Call for art entries

Georgetown Art Works invites Texas Artists to submit for the 2015 Art Hop competition

Show Location:  Georgetown, TX

Call Description:  The 2015 Art Hop is a statewide juried art exhibit, organized by Georgetown Art Works.  Georgetown Art Works is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts in the city of Georgetown, TX.

Who’s Eligible: Open to any 18 years or older Texas resident.

Competition Categories:

  • 2D Abstract – Subject matter is abstract. Any 2D Medium:Painting, watercolor, encaustic, acrylic, oil, mixed Media, digital art, collage, gouache, ink, graphite, pastel, etc…
  • 2D Representaional – Subject matter is Representational. Any medium: Painting, watercolor, encaustic, acrylic, oil, mixed Media, digital art, collage, gouache, ink, graphite, pastel, etc…
  • 3D  – Ceramics, sculpture, 3D, assemblage, etc…
  • Photography – any photographic medium
  • Printmaking – Only original prints are eligible. This includes intaglio, lithography, relief, silkscreen, monoprint and monotype prints. Reproductions of any sort are not permitted. A reproduction constitutes any work originally created in a different medium than the print medium.

The 2015 Art Hop will award over $8,000 in cash and prizes.

Best in Show: a $1,000 cash + $1200 in prizes (Jerry’s Artarama, Tech Shop, Ampersand and Windberg Art Center Certificates)

Individual Category Prizes:

  • First Place: $500.00 Cash + $250 in prizes
  • Second Place: $300.00 Cash
  • Third Place: $200.00 Cash

2015 Art Hop Judges:

  • 2D Abstract: TBA
  • 2D Representational: Fidencio Duran – Painter/Muralist
  • 3D: TBA
  • Photography: Donna De Cesare – Photo Journalist
  • Printmaking: Lynnwood Kreneck Printmaker

entries are due by august 31, 2015



2015 Art Hop Calendar

  • August 31:  Entries are due. All mailed in entries must be received by this date.
  • September 11:  Art Hop Participants will be announced
  • September 28:  Shipped participant artwork is due
  • September 28:  Hand delivered participant artwork is due at each individual venue to be specified upon acceptance.  Volunteers will be available from noon to 3 PM.
  • October 2:  2015 Art Hop Exhibit opens
  • October 4:  Artist Reception & Awards Ceremony, Georgetown Art Center
  • October 31:  2015 Art Hop Exhibit closes
  • November 1:  Artwork pick up at participating venues from 1 to 4 PM
  • November 2:  Returned mailing of shipped artwork begins.












 Submission Requirements & Procedures

Artist Eligibility:  All artists residing in Texas and 18 years or older are eligible



Entry Fees:

2D, 3D, Photography and Printmaking – maximum of 5 pieces can be entered per artist

  • $35 – up to three pieces of artwork
  • $50 – four or five  pieces of artwork


Artwork Eligibility Specifications:

  • The 2015 Art Hop is open to any artist 18 years or older residing in the state of Texas
  • All art submissions must have been completed between January 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015
  • Accepted artwork must be available for the 2015 Art Hop exhibit.  It must be delivered on September 28, 2015 to the selected venue.
  • Digital retouching and/or editing of completed art images are not acceptable as a representation of original art. Artists must own the copyright of the artwork submitted. Only original art will be accepted.
  • Labeling – each entry must be securely labeled on eh back of the art with the artist’s full name, phone, address, title of piece, medium, size and price (even if it’s not for sale. Just note that it is not for sale)

2D, Photography, Printmaking, Wall pieces Artwork Requirements:

  • Artwork should be no larger than 150 united inches (length + height). If artwork is framed, the frame must be included in the measurement. Each piece must be properly wrapped if shipped and ready to hang with suitable wire. No saw-tooth hangers or string, please. Artwork must have a professional presentation.

3D, Ceramics, Sculpture Requirements:

  • 3D floor pieces may be of any size in an y permanent medium. If a sculpture requires a pedestal, it must be included with the entry.  * 3D Works of art that are currently being exhibited in the 2015 Texas Society of Sculptors at the Georgetown Public Library cannot apply. 



How to Submit Your Artwork Entries

Artwork Entry Submission Requirements:

  • Art images must be cropped and exclude any frames or mats
  • Images must accurately represent the original art
  • JPEG (.jpg) files only
  • Each file must be less than 1200 pixels on the longest side
  • The file size can not exceed 10 MB

Our Preference:  Online

  • Upload your artwork online by August 31, 2015
  • Pay entry fees through PayPal

Mail Entry:

  • Mail-in entries must be received by August 31, 2015
  • Entries must be submitted on a CD or DVD
  • Each disc must be properly labeled with your full name, email and telephone number, in case we need to contact you with any questions
  • Each image must be named with the artist’s last name and title (artistname_title.jpg)
  • Complete the entry form, print it and make sure to mail it with your entry.
  • Payments by check or money order must be included in submission
  • Make checks or money orders payable to:  Georgetown Art Works
  • Please note:  any discs or other materials submitted will not be returned

Mail to:

Georgetown Art Works
2015 Art Hop Competition
1102 S. Austin Ave.  Suite 110-118
Georgetown, Texas 78626
Do NOT mail entries to the Georgetown Art Center, nor drop it off at the Art Center.


Terms of Entry for Entrants:

  • I understand that any entries not conforming to specified guidelines will be eliminated from consideration.
  • I accept that the entry fee is non-refundable.
  • If selected as an 2015 Art Hop participant and/or award winner
    • I agree that my work(s) will be available for exhibition during the specified dates of the 2015 Art Hop
    • I grant permission to Georgetown Art Works to display my work and website link on the Georgetown Art Works website
  • I understand that I retain full rights to my art images.  Georgetown Art Works will not use my art and images for any other kind of promotional work without expressed written consent
  • Should an entry of mine sell during the 2015 Art Hop exhibition; I agree that Georgetown Art Works will take a 30% commission.  I will receive the remaining 70%.  Sales tax will be received and paid by the business exhibiting my artwork and transacting the sale of my art work.

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