The Southern Open is a competitive juried exhibition featuring artists from the 5 southern states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Taking place in the Main Gallery at the AcA, Southern Open 2010 includes all types of original media: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and video/DVD provided by visual artists over the age of 18.
Each year the AcA curator chooses a single juror who then selects which artwork will be included in the Southern Open. This year’s juror is Bill Arning, Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston since April 2009.
During a reception being held on May 8 during May ArtWalk, Arning will select three artists who will be awarded as jurors picks. Two $600 cash awards and one $1,000 award will be announced at the artist reception on May 8, 2010 during May ArtWalk. 1st place winner will also receive a solo exhibition as part of the AcA’s side gallery series during May 2011.
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: March 22
All the artwork selected for this year’s Southern Open will be featured in an exhibition catalog, which will be made available for purchase to the public.