Call for Artists
October 15-November 12
7th Annual National Juried Exhibition
DEADLINE TO ENTER: FRIDAY, AUGUST 27TH, 2021
Notifications of accepted or rejected work will be made via email by Friday, September 17th, 2021
Hand delivery of accepted work Saturday, October 9th, 2021, 10-2 pm and Tuesday, October 12th, 2021, 10-4 pm or by scheduled appointment. Shipped work received by Tuesday, October 12th, 2021.
Opening Reception, Friday, October 15th, 2021, 5-8pm
Award Ceremony and Juror Talk, Sunday, October 17th, 2021 1 pm via Zoom
Pick up work Friday, November 12th, 2021, 10-4 pm or Saturday, November 13th, 2021, 10-2 pm. Work needed to be shipped back will be packaged on Saturday, November 13th and returned using original packing material.
A return slip must be included in your packaging or it will not be accepted. Works without return slips will become Oxford Arts Alliance property after 30 days if the return slip is not mailed. Include your cost of the return slip in the price of your artwork should your artwork sell during the exhibition.
All Original work in all media is eligible for entry. Works previously shown in the Oxford Art Alliance will not be accepted. Artwork must have been completed in the past 3 years. The exhibit is open to all artists 18 and older. No Theme.
First place: $700
Second Place: $350
Third Place: $200
Honorable Mention: Artist Membership ($40 value)
$15 each for up to 4 artworks
Payment can be made online or checks made payable to: Oxford Arts Alliance, PO Box 313, Oxford, PA 19363.
All entries are non-refundable
Download the Prospectus here.
Charles Goolsby, Professor of Art at Emory & Henry College and Chair of the Division of Visual & Performing Arts
Charles W. Goolsby has been practicing as a professional artist for more than forty years.He earned his B.F.A. in Art from Radford University in 1980 and the M.F.A. in Art from James Madison University in 1994. He is Professor of Art at Emory & Henry College and Chair of the Division of Visual & Performing Arts. He held the Allen & Agnes Rowlett Chair of Creative Studies 2015-2018. Blue Spiral I Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina represents him. Goolsby's work has been featured in more than 45 solo exhibitions throughout the southeastern United States at various college, university, fine arts center, museum and commercial galleries. His work has received awards in numerous regional and national juried exhibitions throughout the United States. His work is included in a number of public and corporate collections throughout Virginia and North Carolina. Goolsby’s honors include fellowships from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Ucross Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation. He was selected as a resident associate artist by the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida where he worked with internationally acclaimed artist Donald Sultan. In 2012 he was selected as a Fellow at VCCA-France at Le Moulin à Nef, a studio center in the Gascon village of Auvillar. In 2019, Goolsby will complete a residency at the Cité Internationale des arts in Paris and return to the Vermont Studio Center with a full fellowship. In August of 2010, three of Goolsby's oil paintings were included in the highly selective journal, New American Paintings. One of Goolsby's paintings was featured in Oxford American Magazine's Fall 2005 issue on Southern Art and Architecture. His art appeared on the April 1989 cover of School Arts Magazine. In 2015 the Arts Alliance of the Mountain Empire awarded Goolsby an Arts Achievement Award for his significant contribution as a studio artist and teacher to the region of Southwestern Virginia.
Goolsby continues to paint oils and monotypes in his studio located near Emory, Virginia. His recent work is inspired by landscapes that have been significantly altered by human intervention. Partly informed by traditions from nineteenth-century American landscape painting, Goolsby transforms our twenty-first century environment into ambitious oil paintings that celebrate beauty and monumentality. (source)