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Arkansas Arts Center Memory Project

Call for Artists

Deadline for Entries: August 31, 2019


About The Memory Project Art Contest

With the renovation looming, the Arkansas Arts Center as we know it will never look the same. While we are all excited to see the new, state-of-the-art Arts Center emerge in 2022 it is also worthwhile to preserve the memory of the Arkansas Arts Center as it stands. Who better to capture that memory than the community members who love it the most: artists! Submit an original work of art depicting the exterior of The Arkansas Arts Center from any angle and help us capture the memory before it changes forever.

How to Enter

The contest is free to enter. Complete the application that corresponds to the age division of the artist: Youth Division (ages 5–17) or Adult Division (ages 18 and up). There is a maximum of 3 entries. The deadline for entries is August 31st, 2019.

Artists may only submit the online form once. Any additional or duplicate submissions will be discarded.

Adult Division (ages 18+):

  • One grand prize consisting of: $100 gift certificate to the Arkansas Arts Center Museum Shop, $100 off coupon for Arkansas Arts Center Museum School classes, access to display and sell artwork in the Arkansas Arts Center Museum Shop, reproduction of image for sale in Arkansas Arts Center Museum Shop.
  • Two runners-up prizes consisting of $50 gift certificates to the Arkansas Arts Center Museum Shop

Click here to complete the online Adult Division form

Youth Division (Ages 5–17):

  • One grand prize consisting of $50 gift certificate to the Arkansas Arts Center Museum Shop, $50 off coupon for Arkansas Arts Center Museum School, Access to display and sell artwork in the Arkansas Arts Center Museum Shop, Reproduction of image for sale in Arkansas Arts Center Museum Shop.
  • Two runners-up prizes consisting of $25 gift certificates to the Arkansas Arts Center Museum Shop.

Click here to complete the online Youth Division form

Guidelines & Notification

The contest is open to all artists ages five (5) and up. Please fill out the application that corresponds to the age division of the artist: Youth Division (ages 5–17) or Adult Division (ages 18 and up). Art must be original and depict the exterior of the Arkansas Arts Center at MacArthur Park. The exterior view may be from any angle.

All 2D mediums are accepted.

All artwork submitted is eligible to be reproduced for resale in the Arkansas Arts Center Museum Shop. Winning entries will be reproduced for resale in the Arkansas Arts Center Museum Shop in the form of, but not limited to, postcards, notecards, prints, and books. Winning entries original works of art may be made available for sale in the Museum Shop with the permission of the artist. For artists under the age of 18, winning entries original works of art may be made available for sale in the Museum Shop with the permission of the artist’s parent/guardian.

Notifications of selected artwork will be sent after September 15th, 2019. Should an artist choose to display and sell his or her original work of art in the Arkansas Arts Center Museum Shop, he or she is responsible for the delivery of the work of art to 2510 Cantrell Road, Little Rock. Selected artwork must arrive by the specified date given in the selected notification information.

Digital Images

The juror selects the exhibition based on digital submissions. High resolution images are preferred. If possible, keep images free of identifying information (artist name, etc.) as this information may require cropping of the image. Entries are not accepted via paper or email.

Please keep each image file to 3mb or less. The form can only transmit a limited amount of data and may become unresponsive if the file size is too large.

Jurors

The jurors will be announced prior to the closing of online submissions. The jury selects the artworks to display in the Arkansas Arts Center Museum Shop and assigns three awards per division.

Agreement

The Arkansas Arts Center reserves the right to reproduce any accepted artwork images, artwork information, artist statements, and artist biographies in exhibition booklets, websites, and other media or publications. Upon submission of this form you agree to receive emails pertaining to the competition. Submission to this exhibition constitutes an agreement on the part of the entrant to the conditions set forth in this form.

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