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2020 SPE Annual Conference: Hosted by The University of Houston | Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts | School of Art

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Figurative Works II

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Foundry Art Centre   /   Deadline: 12/31/18

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Portraiture has played a major role in the history of mankind. Leaders and saints from Sumerian times to modern times have their likeness immortalized in art. Since the emergence of photography, the role of portraiture has changed. The ability to capture one's likeness for future generations is now something taken for granted and not limited to those able to pay an artist. This begs the question, "What is a modern portrait?"
"Figurative Works II" is an all-media exhibition seeking to answer this question. We are asking artists to capture the people and culture of our time. While this may be accomplished in the traditional portrait manner, we recognize the figure can often be represented utilizing abstraction. Sometimes the whole figure or multiple figures makes up a portrait. This exhibition will display artistic approaches as diverse and unique as the souls they are used to represent. Entries must be submitted by December 31, 2018.
The exhibition will open with a reception on Friday, February 22, 2019, from 5:30-8 pm in the main gallery. "Figurative Works II" will be on display from February 22, 2019 - April 5, 2019. Three prizes will be awarded at the Opening Reception: two Juror's Choice Awards of $200, and a Going Solo Award that offers the awarded artist the choice between a Going Solo Exhibition and $500.
Italian figurative artist Alex Folla will serve as juror for this exhibition. For more information about Folla and the exhibition, visit


Saint Charles, MO, USA




Open to all artists 18 years & older, world-wide, both
amateur & professional, working in all styles & schools of
thought. This includes alternative and traditional artwork.
Questions about eligibility can be sent to


All media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed and prepared to hang with all hardware readily attached. There is no minimum size requirement and larger pieces must be able to enter the gallery through an 84" x 71" doorway. Once installed, work may not exceed 11 feet in height. Any installation or digital works must speak with Exhibitions Manager
to coordinate presentation. A maximum of 3 entries per artist may be submitted for consideration. Artists may submit entries the following ways: 1) through the FAC website using the online form, 2) on a CD or USB flashdrive (CD/flashdrive will not be returned), or 3) via e-mail to For emailed entries, include required entry information with each image sent as it corresponds to entry form. Limit 2 jpegs per artwork: 1 full view & 1 (optional) detail or alternate view. Title each jpeg file to correspond with the # on the entry form as such:
yourlastname_entry#.jpg. Each jpeg must be limited to 1024 pixels on the longest side. Submissions that do not comply with these rules will not be presented to the juror.


(2) Juror's Choice Awards at $200
(1) Going Solo Award; Choice between solo exhibition and $500

Evaluation Criteria

The submissions will be juried by Alex Folla.

Contact Information

Natalie Tucker
520 North Main Center
St. Charles, MO 63301

P: 6362550270

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