Call For Artists: TAG’s Summer All-Media Show

07/07/2017 - 08/06/2017
  • Juried show with cash awards
  • Submit up to three works of art that represent Layers of Art Through Time
  • Opening reception Friday, July 7
  • 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 (including bas relief) 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.



The exhibit will be judged by David Jett. David Jett serves as curator of collections and exhibits at Richmond County Museum in Warsaw and Essex County Museum and Historical Society in Tappahannock. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in the History of Art from Old Dominion University and a Master of Arts in Education from Hampton University. He earned the Certificate in Museum Management from the Virginia Association of Museums. Also an artist and conservator of oil paintings, David has worked in acrylics, oils and watercolors and was an exhibiting member of the Rappahannock Art League Studio Gallery in Kilmarnock. He was awarded “Best in Show” in the Art League’s annual Labor Day Show for his oil painting ”Homerun Hit”. David lives in Reedville, Virginia.



Deadline for application is JUNE 21.

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 “2017 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).



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 25, 2017. A list of accepted artwork/artists will be listed on the TAG website.



Accepted artwork must be delivered to the gallery June 29 to July 2 (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 7 at the gallery.

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

The exhibit will be displayed through August 5, 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.

(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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Call For Artists: TAG’s Summer All-Media Show