of visibility and perception.

Vivian has attended residencies such as Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Sculpture Space, Haystack Mountain School, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, the Center for Art in Wood and Penland School of Crafts. She is part of the 2022 American Craft Council Emerging Artists Cohort. She was awarded a 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Craft/Sculpture and is a recipient of the 2023-24 VMFA Visual Arts Fellowship in Crafts.

Vivian is currently teaching in the Craft/Material Studies program at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is currently represented by FLXST Contemporary (Chicago, IL).


Submission Details:
You will need an artist statement - 200 Word limit in first person to register for the shows.
1. You do not have to create a portfolio site to enter the show.
2. The way you fill out the form is how it will be shown on the labels, awards, and publicity.
a. Use Capital Letters for the first letters of your name.
b. Prices - DO NOT TYPE IN A COMMA. This produces the wrong price. ArtCall will add it automatically
c. Measurements - HEIGHT first, then Width then Depth (H x W x D). 

3.  Statement regarding the piece of art - The character limit is 300!! This is used for all publicity online and in-house. Spellcheck it as well as word count it!

 FYI - You can go back in and add/edit images and edit text until the call ends.

After submitting, please go back in and double check your information. Did you enter the required 2 or 3 photos? Is your price correct? Measurements? Is your statement complete? Too long?

VERY IMPORTANT: You can delete and change photos and change text within each submission up until end-of-call. Do not delete an entire submission and then replace it with a new one--ArtCall will charge you for a new submission!

3 images of each piece are required, one of the art without frame, one with frame, and a close detail image (zoomed into a small section of interest). If the art is unframed, only 2 photos are required.
NOTE: if the work is framed, we must have the outside measurements of the frame (H x W x D). Please do not guess. If we do not have the measurements for the art and/or the framed art, your piece will not be considered to jury. Walls and backgrounds SHOULD NOT SHOW in photos. When taking the digital image please make sure the photo is not at an angle or crooked.

For each 3D, installation, or wearable art entry, submit 3 images: one overall front image, one overall rear or sideview image, and one detail image (zoomed into a small section of interest).
Detail images must show an important aspect of the art. Make sure that both the full-view and detail images are oriented correctly. 

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