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2014 Membership Show: Something Old, Something New, Something Funky, Something Blue

2014 MAC@20 Membership Show
Something Old, Something New, Something Funky, Something Blue

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 26, 2014 | 6-8pm
Exhibitions on view through August 23, 2014.

The Annual Membership Exhibition is one of the cornerstones of the spirit and mission of The MAC – providing a place for creative expression and vigorous dialogue between artists and patrons of the arts. The Annual Membership Exhibition celebrates emerging and established artistic talent in Dallas and surrounding areas. Each year, a theme for the exhibition is selected by The MAC staff and Board of Directors. They are inviting current MAC members or newly joining members to submit works of art in all media from visual to performance art and literary reading relating to the theme: Something Old, Something New, Something Funky, Something Blue.


Previous themes include: Δ (Delta), Trans-, Meltdown, Border, and XV.

The 2014 Annual Membership Exhibition theme is Something Old, Something New, Something Funky, Something Blue.

A new twist on a familiar phrase, celebrate 20 years of The MAC’s funky past, and help us add to our future!

All persons with memberships valid through August 2014 are eligible to submit artwork. Entrants must be or become members of The McKinney Avenue Contemporary at the time of submission. Membership applications and information about membership benefits can be acquired at The MAC – 3120 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204 or www.the-mac.org. A One (1) Year Artist / Student Membership is $30.

Member Artist Submissions & Requirements
Each artist can submit one artwork as an individual or participate in one collaborative work.

-Visual Art
Visual Art (2-D, 3-D and Electronic Media) cannot exceed 2 feet in any dimension and must be ready to install on date of delivery.

-Performance Art / Literary Readings
Performance Art and Literary Readings will be presented during the opening reception.

-Collaborative Works
Please contact The MAC to obtain the criteria for participation and guidelines for collaborative works.

Submission Criteria
Work that does not comply with these requirements will not be accepted. The MAC will not refund membership fees to those that have not complied with the submission guidelines.

1. All works must be labeled with the following information:

– Artist’s first and last name

– Title, media and date of work

– Indication of top of image if necessary for visual art

2. Work must have been produced within the 12 months prior to the exhibition.

3. Work must not have been previously shown at The MAC.

4. Dimensions of artwork, including the frame, should not exceed 2′ in any dimension.

5. Work must be ready to hang

6. Include a caption sheet with your name, address and contact information at the top left of the page.

The caption sheet should include:



– Date

– Dimensions

– Medium

– Brief captions or explanatory notes of work

– Price if the work is for sale

Drop Off Dates & Deadline
Drop off dates are July 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 22nd from 11am to 8pm. All entries must be received no later than Tuesday, July 22nd at 8:00pm. Please contact The MAC to set up an appointment to drop off your artwork if these dates/times conflict with your schedule. Out of town artists are welcomed to ship their artwork to The MAC before July 22nd. Please include paid return shipment or make alternative arrangements for the return of your artwork.

Notification and Return of Work
The MAC will provide a time and date after the closing of the exhibition for all works to be collected. The MAC requests that artists who sell their work as a result of the show to arrange separately for the delivery of the work to the buyer.

The MAC is not responsible for the loss or damage of works while in transit or left after the required pick up date. The MAC reserves the right to reproduce images of artwork in the 2013 Membership Exhibition on The MAC website and in any Membership Exhibition advertising or collateral associated with the exhibition.

Submission of work to the exhibit indicates acceptance of conditions stated above.

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