Call to Entry for the TJAA Winter 2017 Curated Member Show at the Gallery at North Haven Gardens

Show Theme: "Take A Closer Look"  

We look at the physical world around us for artistic inspiration … but to create artwork for this show, let’s take a closer look:  Instead of a field, focus on one aspect of the field.  Instead of a tree, focus on a limb or a leaf, or the bug on the leaf.  Instead of a leaf, focus in on the microscopic level.

Entry Deadline: October 16, 2017

Show Dates:  November 10 - January 12

Opening reception: Sunday, November 12

  • This is a curated show - North Haven Gardens Gallery will choose the work from the submitted entries.  Curators, Sandi Schwedler and Alexis Patterson
  • Please note:  Work will NOT be accepted if the subject matter is not, or does not relate to nature or the environment in some manner that must be reflected in the artwork or the title of the work.
  • North Haven Gardens Gallery takes 50% of sales.  Please price your work accordingly.  TJAA does not take a percentage of sales.
  • Show chair:  Stephen Potter - - (214) 534-4223.

The Gallery at North Haven Gardens
7700 Northaven Rd.
Dallas, TX 75230
This is a curated, open TJAA member show. The selection of work will be chosen by the              North Haven Gardens Gallery

The North Haven Gallery goal is to create a quality space dedicated to expanding interest in local art and promoting a lifestyle enhanced by gardening, nature and the environment.

• All contracts, jpgs, bios, any other images requested, need to be sent to Show Chair, Stephen Potter - no later than October 16, 2017. This allows NHG enough time
for advertising in Art & Seek, Guide Live, Dallas Observer Online, Visit Dallas events calendar, and Culture Map.
• All art needs to be dropped off between Friday, November 3 through Monday, November 6 between 10am and 5pm.
• Hanging will be completed by Thursday, November 9.
• Opening reception will be Sunday, November 12, 2017 4pm-6pm. Please plan on attending.
• All work should be removed between Friday, January 12-Monday, January 15, 2018 between 10 am and 5 pm.


  • Submit up to 3 pieces of artwork per artist. Artwork may have been shown in previous TJAA shows.
  • Artwork in all 2-D and 3-D media are eligible.
  • This show is open to all currently paid TJAA members.
  • 1-3 images with the application shall be submitted by email to, no later than end of business Oct. 16, 2017.
  • Entry fee of $35 must also accompany the application, and can be paid on TJAA Website via Paypal or credit card, or by check made out to TJAA and sent to Stephen Potter, TJAA Treasurer, at 10213 Timber Trail Dr, Dallas, TX 75229.
  • Images must be JPEGs with minimum width/height of 800 pixels, maximum size one megabyte.
  • If your artwork is selected for the show, that piece is what will be exhibited. No substitutions allowed.
  • Membership fee of $36 must accompany this application, if not previously paid. Check with Stephen Potter if you have a question about your membership status.


  • 3-D or sculptural work must fit through a standard size entry door to the gallery.
  • Pedestals are provided by North Havens Garden.
  • 2-D artwork must be suitably framed or Gallery Wrapped (sides cleanly finished or painted) and ready for hanging.
  • D-rings should be used for heavy works, wires for works less than 5 lbs.
  • No saw-tooth hangars.
  • North Haven Gardens will do curating and hanging.
  • TJAA and North Haven Gardens reserve the right to refuse artwork deemed inappropriate
  • for the show, the show theme, and setting. 


  • Please read the attached contract carefully.
  • All work will be for sale unless artist informs TJAA Show Chair to the contrary.
  • North Haven Gardens Art Gallery will receive 50% of sales.


  • All applications, entry fees and 2017 dues must be paid/ received before end of business day, October 16, 2017, in order for TJAA and NHG to review and make selections.
  • The Show Chair will notify all applicants by end of business day, October 21. All work must be delivered to North Haven Gardens Gallery by Monday, November 6, no later than 5pm.

REMOVAL:  All work must be removed from North Haven Gardens Gallery between Friday, Jan.12 and Monday, Jan. 15, 10 am to 5pm.

USE OF IMAGES: Any image submitted may be used for noncommercial marketing or promotional purposes directly related to this show. This may include use in any publications, printed materials, advertisements, or electronic media. Copyright and all other rights
remain that of the artist(s).

1. Print application below and SAVE the Call to Entry Application on your computer WITH YOUR NAME in the file (Example: MyName-2017-TJAA-ShowApplication)
2. Complete the Application and SAVE on your computer
3. Submit the completed, SAVED Application by email to
4. Submit up to 3 JPG images by email to (Your name and title of the artwork must be in the file name for each jpg (Example: MyName-BeautifulWork.jpg)
5. Pay $35 Entry Fee through PayPal or by check.*
6. Pay 2017 Annual Membership Fee ** if not already paid
*Pay Show Entry Fee On-Line: (Click JOIN in the upper
right corner; on the JOIN page, scroll down to the lower right corner for entry fee.)
**Pay Annual Membership On-Line: (Click JOIN in the
upper right corner; on the JOIN page, scroll down to the lower left corner for
membership dues.) 

NEW MEMBERS: Please also complete and submit the Membership Form (scroll
down to just above the payment link on the JOIN page) OR PAY ENTRY FEE AND/OR MEMBERSHIP BY MAIL to: TJAA - P.O. Box 833574 - Richardson, TX 75083

FOR DELIVERY OF ARTWORK: Print and fasten a copy of this completed Application to the back of each piece of accepted artwork. Circle the information that belongs to that piece.

ARTIST’S NAME _____________________________________
ARTWORK TITLE ____________________________________
MEDIUM __________________________________________
ARTIST’S NAME _____________________________________
ARTWORK TITLE ____________________________________
MEDIUM __________________________________________
ARTIST’S NAME _____________________________________
ARTWORK TITLE ____________________________________
MEDIUM __________________________________________