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Together: 23rd Annual Membership Exhibition

The MAC presents the 23rd Annual Membership Show

TOGETHER

Where: The MAC
             1503 S Ervay St, Dallas, TX 75215
             Thursday – Saturday, 12:00 – 5:00
When: July 3 – September 4 2021
Opening Reception: July 3, 12-6pm

With renewed optimism and gratitude to those who have provided support during a challenging time, The MAC is pleased to present the 23rd Annual Membership Exhibition, TOGETHER. At a time when society is beginning to emerge from a haze of uncertainty, having struggled to reconcile unprecedented loss, a national reckoning with injustice, and a shared sense of longing brought on by sudden isolation, we can see glimmers of hope. As we come together to remember, to listen and to be heard, we can begin to find occasions for celebration again.

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 23rd 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! 

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Eligibility
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

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 if the work is for sale

Drop Off Dates & Deadline
Drop off dates are Thursday, June 17th through Saturday, June 26th  and Thursday, June 24th through Saturday, June 26th from 12-5 PM. All entries must be received no later than Saturday, June 26th 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 Thursday, September 9th through Saturday, September 11th from 12-5 PM. The MAC will send email notification 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 arrange separately for the delivery of the work to the buyer.

Due to limited storage space, if your artwork remains after Saturday, September 11th, 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 4th, 2021) 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.

Liability
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.

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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.

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GETTING TO THE CEDARS
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.

The MAC
1503 S Ervay St
Dallas, TX 75215
www.the-mac.org

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

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