Call for Entries

Student Art Exhibition 2017

Delivery of Artworks: Oct. 23 – 27, 2017

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About the Show

Our juried art exhibition celebrates the excellence in creativity among the College of the Mainland students.

Eligible Entries

The call for entry is open to COM students who were enrolled in any semester in 2017. Artwork submitted does not have to be created in art classes.

Entry Requirements

  • Each student is allowed to enter up to five works.
  • Fill out entry forms thoroughly for each work.
  • Attach entry form to both front and back /bottom of artwork securely with masking tape.

Delivery of Artworks

COM Art Gallery, Oct. 23-27, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

No late entry will be accepted.

Exhibition Dates

Nov. 2 – Dec. 4

Reception and Award Announcement

Thursday, Nov. 9, 6 – 7 p.m.


Dennis Nance is an artist and curator from Houston. He was appointed as curator for the Galveston Arts Center in 2016. From 2007 to 2016, Nance was exhibitions 2nd programming director for Lawndale Art Center in Houston. He is a practicing artist and was awarded an individual artist grant from the Houston Arts Alliance and an Idea Fund Award in 2015. He currently serves on the Artist Advisory Board for DiverseWorks, Houston. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Brandon, BOX13 ArtSpace and the Menil Collection bookstore. He received his BA from Austin College in Sherman, Texas with a concentration in fine arts and French.


Two dimensional works in any surface is accepted. Matting/framing is not necessary. If framed, it must have a hanging hardware on the back. Drawings in charcoal or other dry media must be spray-fixed and free of smudge. Wet media must be completely dry.


Three dimensional works of any media will be considered. Accepted works must be stable enough for safe handling. Any works that consist of multiple parts must be securely taped or attached together.

*Please consult the art gallery if you wish to enter other media such as digital works.


All works submitted are at the artist’s own responsibility; College of the Mainland will not be responsible for any artworks. If insurance is desired, that must be arranged by the artist while artwork is in transit and for the duration of the show.

All accepted works will be handled with professional care; however, staff and College of the Mainland cannot be responsible for any loss or damage.


Acceptance to the Annual Student Art Show is an agreement by the artist to all terms set forth in this “Call for Entries.” Permission is granted to photograph and reproduce artwork for print or electronic media; future show promotions; education; and publicity.

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