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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Opportunity for Artists: Masur Museum Juried Competition

Masur Museum of Art50th Annual Juried CompetitionMarch 2 – June 8, 2013

The Masur Museum of Art’s Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium.

The 50th Annual Juried Competition is sponsored by Century Link.
January 11th Postmark Submission Deadline
Email Entries by Midnight of the 12th

Go to for more information and to print out an entry form.

George T.M. Shackelford, Juror
Shackelford is the Senior Deputy Director of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth,
Texas. Most recently he co-curated the exhibition Degas and the Nude with Xavier Rey,
Curator of Paintings at the Musée d'Orsay, while serving as Chair of Art of Europe at the
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Best in Show is $1,000.00 and total awards are $3,000.00.
Awards will be given at the opening reception on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Artists do
not have to be present to receive awards. Checks will be mailed after the reception.

New Awards Category
Best Packed: This award will honor the artist who packs their art in the most
professional manner. No packing peanuts, feedbags, loose papers as packing materials,
no cigarette butts, etc. these types of things will disqualify you! Show your work and our
staff the respect they deserve. This prize will be decided by the Masur Museum staff.

Submission Guidelines
-All submitting artists must be over 18 years old and reside in the United States.
-To be considered for entry all work must be completed after December 31, 2010.
-No previously entered material will be considered.
-Artist Statements: If you would like the juror to see your artist statement with your
slides, do not include your name on it. We do keep artist statements with the pricelist
during the exhibition. Please include your name on that version of your statement. By
including either version of your artist statement in your application materials, you
agree to have it included as a wall text in the exhibition and in our Facebook photo
album for the show. The Masur reserves the right to exclude any artist statement. Edits
for clarity and grammar will be made if needed.
-Your work will be insured for the purchase price. If work is Not For Sale, you must
include value of work for insurance purposes. It will be fully insured by the Twin City Art
Foundation upon arrival at the Masur Museum of Art and through de-installation until it
is shipped back to you. Work without a stated value will be insured for $100.00. No
work will be insured past June 30, 2013 (see below for more information).
-All three-dimensional work must be submitted with a description or image of proper
installation as well as dimensions including height, width, and depth to the nearest inch.
They must be no more than 84” tall with no more than a 36” footprint. The maximum
accepted weight for three-dimensional work is 200 pounds.
-Two-dimensional work cannot exceed 85” in height and 60” in width.
-Video works will only be accepted in a high quality DVD format. They must be
submitted for consideration in their entirety and have a maximum duration of 5 minutes.
Do not write your name on your DVD, only the title. Please make sure your videos are
on a loop/in kiosk mode.
-If your work exceeds the above-mentioned specifications, an exception can be made
as long as you successfully communicate this issue in advance of your entry. Please
address your concerns to We are flexible.
-Images of your submissions must accompany your completed entry form and be
provided on a CD/DVD or a USB compatible memory drive. If you are submitting via
email, images must be attached to your submission email. File names must only include
the title. Your images, file names, and CD/DVD must not include any mention of
your name. Do not send your images on a device you need returned.
-Submit only 1 composition image and up to 2 detail images per work. Composition
and detail images must be clearly labeled with title of work.
-The exhibition will open with a reception on March 2, 2013 and continue through June
8, 2013. All accepted work must remain in the Masur Museum of Art for the
entirety of the exhibition.
-The Masur Museum of Art reserves the right to remove any artwork at any time during
the exhibition.
-To be considered, you are required to sign the Exhibition Contract section on this
application, regardless of your potential accepted or declined status in our
exhibition, a digitally typed signature will stand for an ink signature.
-The Masur Museum of Art maintains the right to reject any work that differs from the
corresponding entry form or that fails to maintain the Masur’s exhibition standards.
-The Masur Museum of Art reserves the right to reproduce images of accepted work in
support of its programming in perpetuity.
-You will be notified of your accepted or declined status via email. Please do not contact

Method of Entry
Emailed entries are due by midnight on January 12th. Emailed entries must pay with a
credit card (see application form).
Mailed entries must be postmarked by January 11th and include a full copy of our
completed and signed call for entry, supporting CD/DVD or USB compatible memory
drive, and payment. Please mail to:
48th Annual Juried Competition
c/o Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand Street
Monroe, LA 71202.

Entry Fee
-There is a $10.00 fee per entered artwork with a minimum of two entries and a
maximum of five entries (i.e. $20.00 for two artworks and $50.00 for five artworks).
Fees are non-refundable. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the
Twin City Art Foundation.
-Payment will only be accepted with your initial submission. No IOUs or alternate
arrangements will be made. You may include your credit card information (full name on
card, 16 digit account number, and expiration date) or a check made/money order payable
to the Twin City Art Foundation. Your submission will not be considered until your
payment posts.

You are financially responsible for all costs associated with shipping. Shipping
insurance for full loss is recommended. No checks, cash, or IOUs will be accepted. You
must also prepay return shipping and include the prepaid return label in the box with
delivery of the art. Use packing materials that can be easily re-used (No Styrofoam
peanuts). The Masur Museum of Art is not responsible for any in-transit damage.
Please send your completed return address information, including your commercial
carrier account numbers if applicable; remember third parties cannot use or solicit the use
of these numbers. See below for in-person delivery and pick-up information. If return
postage or packing material is not included, and you are unable to receive your work in
person by July 30th, you will be assessed a $10.00/day storage fee. After July 30, 2013
the balance of your storage costs are due and the Masur Museum of Art is in no way
responsible for the safe return of your work. Your work will be dispensed with as it is
seen fit.
-A complete label must be attached to the back of each accepted artwork including:
name, title, dimensions, medium, date, and the city where you work.
-All work must be ready to install upon delivery (cleats, d-rings, custom hardware, etc.).
If a painting is not framed, it must be gallery wrapped (its sides must be painted).
Image Recommendations
For juror ease, your submissions should be in the following formats:
-Video Entries: 640 pixels on the longest edge. Videos may be submitted in either .mov
or .wmv formats no larger than 60 MB on a per file basis.
-All Other Entries: .jpeg file format only, 1024 pixels on the longest edge. Files should
be no larger than 5 MB on a per file basis.

Important Dates

  • January 11, 2013: Postmarked submission deadline
  • January 12, 2013: Emailed submission deadline
  • January 28, 2013: Artist notification
  • February 14 – February 21, 2013: Delivery of accepted artwork
  • Saturday, March 2, 2013: Opening reception, 6 – 8 p.m. Juror Talk, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 2 – June 8, 2013: Exhibition on view
  • June 13 – June 24, 2013: Return of artwork

If you wish to sell your work, please forward your business card, CV/resume, price list,
and or artist statement with your entry form. They will be made available at the front
desk for patron review. Otherwise we will forward interested party’s contact information
to the artist in question. Sold works will be released to the buyer at the end of the
exhibition. Payments will be mailed to you within four weeks after the end of the
exhibition. If the price is left blank on the entry form, it will be marked as Not For Sale.
The Masur Museum of Art does not receive a commission on sales.

About the Masur Museum of Art
The Masur Museum of Art is the largest collecting and exhibiting institution of modern
and contemporary art in Northeast Louisiana. We are dedicated to bringing dynamic
public programming to our community that emphasizes artists from Louisiana, the
Southeast, and around the world.

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