Call to Artists

Damico Frame & Art Gallery is inviting artists at every level to participate in an Art and Photography contest between April 3 – June 30. Winning submissions will be on display during the anniversary celebration of Franklin Art Scene on September 7. The show will be held at Rare Prints Gallery at 420 Main Street, directly across from the Franklin Theater. The juried contest is part of an ongoing effort by Michael Damico to generate awareness of the arts and foster creativity in Middle Tennessee.

This year’s theme is “Americana.” It is completely open to interpretation. Wikipedia defines this as “The ethos, or guiding beliefs or ideals that characterize America, related to the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of the United States.” This year we have tried to allow enough time for artists to create original works for this very theme; However, if you already have something in your collection which fits within this theme, feel free to submit.

  • Representational, Figurative, and Expressionist
  • Abstract
  • Digital Art
  • Photography
  • Miscellaneous

All 1st Place Winners:

  • Free custom frame for the original artwork
  • A digital scanned image of their work that is suitable for giclée reproduction OR a full-scale print for Photography and Digital category winners

 

All 2nd Place Winners:

  • 50% off custom frame for the original artwork
  • A digital scanned image of their work that is suitable for giclée reproduction OR a full-scale print for Photography and Digital category winners

 

All 3rd Place Winners:

  • 35% off custom frame for the original artwork
  • A digital scanned image of their work that is suitable for giclée reproduction OR a full-scale print for Photography and Digital category winners

Guidelines:

  • You may submit to multiple categories.
  • You may create new works or submit works which already exist that you feel in some way connects to the theme.
  • You may not submit the same piece of art to a different contest running simultaneously.
  • We must have a decent image of your works being submitted. Most any medium resolution JPEG should be sufficient. Smartphone photos are acceptable.
  • You must complete this form to be accepted or be considered for review. No exceptions.
  • You must read the schedule below. All dates must be observed to be eligible to win.

 

Schedule:

  • Open for submissions April 3 through June 30.
  • Submission deadline is a strict cut off after June 30. No exceptions. If you have a piece near completion or something drying, do your best to submit on or before the deadline. If you let us know the work is in progress, we will take that into consideration.
  • Winners in each category will be notified by July 14. This will be a juried show.
  • All winners’ art must be delivered to Damico Frame & Art Gallery on or before August 4. The only exception is if something is in transit on or before the deadline. In that case, you must inform us before August 4. Such items not received by August 8 will not be accepted; no exceptions.
  • The big show will be hosted on September 8, 2018 during the First Friday Franklin Art Scene (Franklin’s art walk). The venue is Rare Prints Gallery at 420 Main Street, Franklin, TN, 37064. DO NOT CONTACT THEM FOR ANYTHING REGARDING THE SHOW. Please direct any questions to us via email or 615-815-6015.
  • If you are handling the framing yourself, all works must be ready to hang and at Damico Frame & Art Gallery no later than August 25.