IMAS 2nd Annual Member Juried Art Show: OPEN CALL

The International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS) announced the open call for their 2nd Annual Members Juried Art Show in the Fall of 2022. The exhibition is an opportunity to show in one of the prominent Rio Grande Valley galleries among local artists.

IMAS, located off Nolana and Bicentennial in McAllen, “empowers learners to discover their interests” through their permanent collection and visiting exhibitions. The Members’ Juried Exhibition showcases RGV’s artistic talent of all levels. 

The Grand Prize winner from the inaugural exhibition. Photo courtesy of IMAS.

Last year Jamie Runnels’ work, “Untitled,” a mesquite wood spiral sculpture, won over guest judge Nancy Moyer and took the Grand Prize, which included a prize of $500. Over 70 artists participated. 

The event also serves as a membership drive as one of the requirements for artists wishing to show at the exhibition is an annual IMAS membership. It is a great way to support with the perks well worth the cost, especially for creatives, families, and art connoisseurs. Additional requirements for the Open Call can be seen on the IMAS website. 

This year Diane Milliken Garza, Ph.D. Executive Director of the Brownsville Community Foundation and Commissioner for the Texas Commission on the Arts will be the guest judge. Over $1,000 in prizes are up for grabs, in addition to bragging rights and a sweet line on your artist CV.

Artwork Drop-off is on Saturday, September 24th, 2022 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Wednesday, September 28th, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Artists 18 and older are invited to apply. 

To encourage participation, Trucha will cover the annual membership cost for four local artists to submit work to the juried exhibition. To be considered for the artist stipend, please submit a short application here

We will select the artists by September 9th. In addition, Trucha will feature the selected artists in video interviews throughout the exhibition.   

More information on the IMAS 2nd Annual Member Juried Exhibition.


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