In HIS Name – Call for Entries

Facebookheader finalIt’s that time of year again!! Below is the Call for Entries for our Holy Week art show, In HIS Name. We look forward to everyone’s submissions!


Each artist may submit up to three pieces based on or inspired by one of the biblical names of Jesus Christ. Art that has previously been shown at an art show in Houston’s First Baptist Church will not be accepted.

Artwork should be completed and ready to hang at the time of submission. For 2016, submissions will be made online here.  Images should be in JPG format, not larger than 2.5 MB & files should be labeled
Artist last name _ Artist first name – Art work #  (ie: Smith_John-1.jpg).  Be warned, if an error occurs while submitting your entry, all text data will be lost and you must start the form over (therefore, copy and paste text from another document)

Please note that an Artist Statement for each piece and how it relates to the theme will be required with each submission. Each statement has a 2000 character maximum (about 300 words). Artwork should be less than 8 ft tall x 8 ft wide and fit through the double doors at the entry of the church.

The Submission deadline is February 21st, 2016 at 11:59PM central standard time. NO late submissions will be accepted. The show will be juried, and pieces will be accepted on basis of adherence to the theme of the show, appropriateness for church venue, size and space availability. The jury and curator reserve all rights to accept or decline artwork submitted.

Notifications of acceptance will be emailed by February 28th, and selected art work will need to be hand delivered on March 9th. Artists will be required to sign a liability release upon art drop off. In 2016, the curator and IMAGO will not handle receipt and return shipment of artwork submitted by out of town artists. However, if an out of town artist would like to arrange shipment to someone they know local to Houston, that person can bring the art to drop off. A signed liability waiver will need to be shipped with the artwork and brought with the art.

Questions regarding the show and submission process can be emailed to

2/21 (Sunday) – Digital Submissions due at 11:59PM
2/28 (Sunday)– Artists notified via email of acceptance into show
3/09 (Wednesday) – Accepted artists to drop off finished, ready to hang work. All two dimensional work must be framed and wired if on paper media. If on canvas, the piece needs to have finished edges and must be wired for hanging. NO PIECES WITHOUT WIRE WILL BE ACCEPTED.
3/14 (Monday) – Volunteers (including artists) to raise the walls at HFBC
3/19 (Saturday) – AM: Artist Prayer Meeting at HFBC
PM: Art for the City Reception 5-7 pm
3/20 – First Sunday of the show
4/03 – Final Sunday of the show; Artists to pick up art at HFBC that afternoon.

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