Masur Museum of Art
53rd Annual Juried Competition

On View March 9 – July 5, 2016

The Masur Museum of Art’s Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium.

The 53nd Annual Juried Competition is sponsored by CenturyLink.

January 11, 2016: Postmark Submission Deadline
11:59 p.m., January 18, 2016: Online Entry Deadline

Go to www.masurmuseum.org for more information about the Masur and to www.masurjuried.org to apply online or download an entry form.

The 53rd Annual Juried Competition is sponsored by CenturyLink.

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Enter if you would like your work seen by:

Holly Hughes, Juror
Godin-Spaulding Curator for the Collection
Albright-Knox Art Gallery


Best in Show is $1,000.00 and total awards are $3,300.00.
Awards will be given by Hughes at the reception on March 12, 2016. Artists do not have to be present to receive awards. Checks will be mailed after the reception.

People’s Choice: The People’s Choice Award is $200.00 and will be voted on by visitors throughout the run of the exhibition.

Best Packed: This award will honor the artist who packs their art in the most professional manner. The award is $100.00. No packing peanuts, feedbags, loose papers as packing materials, no cigarette butts, etc. These types of things will disqualify you! Show your work and our staff the respect they deserve. This prize will be decided by the Masur Museum staff.

The awards structure outside of what is listed will be determined by the Juror.

Submission Guidelines

-All submitting artists must be over 18 years old and reside in the United States.

-To be considered for entry all work must be completed after December 31, 2013.


-No previously entered material will be considered.

-There is a $10.00 fee per entered artwork with a minimum of two entries and a maximum of five entries (i.e. $20.00 for two artworks and $50.00 for five artworks). Fees are non-refundable. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the Twin City Art Foundation. Submit only 1 composition image and up to 2 detail images per work. Composition and detail images must be clearly labeled with title of work.

-Artist Statements: Statements are to be limited to 250 words or less. If you would like the juror to see your artist statement with your slides, do not include your name as the jurying process is blind. You can upload a statement during the online submission process. The Masur reserves the right to exclude any artist statement. If your work is selected, your artist statement will be included on the wall label in the exhibition. Edits for clarity and grammar will be made if needed. We do keep artist statements with the pricelist during the exhibition. We will email accepted artists for a statement including their name. By including your artist statement, you agree to have it included as a wall text in the exhibition and in our Facebook photo album for the show.

-Your work will be insured for the purchase price. If work is Not For Sale, you must include value of work for insurance purposes. It will be fully insured by the Twin City Art Foundation upon arrival at the Masur Museum of Art and through de-installation until it is shipped back to you. Work without a stated value will be insured for $100.00. No work will be insured past August 30, 2016 (see below for more information).

-All three-dimensional work must be submitted with a description or image of proper installation as well as dimensions including height, width, and depth to the nearest inch. They must be no more than 84” tall with no more than a 36” footprint. The maximum accepted weight for three-dimensional work is 200 pounds. Please write info@masurmuseum.org with questions. We are flexible.

-Two-dimensional work cannot exceed 85” in height and 60” in width.

-Video works can be uploaded to masurjuried.org with your entry materials. They must be submitted for consideration in their entirety and have a maximum duration of 5 minutes. If selected, please mail us a DVD with your videos in loop/kiosk mode, as well as the file on a USB drive.

-If your work exceeds the above-mentioned specifications, an exception may be made as long as you successfully communicate this issue in advance of your entry. Please address your concerns to info@masurmuseum.org.

-Images of your submissions must accompany your completed entry form. This process is automated at www.masurjuried.org. If you mail your entry, images can be provided on a CD/DVD or a USB drive. If you are submitting via mail, remember to include your signed entry form. File names must only include the title. Your images, file names, and CD/DVD must not include any mention of your name. Do not send your images on a device you need returned as we do not return entry materials.

-The exhibition will open on March 9, 2016, and continue through July 5, 2016. All accepted work must remain in the Masur Museum of Art for the entirety of the exhibition.

-The Masur Museum of Art reserves the right to remove any artwork at any time during the exhibition.

-To be considered, you are required to sign the Exhibition Contract section on this application, regardless of your potential accepted or declined status in our exhibition. A digitally typed signature will stand for an ink signature.

