NOVAS 2018: Call for entries

Our annual National Open Visual Arts Show submission DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 27TH!

This annual competition and exhibit showcases a wide variety of high quality art from around the country, bringing a national perspective to the community of Douglasville, located just 30 minutes west of Atlanta, Georgia.

Artists may submit up to 3 artworks of any medium. Every artist who submits an application to NOVAS is guaranteed to have at least one of their works on display and available for sale during the exhibit. This year’s jury panel welcomes Savannah College of Art & Design professors Matthew Maloney, Alessandro Imperato, and Tila Studio owner Tiffany Latrice. The judges will select the artwork for the exhibit and determine the award recipients.

First Place: $500
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $150
Honorable Mention: $100

P.S. This is a helpful article about mistakes to avoid when applying to open entry competitions. It could help increase the chance that more of your work will get selected.

Submission deadline extended to June 27th!
Please fill out an application by clicking the green button below, then return to this page to pay the entry fee below. You do not need a Paypal account to pay here. (Download a PDF version of the application here, if you prefer.)

 NOVAS application & full details

Please pay your entry fee below to complete your submission
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      NOVAS submission fee (due upon submission)
      Artist name

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NOVAS 2017 award winners

    1. 1st place: Marcus Stewart, Under the Southern Cross, Oil on gesso board
    2. 2nd place: Crystal Berry, Morning Mist, photography
    3. 3rd place: Pokey Park, Sea Otter & Pup, bronze sculpture
    4. Honorable mention: Gail Postal, Carmen, Graphite & colored pencil on paper