All Media Juried Summer Art Show

07/13/2018 - 08/26/2018
The Tappahannock Artists Guild invites you to participate in TAG’s Summer All-Media Show
“Art from the Neighborhood”

  • Juried show with cash awards
  • Submit up to three works of art that represent Layers of Art in the Neighborhood
  • Opening reception Friday, July 13
  • State-wide promotion through print, online, and broadcast media

“Neighborhood” implies a place or group with a connection to one another. We invite you to
explore this concept of group and connection, whether it be people, objects or natural elements through your art.


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 must 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 must 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.

Subject matter should represent this year’s theme. Five cash awards will be given: First ($100), Second ($75), Third ($50) places, and 2 awards of merit ($50) All award recipients will enjoy a 50% commission reduction on sales of their winning artwork.



Jos Biviano is a nationally recognized visual artist living in Richmond, VA. His artistic training began with an apprenticeship in the art studio of the acclaimed, late William F. Byers, a noted landscape painter and iconographer. In 1979, Jos received a BA from VMI and subsequently entered the US Air Force as a commissioned officer, traveling and experiencing the
world. After leaving the service, Jos received his Master’s Degree in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin.

Jos’ paintings glorify nature and are marked by forceful dramatic displays using light and shadow, intense color, and Turner-like atmospheric effects. His compositions push the viewer for an emotional response. His landscapes often display the afternoon light when color harmonies are their most pronounced. Jos’ love of landscape comes from having lived in the Southwest, the Great Plains States, and the Mid-Atlantic regions.

His work is exhibited nationally, recently showing in the WaterWorks Museum of Art, Miles City, Montana, and the Tucson Desert Museum, Arizona. Jos has also produced artwork for the Carnegie Mellon’s Moon Art Ark. His work is in the permanent collections of public, private, and corporate holdings. Jos is published widely through F&W Publications, Art News, Saatchi-Europe OnLine, and the Univ. of Calif. Press. Jos is a recent first place recipient of the Holbein Award For Excellence awarded by the International Society of Acrylic Painters.



Deadline for application is JUNE 23.

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 “2018 Summer Show Application” in the subject line. Please ensure that each image has 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

Return the completed application form (on reverse) and 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 30, 2018.



Accepted artwork must be delivered to the gallery July 5-8 (Thursday through Sunday) between noon and 4:00 p.m. The Tappahannock Art Gallery is located at 200 Prince Street and Water Lane in historic Tappahannock.



An opening reception with awards and refreshments will be held Friday, July 13 at the gallery. Please attend.

Accepted artists may pick up from the Prince Street gallery 10 show postcards for personal mailing.

The exhibit will be displayed through August 25, and all accepted work must hang for the duration of the show. Post-show pickup or mailing of sold pieces will be coordinated under terms agreed to between purchaser, artist, and TAG.

Click here for a printable PDF version of the application.

(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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All Media Juried Summer Art Show