River Oaks’ small art spectacle returns for 2016 with a regional 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.
•2D and 3D works accepted.
•Open to all media
•Original works only.
•$15 artist entry fee
River Oaks is inviting all regional, local and resident 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.
•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
•5x5x5 Closes: January 13, 2017
•Unsold Work Return Shipment- by January 31, 2017
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 are 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.
•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.
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 received (no peanuts please).
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 school at Stephen F. Austin University and also participated in the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University. Tullos has held director posts at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard 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.
Submission of entries to this exhibition constitutes an agreement. River Oaks reserves the right to photograph exhibited work and use these or the artist digital images for reproduction in both printed and electronic material for publicity. All entries submitted will receive careful handling, but the Art Center cannot assume responsibility for loss or damage to works while in transit. Works will be insured for 50% of the stated value from the time of delivery to the end of the exhibition.
River Oaks Square Arts Center
1330 Second St.
Alexandria, La. 71301