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Juried Exhibit

Eclipse: Shining Shadows

Exhibit March 28th - May 4th, 2024

Submissions are now closed.


The alignment and shadowing of celestial bodies has long been a source of wonder and disruption to our natural order. The eclipse has been both feared and celebrated for centuries. The phenomena have inspired folklore and mythology in many cultures. It has symbolized omens of both misfortune and blessings throughout human history. The oldest recorded eclipse possibly dates back to 3340 B.C.E. exemplified with the discovery of a series of spiral-shaped and circular petroglyphs found in Ireland. For as long as humans have looked to the heavens in awe the eclipse has been a part of our stories, traditions and sacraments. We invite artists to creatively explore the juxtaposition of exquisiteness and disorder that the eclipse ensues through visual art. 



  • Artist bio up to 300 words

  • Artist Statement  up to 500 words, related to this work

  • 1 -3 images of one artwork

  • May only submit one (1) artwork

  • max size 40x60"


Submission and Fees  

  • Submissions are only accepted via Call for Art Platform

  • $25 + Tax


Size Limit: Maximum size up to 40” wide and 60” high including the frame


Artists may have multiple pieces (diptych, triptych etc.) to make up one (1) work, keeping the maximum size in mind. We ask that the overall footprint of 3D work be 40" x 60” or less with a weight limit of 100 lbs. Pedestals are limited, and will be allocated as the curator sees fit. If your artwork requires a pedestal for elevated viewing, please make a request on your submission form.


Eligibility: Any artist who is at least 18 years or older, living in Texas

Artist has to currently reside in Texas and be 18 years old at the date of submission. Include the following in your submission.


  • Date of Birth

  • Address

  • Email

  • phone number

  • Instagram


Artwork: All 2D and 3D media is eligible. 


Artwork previously exhibited with ACW is not permitted. All work must be original. Work found to be copied from copyrighted work will not be included. Reprints and copies are not permitted. Photographic prints, risograph and lithograph prints and prints of digital art are permitted. All work must be framed and exhibition ready to install. 


Hanging hardware: No saw-tooth hangers or clips. Work that does not adhere to the guidelines, or is deemed not to be a faithful representation of the image submitted, will not be exhibited. 



Important Timeline Dates 

Submission Deadline: Friday, Feb 16, 2024, Jury make final selection March 1st, 2024

Notification of Acceptance: On or before March 6th by end of business hours.

All chosen artwork must be onsite at Art Center Waco, on or before March 15th, 2024 by end of business hours. Any artwork that does not meet that deadline will not be included in the exhibit. Artists are responsible for either dropping off or shipping artwork to Art Center Waco by this date. 


Shipping Instructions

Art Center Waco

“Eclipse Exhibit “

701 S. 8th Street

Waco, TX 76706


In person drop off

Artwork will be accepted onsite for drop off Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm and Saturday, 10am – 2pm. 


Handling Fees

A $15 handling fee will be required for each box shipped, payable to Art Center Waco. Artists whose work is accepted and requires shipping, and their work will be billed separately via email. 

Liability - Legal Agreement & Participant’s Waiver: Submission of work automatically waives any claim for damage or loss against ACW, including the officers, members, and employees. ACW will exercise reasonable care in handling all entries, but will not assume any liability for loss or damage while in ACW’s possession. Work should be independently insured by the artist.


Usage Rights

The artist retains all copyright interests or claims that they have in their art. By submitting images, you give ACW the right to use and reproduce the images to market and document the exhibition, and to enable the image to be part of an online exhibition.


Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. ACW reserves the right to adjust any deadline(s) as the result of causes beyond its immediate control. Payment of the submission fee indicates acknowledgement of all terms and conditions.


Artwork Pickup

Participating artists who delivered their art in person will pick it up at the Art Center Waco no later than Friday, May 10th,  2024 during business hours. 


Return of Shipped Artwork

Those who shipped their artwork will make arrangements to have it shipped back with the packaging that it came in. The artist is responsible for the cost and arrangement of shipping. The artist is solely responsible for any time, materials, storage, shipment, or other charges that may arise from inadequate packaging, delayed or redirected shipments. Artwork must be shipped out by May 14th, 2024. 

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