News and Releases

Call for Entries - TRAHC's 30th Annual Juried Exhibition

On Display July 27 – August 25, 2018

The Regional Arts Center is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 AM until 4 PM. Admission is always free.

Eligibility: National
Event Dates: July 27 – August 25, 2018
Entry Deadline: June 10 Midnight MST
Juror: Sean Fitzgibbons

Prospectus: HERE
Appy for Call: HERE

Opening Reception:
Friday, July 27, 2018

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Awards Announced at 7 pm
Cabe Hall, Regional Arts Center
321 4th Street, Texarkana, TX 75501

TRAHCs 30th Annual Juried Exhibition is a juried exhibition celebrating local, regional, and national artists. The competition is hosted by the Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council, an arts council located in Texarkana, Texas. $3750 in prizes!

The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older currently residing in the U.S. All work must be original in concept and not copied from another artist's work. No photography, digital art, video, film, jewelry, installations or artwork that requires special installation or assembly will be accepted. Entries must be received by June 10 Midnight MST. Only entries submitted online through will be considered. Entries are limited to a maximum of three works executed in the last two years (May 2016 - May 2018.) A maximum of two pieces of artwork per artist can be juried into the exhibit.

Accepted work will be exhibited at TRAHC from July 27 – August 25, 2018.

Yates Collection Purchase Award…..$1000
Best of Show………………………….$1000
First Place………………………………$750
Second Place………………………..…$500
Third Place……………………………..$300
Fourth Place……………………………$200

Winners for 2017 include:

Best of Show - “Lynito” by Carol Sheets

First Place - “She leans on Her Spirit” by Anthony Bruce

Second Place - “Living Among the Dead” by Sanah Brown

Third Place - “Watching” by Hugh Dunnahoe

Fourth Place - “Why Me?” by Curtis Fredrick

Honorable Mention - “Here & There” by Rachel Bower

Honorable Mention - “Volcanic” by Anita Stevenson

Honorable Mention - “From Within” by Jana Edwards

Honorable Mention - “Green Comet 45p” by Win Bruhl

Honorable Mention - “Groan” by Jay Del Greco

Honorable Mention - “Moody Still Life” by Amber Farve

Honorable Mention - “Krimmie Crowe Portrait” by Felice House

Honorable Mention - “Crashing Wave” by William Allen

Honorable Mention -“The Silent Symphony” by Tammy Lawless

2017 FaEllen and Jim Yates Collection Purchase award winner is Mike Brisco for “Buckeye on Board”. The Purchase Award will become part of the permanent collection at the Regional Arts Center.

$35 flat fee for up to three entries. All fees are non-refundable and payable through Entry fees may be paid by credit card only.

Judging occurs in two phases. The initial judging will take place from June 11 – June 16, 2018. During this time, the juror will select the artwork to be accepted into the exhibit. After all accepted artwork has arrived, the juror will view the exhibit in person to select the award-winning artwork. Winners will be announced at the opening reception, Friday, July 27, 2018.

Results of the first phase of judging will be emailed on June 18, 2018. All notifications will be sent by email through These emails occasionally end up in one's spam/junk box. Please add the email address to your address book.

Accepted artists will receive instructions for shipping and hand delivery. Shipping costs and insurance are the responsibility of the artist. All entries will be handled with reasonable care, but neither TRAHC nor its representatives will be responsible for loss or damage.

Reusable shipping containers only. TRAHC encourages artists to insure their artwork when shipping. No glass allowed, unless for pastel work (at the artist’s own risk.) Plexiglas only.

No packing peanuts allowed. Any shipped artwork found with packing peanuts will not be unpacked, displayed, or eligible for an award.

Shipping via FedEx or UPS is mandatory. Any artwork arriving through USPS will be held until a pre-paid return-shipping label from FedEx or UPS is provided. All shipped artwork must include a pre-paid return-shipping label from either FedEx or UPS.

Artists may hand-deliver accepted artwork during TRAHC's open hours Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.

All accepted artwork is due by Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 3:45 p.m.

All works accepted for the exhibition must be original, completed, and ready to hang. Substitutions of accepted works will not be allowed and all delivered work must match the image juried.

