Member Call for Entries!

Our 2020 annual conference is canceled BUT we are having our annual design competition! READ ON...

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Now is a unique and unprecedented time in our history. Artists are finding ways to stay creative and connected while dealing with difficult circumstances. While the COVID-19 virus is making its mark, we want to see how our members are doing the same during these trying times. Some of us have been cut off from not only our families and friends, but also our studios, equipment, and livelihood. How do these circumstances reveal themselves in our work? How do you interpret mark-making? Emotive, expressive, or gestural? Formal, controlled, or technical? Material choice, narrative, or symbolic? What is your perception of making a mark? Members are invited to submit work surrounding this theme. Unconventional materials are encouraged.

On your mark, get set, go!



This year we will have a student category and a professional category. We will verify student status through your current membership status. Please see the student membership guidelines HERE.

❏ Submission opens April 25th
❏ Deadline: July 10th @ midnight
❏ Competition voting open July 15th-30th 

❏ ​WinnersannouncedinAugust2020

Requirements are the same for each category and are as follows:

> One submission per member


> A minimum of three images and a maximum of six must include front, back and detail.

   Images of work in a setting or on models are optional.

> Images must be:

  • professional quality (students, please reach out to an instructor for assistance if necessary)

  • be in a .jpg file format 

  • each file must not exceed 2MB; width should be between 1500-2500 pixels wide

  • File name must be in the following format: Lastname_Firstname_Title.jpg 

  • Do not use special characters, spaces, or commas in the file name



  • Professional level:

    • 1st place: free conference for 2021 

    • 2nd place: business membership 2021

    • 3rd place: T-shirt or water bottle

  • Student Level:

    • 1st place:  free conference for 2021

    • 2nd place: Free membership 2021

    • 3rd place: T-shirt or water bottle


Please email your completed submissions by midnight July 10 to: Melissa at 


You may also reach out to her for more information about this exhibition or if you would like to work with us on a future exhibition.