Call for Entries

Larkin Arts

Harrisonburg, VA


Exhibition Dates: October 6 – 28, 2017
Deadline for Entries: August 14, 2017
This is a national juried visual art competition and exhibition that is open to any artist who is a resident of the United States and is over the age of 18, working in two-dimensional media. Painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and mixed media works with a maximum depth of five inches; as well as other traditional or non-traditional two-dimensional media, excluding film, are welcome.

Jonathan McMillan, Associate Professor of Studio Art, University of Mary Washington

Jury Dates:
August 15-28

Entries and Fees:
-File format: JPEG only
-72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
-No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
-MB maximum
-Crop out all matting and/or framing
-Correctly orient the image
-Follow this filename format for each entry: “LastNameFirst Initial-Title” (Example: MurrayE-SelfPortrait.jpg)
Larkin Arts reserves the right to reject any juried artwork that is noticeably different from the submitted JPEG image or does not comply with entry specifications.

Exhibition inclusions will be juried from digital media, so quality is essential. Artists may submit up to two (2) works for the non-refundable fee of $35. All works entered must have been created within the last three (3) years.

Entries must be submitted via CaFE (Call for Entries)

Awards: $2000 in cash and prizes
Juror’s Choice
Directors' Choice
Audience Choice

Notice of Liability:
All reasonable care and precaution will be taken in the handling, storing and installation of works submitted for this competition. The artist is responsible for insuring work during shipping and for the full length of the exhibition.
Participation in the entry process constitutes an understanding and acceptance of the conditions set forth above.

The Gallery will take a 30% commission on any sale of work made during the length of the exhibition or for any sale resulting from the visibility of the work during the exhibition. It is expected that entries have not been exhibited within a 50 mile radius of the gallery in the past year. Artwork that sells during the exhibition must hang in the gallery for the remainder of the show and will be shipped to the buyer at the end of the exhibition period. Artists will be paid by Larkin Arts for any sold artwork after the exhibition period is over.

Accepted Works and Shipping:
Notification of acceptance via e-mail:
September 1, 2017

Larkin Arts reserves the right to not display work that differs significantly from the submitted files.
All accepted works must be framed or otherwise ready to hang (please see our website for additional details). Works on paper must be behind glass or Plexiglas and professionally framed and wired to hang on a single nail. Artists should not ship artworks with glass (plexiglas only for shipped artwork). Works on canvas or wood must be framed or have gallery wrapped edges and be wired to hang on a single nail.

Works may be shipped via USPS, UPS or FedEx, or hand-delivered. To avoid breakage and damage of artwork, please do not ship artwork framed with glass. Shipped work must be in a reusable cardboard box and have a pre-paid (ready to use) label for return shipping included in the box.

All work must arrive at the gallery between September 25-30, 2017. Hand delivered works must be dropped off during this period. The gallery is open Monday-Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm-5pm for delivery.


Address for Shipping or In-Person Delivery:
Larkin Arts
61 Court Square
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
All unsold work that does not include a pre-paid return shipping label must be picked up in person October 29th- 31st. All works that include a return shipping label will be shipped by November 8th.

Larkin Arts is not liable for any artworks without return shipping labels that are left at the gallery beyond the designated pick-up period.

Contact Information:
If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties with your submission, please contact the gallery committee.
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 540-236-4223


Artist Checklist:
1.       Create CaFE account (or use your existing account) on
2.       Submit up to 2 images (jpeg format) via CaFE account
3.       $35 Entry Fee Paid via CaFE account

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