7th Annual BAAC National Juried Exhibition

April 23 - June 8, 2019




2018 National Juried Exhibition




The Batesville Area Arts Council’s 2019 National Juried Exhibition is open to all artists 18 and older working in 2D media. Entries must be original works created within the last 5 years. Reproductions not allowed. Works previously exhibited at the BAAC Gallery on Main are ineligible. Artists may submit up to three images with an entry fee of $25 ($20 for BAAC members). Two additional images may be submitted for an additional $5 each. Accepted works will be exhibited at the BAAC Gallery on Main (Batesville, AR) April 23 – June 8, 2019.


Important Dates:

March 11: Entries Due

March 26: Notifications will be sent out

April 16-20: Accepted work delivered via artist, UPS, or USPS

April 23: Exhibition Opens

April 26: Awards Reception 

June 8: Exhibition Closes

June 11-15: Artwork pickup/Gallery ships work


Submission Guidelines:

All work must weigh less than 60 lbs and measure no larger than 60” on the longest dimension. Work must be available for the duration of the exhibition. Accepted work must arrive to the BAAC Gallery on Main by April 20, 2019. Works must arrive exhibition ready, complete with hanging wire. No saw-tooth hangers or clip frames will be accepted. Works that differ significantly from the entry may be disqualified. Works may be shipped to or hand delivered to the BAAC Gallery on Main at 226 E Main Street, Batesville, AR 72501. Those being shipped must use plexi or acrylic, no glass. Work must use a reusable container and be accompanied by a prepaid return shipping label. Work will be repackaged and shipped back to the artist at the close of the exhibition. Shipment by UPS or USPS only. Hand delivered works not picked up by June 15, 2019 will become the property of the Batesville Area Arts Council.



All art works will be insured while on gallery premises. PLEASE NOTE: Insurance does not cover damage caused during shipping due to any reason. Please insure your work during transit.


Sale of Artwork:

All work must be available for sale during the exhibition. BAAC will retain a commission of 35% on all artwork sold.



BAAC may use images of art work accepted into the exhibition for publicity purposes. Artists agree to allow reproduction of their digital files and or photographs taken of their art for educational, publicity and archival purposes.



1st Place Award- $500 and solo exhibition in the BAAC Gallery on Main

2nd Place Award- $300

3rd Place Award- $200

Purchase Prize Award- $500


Adrienne Callander is a professor ofArt and Arts Entrepreneurship at the University of Arkansas, and is cross-appointed in the School of Art and the College of Business. Callander’s research focus is visual art and entrepreneurship. She teaches entrepreneurship along aesthetic, social, and commercial trajectories, facilitates creative collaboration, and partners with on- and off-campus entities to grow opportunities and engagement through entrepreneurship and the arts.

In addition to teaching, she curates, writes, and exhibits. Callander received her MFA from the Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University, her Post-Baccalaureate in Visual Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and her BA in History from Reed College.




*If you are unable to access our online submission forms with the link below, please try upgrading your browser. Otherwise, you can download the prospectus with the second link below and send in your application by mail.

2018 Award Winners:

1st Place Award:

Melissa Wilkinson


ink wash on paper


Sponsored by:










2nd Place Award:

Edward Rushton

Believe Me

2 ply rag, white glue

Sponsored by:











3rd Place Award:

Ian Campbell

Terra Incognita (after Nasmyth and Carpenter)

ziatype (lithium/palladium print)

Sponsored by:







Purchase Prize Award:

Luanne Stone

Strawberries & Cream


Sponsored by:

© 2016 by the Batesville Area Arts Council