Piedmont Arts          
Expressions 2014 Call for Artists (All Artists)
4/26/14 - 10 AM - 1 PM
Piedmont Arts

All artists living within a 100-mile radius of Martinsville, VA are invited to enter work in the annual open-entry art exhibit, Expressions.

Entries should be delivered to Piedmont Arts on Saturday, April 26 between 10 am and 1 pm. No entries will be accepted outside these time parameters.

To enter work in Expressions 2014, see the rules below and download the Prospectus and Entry Form (PDF).


• Members of Piedmont Arts
• Members of Lynwood Artists
• Residents of Martinsville, VA, and/or residents of all counties and cities within a 100 mile radius
• Students grades 9 – 12 or those currently pursuing an undergraduate degree


Piedmont Arts, 215 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA 24112


Della Watkins, Executive Director, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA

10 am – 1 pm, Saturday, April 26, Piedmont Arts

Entry for Lynwood Artists + Students Only
4 pm – 6 pm, Thursday, April 24, Piedmont Arts

All entries must have an identification label (provided with Entry Form) attached to the back. Late entries will not be accepted.


May 10 – July 4, 2014


Friday, May 9, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Piedmont Arts
Awards 7:30 pm • People’s Choice awarded at close of exhibit


10 am – 1 pm, Saturday, July 5, Piedmont Arts

Artists are responsible for pickup of their work on above day. All work must remain for the duration of the show and must be picked up at the designated time. Piedmont Arts will not assume responsibility for artwork that is left in the gallery after 1 pm on designated pickup date and time. Any artwork (including that which has been purchased) will be resold, donated or otherwise removed from the premises if still unclaimed after 30 days past the specified pickup date.


Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in all categories, as well as People’s Choice, Lynwood Artists Award and Best in Show. All entries designated for sale are also eligible for purchase awards. Winners of the Lynwood Artists Award and Best in Show may be eligible for additional benefits. See Entry Fees for details.


A nonrefundable fee for a maximum of TWO PIECES per artist is due at registration. Cash or check only. Please make checks payable to Piedmont Arts. Expressions is presented by Piedmont Arts and Lynwood Artists. Members of these organizations receive discounted entry fees:

$25 Member of ONE Organization (Piedmont Arts OR Lynwood Artists)
$15 Member of BOTH Organizations (Piedmont Arts AND Lynwood Artists)
$15 Student
$45 Nonmember

Entrants may join Piedmont Arts and/or Lynwood Artists at registration. All memberships must be valid as of April 26, 2014 to be eligible for benefits. Lynwood Artists membership is required to be eligible for Lynwood Artists Award and therefore eligible for a solo show in the Lynwood Artists Gallery. Any Piedmont Arts member winning Best in Show becomes eligible for a solo show in the Box Mezzanine Gallery. Join Piedmont Arts.


All submissions are subject to final category assignment based on the decision of the Expressions Receiving Committee.

Drawing: Pastels, pen and ink, pencils, charcoal, other drawing-based work that is wall-installed.

Graphics: Digitally-originated images and photographic imagery digitally manipulated to substantially alter the overall image that is wall installed.

3D: Glass, ceramics, fiber, jewelry, wood and all sculpture, freestanding or wall-installed.

Oil and Acrylic: Paintings executed with oil or acrylic paint.

Watercolor: Paintings executed with watercolor or gouache.

Mixed Media: Any two-dimensional work that combines two or more art media and each media is evident.

Photography: B/W, color and images captured by photographic process. May be digitally altered for optimization of image, but not digitally manipulated to substantially alter the overall image (see Graphics).

Student: Any work by students grades 9 – 12 or those currently pursuing an undergraduate degree.


All submissions must be original and completed within the last two years. All 2D work must be dry, secure in the frame, wired and ready to hang and within the size limit of 40” x 40,“ including frame.

All 3D work must be dry, either freestanding or include its own stand or display apparatus and within the size limit of 55” in all directions including any display apparatus. Piedmont Arts will provide pedestals as needed.


Piedmont Arts and Lynwood Artists reserve the right to exclude work deemed inappropriate. In addition the following will NOT BE ACCEPTED: work created from a kit; work that has been entered in a previous Expressions; work that requires any complex or extraordinary installation.


Piedmont Arts will retain a 30% commission on all works sold except those selected for Purchase Awards. Works that are not for sale MUST be clearly marked NFS with an insurance value stated. Purchased works must remain on display until the end of the exhibit.


Although every care will be taken, Piedmont Arts cannot assume liability for damaged work. Entry submission constitutes agreement to comply with all conditions set forth in this prospectus.