Gallery Main Street features a new exhibit of original art approximately every eight weeks. All Gallery Main Street exhibits are juried, which means pieces are submitted for review by a jury panel of professional artists. Top-scoring pieces are selected for exhibit, and the piece with the highest score receives a Best in Show award. For more details on how to enter the jury process, please click on the entry link associated with the exhibits below.
PLEASE READ THE RULES AND GUIDELINES BELOW for guidelines on the entry and participation process. All entrants will be required to adhere to the guidelines, no exceptions.
About our online entry service: We utilize SmarterEntry.com to accept entries and entry payments. You must register as a user prior to your first submission. This step is free and sets you up to be able to enter Gallery exhibits now and in the future. There is no cost to register.
Questions? Give us a call at (903) 593-6905 or email GalleryMainStreet@TylerTexas.com
In art, pretty and ugly are often inseparable. A unique balance of pretty and ugly often produces a piece that attracts the viewer in super natural ways. The happy accident, deterioration, rustic quality or an imperfection often gives a work of art its specialness. You are invited to explore the symbiotic relationship between pretty and ugly or present them as individual concepts. Inspiration may be gained by researching the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-sabi.
- Entries due: Friday, March 24, 2017
- Notification by: Friday, March 31, 2017
Color Blind (ed)
A brilliant sunset with an open expanse of greys, yellows, whites, blues and more.......
An antique auto with glittery gold and black paint...or...a candy-apple-red 'vette....AHhhh!
The colors blind you to all else. YOU are COLOR BLINDED!
Alternately, how can you express the blending of our human color range?
- Entries due: Friday, June 16, 2017
- Notification by: Friday, June 23, 2017
On the Cutting Room Floor
Be inspired to create an artwork by imagining what could be left behind to create a movie or a slideshow or chosen to be shown to a wide audience on a screen. Or perhaps it is just your vision to distill and refine your unique idea of an artwork.
- Entries due: Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
- Notification by: Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
Industrial influences or rock n roll? Rusted salvage or Ozzy Osbourne's guitar? Put on some music and get out your paintbrushes(or blowtorch?) and show us what heavy metal is to you!
- Entries due: Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
- Notification by: Friday, Oct. 27, 2017