Frames, mats, and wiring must be professional quality and in good condition. No chrome frames. Wiring must be in good condition and substantial enough for the weight of the artwork. All paintings must be framed or gallery wrapped with fully painted edges. Two-dimensional works on paper must be framed and under Plexiglas, unless artwork medium is pastel. Artwork using pastel may be framed and under glass (at the artist’s own risk.) All freestanding sculptures must have felt pads attached to the bottom.

Accepted artwork may not be removed from TRAHC prior to August 28, 2018.

Any artwork sold to the public will incur a 20% commission. Prices quoted on the entry form may not be changed after acceptance. Please call 903-792-8681 for pricing related issues.
No purchased work may be removed from TRAHC until the close of the exhibition.

If your artwork is "Not for Sale," please add “NFS” to the description box of the artwork in question.

Artwork listed as “Purchase upon Request” will not be accommodated and will be listed as “Not for Sale.”

Works are entered at the artist's own risk. Artwork will be handled with reasonable care. TRAHC and its representatives will not be responsible for loss, theft, or damage of artworks while in the gallery's possession or in transit. TRAHC encourages artists to insure their artwork when shipping.

TRAHC reserves the right to photograph or use any of the works for publicity purposes. Images of accepted entries will become the property of TRAHC to be used for the catalogue and other printed materials, archives, website, and for educational purposes. The artist retains all copyrights for their artwork. The artist waives any claim, including any claim for invasion of the right of privacy of copyright, against TRAHC, its directors, employees, and volunteers.

The submission of entries to this competition shall be understood to constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to all rules and conditions as set forth in this prospectus. Entries not meeting the criteria listed herein will be disqualified, and the entry fee will not be refunded. TRAHC is a family-oriented arts council and reserves the right to not display excessive nudity or offensive subject matter. This is at the discretion of the Executive Director of TRAHC.

Due to TRAHC's extremely limited storage space, artwork left more than 30 days after August 28, 2018 (September 28, 2018) will be deemed the property of TRAHC unless arrangements have been made in writing and agreed up on by both parties. Any artwork that arrived through USPS will be held until a pre-paid return-shipping label from FedEx or UPS is provided.

All submissions will be through ( Entries must be submitted on or before June 10, 2018. No entries will be accepted after this date.

Upload requirements for image files:
  • File format: JPEG only
  • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
  • File size: 3 MB maximum
  • Image must be correctly oriented (vertical or horizontal)
  • No digital enhancement is allowed
  • Maximum of 3 photos per entry

Further information on the image requirements for submission and resources for editing the digital image size can be found on’s Help section.

Artists within driving distance of Texarkana may book an appointment with TRAHC to help them photograph and upload their entry to All assistance will take place during business hours at the Regional Arts Center. No appointments may be made after Friday, May 25, 2018.

Amy Donohoe
903-792-8681 ex.132

Sean Fitzgibbons, MFA

Meadows Museum Director
Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, Louisiana

Sean FitzGibbons received his BA in American Studies at the University of Texas in Austin, and his MFA at Washington University in Saint Louis. Recently, he was the Senior Management Analyst for the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture where he facilitated contemporary art exhibits for the city’s two galleries and consulted on downtown murals for Downtown Operations. He was professor of the Business for Creatives and 4D Design courses at Aurora Community College in Colorado, and has served as a guest lecturer for numerous universities and programs. Currently, Sean FitzGibbons is the Director of the Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana.


June 10 Submission deadline
June 11 - 16 Judging Phase 1
June 18 Notifications emailed
June 18– July 7 Receipt of shipped and hand delivered artwork
July 7 Accepted artwork due at 3:45 p.m.
Juiy 11 – July 20 Judging Phase 2
July 27 Exhibit opens
July 27 Opening Reception, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., Awards presented at 7:00 p.m.
August 25 Exhibit closes
August 28 - September 28 Return of shipped and hand delivered artwork

This Exhibit is made possible by a generous sponsorship from E-Z Mart Inc.

Additional Information


PROSPECTUS - TRAHC's 30th Annual Juried Exhibition Accepted Artwork ID Card

« Back To News
Website contents © TRAHC. All Rights Reserved | Web Development © Logograph software and services. Licensed use only.