-The Masur Museum of Art maintains the right to reject any work that differs from the corresponding entry form or that fails to maintain the Masur’s exhibition standards.

-The Masur Museum of Art reserves the right to reproduce images of accepted work in support of its programming in perpetuity.

-You will be notified of your accepted or declined status via email. Please do not contact us.

Method of Entry

Online entries are due by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, January 18, 2016. Online entries must pay with PayPal (www.masurjuried.org).

Mailed entries must be postmarked by January 11, 2016 and include a full copy of our completed and signed call for entry, supporting CD/DVD or USB compatible memory drive, and payment. ENTRANTS MAY PAY WITH A CHECK IF THEIR SUBMISSION IS MAILED. Please make checks payable to Twin City Art Foundation and mail to:

53rd Annual Juried Competition
c/o Masur Museum of Art
1400 South Grand Street
Monroe, LA 71202

Entry Fee

-There is a $10.00 fee per entered artwork with a minimum of two entries and a maximum of five entries (i.e. $20.00 for two artworks and $50.00 for five artworks). Fees are non-refundable. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the Twin City Art Foundation.

-Payment will only be accepted with your initial submission. No IOUs or alternate arrangements will be made. If you are mailing your submission remember to include your credit card information (full name on card, 16 digit account number, CSC code, zip code and expiration date). Checks and money orders should be made payable to the Twin City Art Foundation. Your submission will not be considered until your payment posts.


You are financially responsible for all costs associated with shipping. Shipping insurance for full loss is recommended. No checks, cash, or IOUs will be accepted. You must also prepay return shipping and include the prepaid return label in the box with delivery of the art. Use packing materials that can be easily re-used (No Styrofoam peanuts, etc. Best Packed wins $100.00). The Masur Museum of Art is not responsible for any in-transit damage. Please send your completed return address information, including your commercial carrier account numbers (FedEx or UPS) if you would like to avoid prepaying shipping. See below for in-person delivery and pick-up information. If return postage or packing material is not included, and you are unable to receive your work in person by August 30th, you will be assessed a $10.00/day storage fee. After August 30, 2016 the balance of your storage costs are due and the Masur Museum of Art is in no way responsible for the safe return of your work. Your work will be dispensed with as it is seen fit.

-A complete label must be attached to the back of each accepted artwork including: name, title, dimensions, medium, date, and the city where you work.

-All work must be ready to install upon delivery (cleats, d-rings, custom hardware, etc.). If a painting is not framed, it must be gallery wrapped (its sides must be painted). Works on paper using magnets, gromets, or pins are also acceptable.

Image Recommendations

For juror ease, your submissions should be in the following formats:

-Video Entries: Videos may be submitted in either .mov or .wmv formats no larger than 60 MB on a per file basis. Video work is not to exceed 5 minutes.

-All Other Entries: .jpeg file format only, 1200 pixels on the longest edge. Files should be no larger than 5 MB on a per file basis.

Important Dates

  • Monday, January 11, 2016: Postmarked submission deadline
  • 11:59 pm, Monday, January 18, 2016: Online submission deadline
  • 11:59 pm, Thursday, February 4, 2016: Artist notification
  • February 18-25, 2016: Parcel delivery of accepted artwork
  • February 20 – February 25, 2016: Hand delivery of accepted artwork (closed on 2/21/16)
  • Saturday, March 12, 2016: Reception, 6 – 8 p.m., Juror Talk, 6:30 p.m.
  • March 9 – July 5, 2016: Exhibition on view
  • July 6-14, 2016: Hand pick up period
  • July 11 – 14, 2016: Parcel pick up/Delivery drop-off period


If you wish to sell your work, please forward your business card, CV/resume, price list, and or artist statement with your entry form. They will be made available at the front desk for patron review. Otherwise we will forward interested party’s contact information to the artist in question. Sold works will be released to the buyer at the end of the exhibition. If the price is left blank on the entry form, it will be marked as Not For Sale. The Masur Museum of Art does not receive a commission on sales.

 About the Masur Museum of Art

The Masur Museum of Art is the largest collecting and exhibiting institution of modern and contemporary art in Northeast Louisiana. We are dedicated to bringing our community dynamic public programming that emphasizes artists from Louisiana, the Southeast, and around the world.