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Refuge: 24th Annual Membership Exhibition

The MAC presents the 24rd Annual Membership Show


Where: The MAC
             1503 S Ervay St, Dallas, TX 75215
Thursday – Saturday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
When: July 16 – August 27th, 2022
Opening Reception: July 16, 6-9pm

Last year, members of The MAC came together with renewed optimism and a mutual love of art to include works in the organization’s Annual Membership Exhibition. 100 artists presented work in a variety of media that celebrated togetherness and a return (for some) to making art. In 2022, our society is grappling with numerous events that no doubt occupy much of our social consciousness, and finding refuge from such a deluge can seem out of reach. At The MAC, we have always sought out ways to exhibit artists whose work helps us make sense of the time at hand. Conversely, we have offered opportunities for artists to whisk us away to someplace special, where ideas can be discussed, beautiful works can be admired, and visitors can take refuge within the walls of the gallery.

The MAC is pleased to present the 24th Annual Membership Exhibition, REFUGE. The return of The MAC Membership Exhibition celebrates the creativity, strength, and diversity of our artist community. We come together to celebrate sharing ideas, to allow the power of art to heal and unite, to communicate and to represent. We come together to unapologetically delight in beauty and to renew the joy of discovery.

The MAC invites you to join us for the 24th Annual Membership Exhibition. This annual show is one of the cornerstones of the spirit and mission of The MAC. It provides a meeting point, a place for creative expression, and an exciting survey of the art from the North Texas Region.

The MAC Membership Exhibition also serves as the kick-off of the organization’s membership campaign. The effects of pandemic have been far reaching and arts organizations have been hit particularly hard. At this time, we look inward to the community we serve in consideration of our programming, but also for the support we must have to continue and grow. The MAC offers a variety of options for members to support the organization with membership levels that fit any budget and benefits made for artists, collectors, and enthusiasts.

The MAC also encourages art lovers and emerging collectors to support their local artists by acquiring work- this exhibition is a great opportunity to find new works to add to your collection!

The MAC also encourages art lovers and emerging collectors to support their local artists by acquiring work- this exhibition is a great opportunity to find new works to add to your collection!


Entrants must be current members or be ready to join The MAC at the time of submission. Membership applications and information about membership benefits can be acquired at www.the-mac.org or by contacting assistant@the-mac.org.

Showing your art is easy!

  1. Become a member – starting at $50 ($30 for students). Join on our website or when you drop-off your art.

  2. Submit one artwork.

  3. Drop-off between July 5-9.

  4. Bring a completed Loan Agreement form for speedy drop-off, available here.

  5. 2-D and 3-D art must be no greater than 18-inches in any dimension. Videos must be single-channel and under 5-minutes.

  6. Art must be display ready!

  7. Label it. Include name, title, date, medium, dimensions/duration.

  8. Mark your calendar! Art pick-up is from Monday, August 29th through Saturday, September 3rd from 12-5pm.

Questions? Please contact assistant@the-mac.org

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 and 3-D) cannot exceed 18-inches in any dimension and must be ready to install on the date of delivery.
  • Video Art – All video submissions will be screened in succession on one 49” monitor. Videos may not exceed 5 minutes.
  • 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. Dimensions of artwork, including the frame, should not exceed 18-inches in any dimension and video works should not exceed five minutes in duration.
  2. Work must be display ready (i.e. 2-D works must have hanging hardware, videos must be on a thumb drive). The MAC reserves the right to reject work that cannot be safely displayed.
  3. All works must be labeled with the following information:
  • Artist’s first and last name
  • Title, year completed, media, and duration (for videos)
  • Indication of top of image if necessary for visual art
  1. Include a caption sheet with your name, address and contact information at the top left of the page. The caption sheet should include:
  • Name
  • Title
  • Date
  • Dimensions
  • Medium
  • Brief captions or explanatory notes of work
  • Price of the work

Drop Off Dates & Deadline
Drop off dates are Tuesday, July.5  through Saturday, July. 9 12-5 PM. All entries must be received no later than Saturday, July 9 at 5 PM. 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 June 25th – please include paid return shipment or make alternative arrangements for the return of your artwork.

Notification and Return of Work
Artwork will be available for pick up Monday, August 29th through Saturday, September 3rd from 12-5pm. The MAC will send email notification after the closing of the exhibition for all works to be collected.

Due to limited storage space, if your artwork remains after Saturday, September 3rd, The MAC is not liable for loss or damage to your work. Artworks that are not claimed by the lender within thirty (30) days of the exhibition closing (September 26th, 2022) convert to an unrestricted gift to The MAC, provided The MAC has given sufficient notice to the lender of the intention to convert and provided the lender has not made an action to reclaim the loan within those thirty (30) days.

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

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


About The MAC
The MAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization that stands as an advocate for creative freedom, presenting visual art in all its forms. It supports emerging established local, regional and international artists by offering the opportunity for exhibition and experimentation and by providing a forum for critical dialogue.


The Cedars is located just blocks from the heart of Downtown Dallas south of I-30. By car the Cedars is connected to the metroplex from major arteries: I-30, US-75, I-45, and I-35. The neighborhood is easily accessible by DART lightrail and bus. DART Cedars Station is just over a quarter mile away.

1503 S Ervay St
Dallas, TX 75215

Parking lot is located behind The MAC with street parking available throughout the neighborhood.

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