Deadline is this week!  Help JRAC spread the word about this exciting opportunity.  Any member who meets these guidelines can enter as well.  If you have never shown with JRAC, this is a great time to do it!

Joplin Regional Artists Coalition is excited to host an Emerging Artist juried exhibit this fall at the Spiva facility in the new Cornell Complex (Nov 12-Dec 31).  Please see below for the guidelines and deadlines.  We can’t wait to see what the area’s new artists come up with for this event.  Please share this announcement with artists and educators in the area.


Guidelines for Emerging Artist Exhibit

An emerging artist, for the purposes of this exhibit, is defined as:

  • Currently enrolled in High School or University level art classes/degree plan or self-taught
  • Currently honing skill and style in preferred medium
  • Landed some recognition, but no commercial representation
  • Working less than five years in preferred medium
  • Not using art as main source of income

Age restriction:

  • Must be 16 or older

Show details:

  • Two dimensional works:

o    Wired properly for hanging-no saw-toothed hangers

o    Canvases must be framed or edges properly finished on gallery wrapped canvas, simple gesso finish is not acceptable

o    Size limitations 72” x 72”

  • Three dimensional works:

o    Under 100 pounds

o    All components must be properly secured

o    Felt or protective pads on the bottoms to protect venue’s surfaces

  • Provide information for labeling purposes:

o    Name

o    Title

o    Medium

o    Price or NFS (must be a firm price, negotiable is not permitted)

  • Image of piece submitted for jury process no later than October 15th, 2022 to joplinrac@gmail.com
  • Drop off of accepted pieces will be announced as it gets closer to the event
  • Awards for this exhibit are:

o    First Place: $125

o    Second Place: $100

o    Third Place: $75

o    Honorable Mention (3): $25

  • Opening reception is: November 11, 5pm-7:30pm at Spiva