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5x5x5 Art Show

November 18, 2016 - December 21, 2016

River Oaks’ small art spectacle returns for 2016 with a national call to artists!  This remarkably fascinating showing of miniature art coincides with the gift giving season.  Guest Juror, Mark Tullos, has served the arts industry for over 30 years, holding director posts at numerous Museums across the South, he currently serves as President and C.E.O. of the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.

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2D and 3D works accepted.
Open to all media
Original works only.
$15 artist entry fee

River Oaks is posting a national call to artists to participate in our Annual Miniature Exhibition 2016 ~ The 5x5x5 Art Show.  This signature, seasonally planned display allows patrons to purchase unique, original works of art for holiday gift giving or as additions to their expanding collections.

Important Dates:
Call Closes: Midnight, Friday, October 14
Acceptance Notification: Friday, October 21
Artwork Delivery: 5 PM,  Friday, November 11
Opening Reception/Award Ceremony: 5-7 PM Friday, November 18  Live Music By the Hoochie Digs
5x5x5 Closes: January 13, 2017
Unsold Work Return Shipment-  by January 31, 2017

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5x5x5 Art Show Guidelines
Image size should be no larger than 5×5 or 25 square inches.
Original works only
Open to all media
When matting the matt should be no more then 2″ on top and sides and 3″ on the bottom.  Matt must be off-white or white in color
There is no color or material restrictions for framing. Framing should suite the piece and be ready to hang.
Three dimensional work should stay with in the same size range 5″h x 5″w x 5″d – open to all media
Entry artists are allowed to submit 2 pieces but no more than 4
All specs should be followed in order to be included.
River Oaks receives a 30% commission on works sold.
Awards:  $300 Best in Show, 3 Merit Awards $100 ea, Honorable Mention

Upon acceptance you will receive an exhibition loan agreement via email.  This agreement must accompany shipment.  ARTWORK: ALL WORK MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED ON THE BACK WITH TITLE, ARTIST NAME, MEDIUM, PRICE AND YEAR CREATED.

$300 Best in Show
3 Merit Awards $100 ea
Honarable Mention

Artists are responsible for shipping/insurance cost to/from the Art Center.  Please have accepted artwork delivered by 5 pm Friday, November 11. All work must arrive w/ return shipping label.  If no return label remitted, the item will remain in River Oak’s Gift Shop following the featured exhibition.  Gift shop inventory – 30% commission rate will still apply.  Entries will be returned in the same wrapping in which they were recieved (no peanuts please).

Guest Juror
Guest Juror:  Mark A. Tullos, Jr., is an American museum director, who has been the Assistant Secretary for the Louisiana Office of State Museums, Director of the Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana since 2013.  Receiving his degree in visual arts from LSU, he attended graduate shcool at Stephen F. Austin University and also participated in the Getty Leadership Institue at Claremont Graduate University.  Tullos has held director posts at the Paul and Lulu Hillard University Art Museum at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, Armory Art Center West Palm Beach Florida and was founding director of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Mississippi,  just to name a few.  In 1995, he was the recipient of the Nancy Hanks Memorial Award for Professional Excellence given by the American Alliance of Museums, Washington D.C. Tullos has served as director of art museums and  visual arts organizations for over 30 years.

River Oaks Square Arts Center ~ Alexandria, Louisiana
River Oaks Square is a contemporary visual arts and fine crafts center comprised of three galleries and resident artists studios.  In 1979, the Bolton Family donated their family home to the City of Alexandria in an agreement it would be used solely for the arts. The Bolton Home was the catalyst for River Oaks Square Arts Center. Circa 1899, the house is exemplary of Queen Anne Revival Architect in Louisiana and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. After years of renovation to the Bolton Home, River Oaks opened its’ doors in 1984 to meet the needs of the community which it serves. In 1999, a new 15,000 square foot Studio Annex building opened it’s doors to meet the changing, additional needs of the Center. Both buildings occupy a one block square lot in Downtown Alexandria’s Cultural District. The Studio Annex Building houses 25 studios, 3 galleries, an on-site Arts Academy, a university comparable ceramics lab, as well as rental space. The 8,000 square foot Bolton Home houses administrative offices, 7 studios and a gallery gift shop, featuring works of art from over 200 artists. For over 32 years, the center’s primary mission is promotion of contemporary visual art and fine crafts;  stimulating interest in, exhibition of, education through and appreciation for national, regional and resident artists and their work. Currently, there are over 35 artists in residence (occupying studio space); an on-site arts academy provides continuous classes for adults and youth; presentation of twenty plus exhibitions are featured annually; outreach events are conducted for rural parishes/minority schools; collaborative efforts are ongoing with special needs organizations; and unique projects for youth stimulate knowledge and appreciation of fine arts and crafts. During 2016, works from over 250 contemporary visual artists will be featured within the center’s galleries, generating numerous sales and promotional opportunities.


November 18, 2016
December 21, 2016
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River Oaks Square Arts Center
1330 Second Street
Alexandria, LA 71301 United States
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