Summer All-Media Show

07/19/2019 - 09/01/2019

“The Other Shore : Embracing Diversity”

Artist works that transport us from the familiar to the universal. Artists are encouraged to link reality and imagination to reveal our shared humanity.

  • Juried show with cash awards
  • Submit up to three works of art that represent “The Other Shore : Embracing Diversity”
  • Opening reception Friday, July 19
  • State-wide promotion through print, online, and broadcast media


The show is open to two- and three-dimensional work from all artists aged 18 and older.
Two-dimensional works are limited to no larger than 40×50 inches. Three-dimensional works must have a base no larger than 18×18 inches.

All two-dimensional works shall be framed and ready to hang from picture molding. Hanging wire must be attached to the back of the piece; no works with saw tooth hangers will be accepted.

All works shall be for sale. The gallery will retain a 30% commission from sales of works by non- members and a 25% commission from sales of works by TAG members, with a 50 % reduction on commissions applied to award winners.

By submitting artwork for entry, the artist agrees to allow work to be shown and reproduced for publicity purposes.

Three cash awards will be given: First ($100), Second ($75), Third ($50) places. Two honorable mentions ($25) will be awarded. All award recipients will enjoy a 50% commission reduction on sales of their winning artwork.



Mary Montague Sikes is an award-winning visual artist and novelist living in West Point, VA. Her artistic training began in the sculpture studio classroom of Carl Roseburg at the College of William and Mary. She also studied painting there with Thomas Thorne and moved on to an MFA degree in painting and printmaking at VCU. Sikes has painted the world on her extensive travels. Her work is influenced by Mary Cassatt’s method of using soft pastels for sketches underlying her paintings. While her current work uses new materials like encaustics and cold wax, her intense colors remain characteristic.

Sikes creates painting in all sizes and in several styles from realistic to abstract. Her work is in public and private collections throughout the United States, Canada and Jamaica, including Marriott hotels.



Deadline for application is JUNE 20.

Artists may submit up to three pieces that represent this year’s theme.

Email high-resolution jpeg images (not to exceed 2 MB) of each piece of work submitted to with “2019 Summer Show” and the artist’s name in the subject line. Please assign each image a file name that includes the title of the work and the artist’s name (e.g., red_tree_smith.jpg). Images must be at least 600 pixels on their longest side.



Entry fees are non-refundable.

Artists who are not members of the Tappahannock Artists Guild: $10 per piece; enter three pieces for $25 TAG members: $5 per piece
Complete the application form below and the entry fee (checks made payable to Tappahannock Artists Guild) to:

TAG, P.O. Box 2547, Tappahannock, VA 22560



Acceptance notifications will be sent to the email address provided on each application on or before June 24, 2019. A list of accepted artwork/artists will be listed on the TAG website.



Accepted artwork must be delivered to the gallery July 12-15 (Thursday through Sunday) between noon and 4:00 p.m. The Tappahannock Art Gallery is located at the intersection of Prince Street and Water Lane in historic Tappahannock.



An opening reception with awards and refreshments will be held Friday, July 19 at the gallery. Please attend. Friends and family welcome.

Show postcards for accepted artists can be picked up from the Prince Street gallery.

The exhibit will be displayed through September 1, and all accepted artwork shall hang for the duration of the show. Post- show pickup or mailing of sold pieces will be coordinated under terms agreed to by the purchaser, the artist, and TAG.

(bio and artist statement will be requested of winners)

I prefer to receive notifications (check one of the following):
via emailvia USPS
(SASE must be included with application; no guarantee of timely delivery is proffered by TAG)

I authorize the following person to pick up my artwork after the show:

Submit up to three pieces of work. Please see "RULES" above for details and fees.

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Summer All-Media Show