NOTE: If you wish to participate in the ARTISAN'S VILLAGE as a vendor to sell artwork, you must also submit in that category. This is for the Juried Show only.
The Juried Art Show is a competitive, juried show where pieces may be listed for sale. Judging occurs in 2 phases: 1) acceptance to the show and 2) competition for prizes at the show. Starkville Area Arts Council and the Cotton District Arts Festival encourages submissions that reflect a diversity of talent, perspective, and medium. Show us what you've got!
SAAC and CDAF and the Juror reserve the right to remove any piece from the Juried Art Show that, in their judgment, fails to adhere to the theme or these parameters. This ensures equitable treatment of all submissions, while also maintaining the integrity of the Juried Art Show as a professional experience for both artists, buyers, and the public.
Works must be your original work, created within the past 3 years, and may be submitted in any of these categories:
- 2D (Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media)
- Photography & Graphic Design
- 3D (Sculpture and 3D Mixed Media)
No piece may extend more than 48" on any one side, and no piece may weigh more than 100 lbs.
Open to artists 18 and up. For artists under 18 (or any artist who has not finished high school), please check the submission opportunities for the Student Art Competition.
Works accepted into the Juried Art Show will compete for monetary prizes. Prize amounts vary based upon funding. Previously, prizes have ranged from $50 to $1,000.
Please send us an image for each work to be considered for the Juried Art Show. Each submission may include up to 3 pieces. You may submit multiple times, but no more than 3 pieces will be admitted for any single artist.
Each work may be submitted only to one category. An artist may submit other pieces to other genre/categories OR multiple works to the same category. Upon acceptance, works must be delivered gallery ready (framed or gallery wrapped and ready to hang with wire ONLY). Works may be marked for sale (most works are listed for sale). You'll receive further instructions upon acceptance.
NOTE: Diptych, Triptych, and Sets (ceramics, pottery): if considered one piece, then these must be submitted, labeled and priced as one piece.
2019 JUROR: Kate Cherry, Executive Director of the Meridian Museum of Art.
Kate has served as Executive Director for the Meridian Museum of Art for ten years, where she has installed more than one hundred exhibitions; curated more than fifty rotating exhibitions; and handled all aspects for the annual Bi-State and People’s Choice Competitions. In addition, Kate has extensive experience touring the arts festival circuit as well as teaching in local after-school art programs.