Call for Entries

The above video will show you how to enter the shows with step-by-step directions. 

  *Click on the the show you are interested in and it will take you to that specific show's information. 

 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 online exhibitions where customers can shop directly from the website.

2024 Calendar 

July Annual Gallery Member Exhibition

Artwork Drop Off: Thurs., July 11, 2024 – Sat., July 13, 2024, by Noon

Exhibition End Date: Saturday, August 31, 2024

Artwork Available for Artists to Pick Up: Tuesday, September 3, 2024

 

SEPTEMBER 2024

All Media Show and Themed Online Only Gallery Member Show "The Feel of Fall"

Call For Entries All Media Show:  August 1 – August 24, 2024
Artists Notified: August 31, 2024, via Email
Artwork Drop Off: Thurs., Sept. 12, 2024 – Sat., Sept. 14, 2024, by Noon
Exhibition Opening: Friday, Sept. 20, 2024  5pm - 8pm 
Exhibition End Date: Sunday, November 3, 2024
Artwork Available for Artists to Pick Up: Tuesday, November 5, 2024

Call For Entries Themed Online Only Gallery Member Show "The Feel of Fall"

Call Dates:  August 1 – August 18, 2024
Online Exhibition Opening: Friday, Sept. 20, 2024
Online Exhibition End Date: Sunday, November 3, 2024

NOVEMBER 2024

For the theme "Feast," you can provide the artists with a variety of inspirational ideas to spark their creativity. Here are some concepts to consider:

Cultural Celebrations: Encourage artists to explore feasts from different cultures, such as Thanksgiving, Diwali, Chinese New Year, or Mediterranean feasts. They can depict traditional foods, settings, and rituals associated with these celebrations.

Historical Feasts: Inspire artists to delve into history and create works based on famous feasts, such as medieval banquets, Roman feasts, or royal dinners. This could include lavish settings, extravagant dishes, and historical figures.

Feasts in Nature: Suggest artists find inspiration in the natural world, such as a feast for the senses in a blooming garden, a bountiful harvest, or animals feasting in the wild. This could emphasize the beauty and abundance of nature.

Modern Feasts: Encourage artists to think about contemporary gatherings and celebrations, such as family dinners, holiday parties, or community potlucks. They can explore themes of togetherness, joy, and the social aspects of sharing a meal.

Abstract Interpretations: Some artists might prefer a more abstract approach, focusing on the sensory experience of a feast. They can play with colors, textures, and forms that evoke the richness and variety of a feast.

Symbolic Feasts: Artists can also explore the symbolic meanings of feasts, such as abundance, gratitude, and celebration. They can use symbols like cornucopias, overflowing tables, and communal dining to convey these themes.

Personal Feasts: Encourage artists to draw from their own experiences and memories of feasts. This personal touch can add a unique and intimate perspective to their work.

Fantasy Feasts: Suggest a fantastical approach, where artists can create imaginary feasts with whimsical foods, magical settings, and otherworldly guests. This can be an opportunity for playful and imaginative artwork.

Providing these diverse inspirations can help artists find a direction that resonates with them and results in a rich variety of interpretations for your "Feast" theme.

Friday, November 15, 2024, 5pm - 8pm

All Media Show and Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association (MRAA)
Call For Entries All Media Show:  October 1 – October 19, 2024
Artists Notified: October 27, 2024, via Email
Artwork Drop Off: Thurs., November 7, 2024 – Sat., Nov.  9, 2024 by Noon
Exhibition Opening: Friday, November 15, 2024, from 5-8pm
Exhibition End Date: Sunday, January 5, 2025
Artwork Available for Artists to Pick Up: Tuesday, January 7, 2025