Title Call for Entries: National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show
Organization Del Mar College/Cain Gallery
Closing Date Thursday, November 30, 2023
Location Corpus Christi, TX

The Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show attracts works by contemporary artists across the country and is judged by a guest juror of national stature. Resulting Purchase Awards have built an impressive Permanent Collection at Del Mar College.

This year’s 57th show runs February 16, 2024, opening reception 6-8 p.m. and closes May 1, 2024. Accepted artwork is displayed in the distinctive Joseph A. Cain Memorial Gallery.


Sculpture Purchase Award: 2 @ $3,000 each
2-D Purchase Award: 1 @ $1,500

Mark H. Cowardin received his M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Arizona and B.F.A. from the University of Kansas. His artworks are held in many private and public collections, including the John Michael Kohler Art Center, Kohler Corporation, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, and Rockhurst University. As a native U.S. Midwesterner, Cowardin’s sculptural work centers on the complex relationship to natural resources that the Midwest embodies. Cowardin lives and works in Kansas, and he is an Associate Professor of Art at Johnson County Community College.

The exhibition is open to all* U.S. artists. Only work created in the last three years can be entered. Previously exhibited works in the Annual Show will not be eligible. Each artist may submit three works. All accepted artwork can be considered for purchase.

*Full-time Del Mar Art faculty members are excluded.

All submissions will be through Callforentry.org (www.callforentry.org). Entries must be submitted on or before November 30, 2023. No entries will be accepted after this date.

$25 for 3 entries, one image per artwork. If you would like to submit additional entries, the fee is $5 per entry. All fees are non-refundable and payable through Callforentry.org.

All original works will be considered; this includes drawing, painting (acrylic/oil), printmaking in traditional media, original watercolor, and photography. Professional presentation of accepted artwork is required. Acetate covering is acceptable with white museum-quality mat board with at least 2″ mounting and over-mat visible on all sides. To ensure consistency in presentation, if your work is framed, please use simple frames. Ship framed works with Plexiglas ONLY. Artwork must be shipped in stiff, reusable cardboard packaging, securely packed to ensure safe delivery (no peanuts). Refer to size specifications below.

Sculptures of any media will be considered. However, sculptures requiring ceiling suspended installation will not be accepted. Accepted sculptures should be securely packed within one crate to ensure safe delivery. If the crate is wooden, use screws—not nails or bolts—to secure the lid. Refer to size specifications below.

For more information, call 361-698-1216 or email art@delmar.edu
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Website https://www.delmar.edu/offices/art/gallery.html