8th Annual BAAC National Juried Exhibition

April 21 - June 6, 2020




2019 National Juried Exhibition




The Batesville Area Arts Council’s 2020 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 21 – June 6, 2020.


Important Dates:

March 9: Entries Due

March 24: Notifications will be sent out

April 14-18: Accepted work delivered via artist, UPS, or USPS

April 21: Exhibition Opens

April 24: Awards Reception 

June 6: Exhibition Closes

June 9-13: 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 18, 2020. 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 plexiglass 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 13, 2020 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


Eric Freeman is an American-born painter, poet, musician, and photographer. The Huffington Post wrote of his Dream Animal paintings: “Freeman’s birds and beasts roam free in bright colors that only appear in electrified dreams,” where “realism takes a backseat to the color spectrum…” Freeman has described his art process as “painting the poetry of dreams.”


Freeman’s work has been shown in New York, Miami, Santa Fe, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan--as well as throughout his home state of Arkansas. His work is included in many private collections internationally and is part of the permanent collections of the Arkansas Art Center and the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas.



*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.

2019 Award Winners:

1st Place Award:

Marcus Vasquez

Hopeless Romantic

arylic on cardboard


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2nd Place Award:

Jason Cytacki

On the Fence

oil on panel

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3rd Place Award:

Kevin Haran

UFO 12

charcoal, ink and acrylic








Purchase Prize Award:

Claudia Wilburn

Roland & Queen Ester Boyd

woodblock print and collage

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