Call for Entries

Find all of our upcoming calls for artwork here!

Find our general guidelines below. Special instructions or considerations will be listed with each Call for Artwork. We hope you’ll submit your work soon!

All artists must communicate with Kara Gunter prior to delivery of artwork to ensure adequate installation space. This can be done via phone, 501-613-0352 or email: kara@emergentarts.org

Artwork must be ready to hang, framed or mounted, with hardware.

Please remember that our gallery is family friendly and school-age children will view the exhibits. If you have content question, please contact Kara.

Artwork must be original and signed.

Please have details prepared when the artwork is delivered: Artist Name, Title of Artwork, Media, Price. You will be asked to fill out a consignment form at time of delivery.

*Call for Artwork: The Art of Poetry: An Exhibit of Visual Art Inspired by the Written Word

Artwork Submission Dates: March 28-March 30th, from 12-5PM

Exhibition Date: April 5, 2018 to May 25, 2019

Location: Circle Gallery at Emergent Arts

Gallery Walk Receptions, Fridays April 5 & May 3

April is National Poetry Month and in celebration, the Circle Gallery at Emergent Arts is placing a call to artists for The Art of Poetry exhibition. Visual artists have long used poetry as inspiration for their works, and we invite you to create a piece of art using a particular poem as your muse.

Maybe you have a favorite poem in mind, perhaps you write your own poetry. Both possibilities are acceptable; and if you are lacking inspiration, email kara@emergentarts.org and we’ll match you with a local poet whose writing you may choose to work with.

Two-dimensional and three-dimensional work will be accepted, and we ask that you submit the poem along with your artwork.

“Blue Yodel of the Desperado”
As I was leaving I remembered
The handful of dirt I picked up
The cold ground you slept on
And when I got to where I was going
The place I came from
I needed a knife to clean my fingernails.
-Frank Stanford
Photo by Matthew Genitempo in his photographic series documenting life deep in the Ozark mountains and inspired by the poetry of Frank Stanford

*Call for Artwork: Overview Effect: An Exhibition of Artwork Inspired by Space

Artwork Submission Dates: June 6th-8th, 12-5pm

Artwork may be delivered:  to Emergent Arts

Exhibition Date: June-July 2019

Location: Garland County Library

From Wikipedia: “The overview effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from outer space.”

The vastness of space can make us feel small, or connected more fully to our fellow man. Some of us have dreams of travel to faraway planets, while the rest of us are content to view the stars from the firm ground of our home planet. Some of us even chart the stars in the hopes of divining our futures.

Space, stars, moons, our planet, the Milky Way, our giant and infinite Universe, are all subjects for your inspiration. Artworks should be two-dimensional (drawing, painting, collage, photography), and can be realistic or abstract in nature.

Submit up to three works of art. All artists must communicate with Kara Gunter prior to delivery of artwork to ensure adequate installation space. This can be done via phone, 501-613-0352 or email: kara@emergentarts.org

Artwork from From the Earth to the Moon (1865).

*Call for Artwork: The Hot Southern Summer: An Exhibition of Artwork Inspired by Summertime in the South

Artwork Submission Dates:

Artwork may be delivered: to be announced

Exhibition Date: August 2019

Location: Garland County Library

The long days of summer are coming to a close in August, so let’s reminisce and celebrate the Southern summer! Artists are asked to create works of art that capture a memorable experience of our hot southern summer.

Maybe it’s a representation of tall, cool drinks shared on the porch swing, fun at the beach, or in the pool. It might be celebrations at the picnic table, under the stars, or just lounging in your favorite day-dreamin’ spot. Let the words of George Gershwin be your inspiration: “It’s summertime, and the livin’ is easy!”

Artists are invited to submit up to two abstract or representational 2D works for consideration.

Ice Cream Joy
Lisa Underwood