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CALL FOR WORKS

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
MARCH 17, 2023

April 29 – July 30, 2023
Reception: May 5, 2023, 5-7 pm

The theme of this year’s RAM Annual Invitational is Odyssey.
Art is often an epic journey, an odyssey­—with each art piece created, we develop, grow, and expand in knowledge. Join our invitational with your interpretation of odyssey, and take us with you on your journey.

Information

The Annual Invitational is a national competitive exhibition that has been hosted by the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum since its inception in 1948. The purpose of this exhibition is to encourage and recognize professional artists. In addition, this exhibition aligns with the museum’s mission to foster art appreciation in the community. All works will be for sale. All proceeds will benefit RAM’s exhibits, educational programming and the participating artists.

The year of 2023 RAM, is celebrating our 75th Anniversary! What has made this possible is the support of the RAM Board, our volunteers, our individual donors and business partners, and our ARTISTS. In observance of this anniversary year and in celebration of our local and regional artists, the entry fee to this year’s Invitational will be waived!

PRIZES:
Cash prizes and a RAM purchase award will be granted. Cash awards will be made at the Juror’s discretion. A Museum Purchase Award will be selected by RAM’s Executive Director and Permanent Collection Committee. The People’s Choice Award will be based on votes collected throughout the course of the exhibition. The winning piece will be announced on social media when the exhibit closes.

FIRST PRIZE – $1,000 and a solo show at RAM in 2023-24
SECOND PRIZE – $500
THIRD PRIZE – $250
PURCHASE AWARD
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

 

How to Enter

Submission must include:

• Up to 4 pieces may be submitted, and no more than 12 clearly labeled high resolution CD images, slides or photographs will be accepted 
• If artwork will exceed 36” wide (including frame), pre-approval by the Gallery Manager will be required. Thank you.
• Details for each work: title, year, media and dimensions (H x W x D).
• How much you require for each piece, in the event of a sale
• Artist’s resume including list of solo and group exhibitions
• Artist’s statement of why your piece represents the theme
• Submissions will not be returned
• Any artwork left at RAM after the pickup deadline of Friday, August 11, 2023, will be considered forfeited

Submissions can be any media: painting, photography, fiber, sculpture installation or video.
Museum will not accept original artwork as a submission.

SEND SUBMISSIONS TO:
Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, RAM Annual Invitational
1601 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72901

Or email your submission to info@fsram.org.

Drop-offs of accepted entries can be made during museum hours only:
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm; Sunday 1-5 pm

THE IMPORTANT DATES:
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, March 17, 2023
ACCEPTED ENTRIES ANNOUNCED: Friday, April 7, 2023
DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTED ARTWORK: Friday, April 21, 2023
EXHIBITION DATES: April 29 – July 30, 2023
DEADLINE FOR PICK UP: Friday, August 11, 2023
WINNERS ANNOUNCED: May 5, at Opening Reception, 5-7 p.m.