Center Place Square's Off National Contemporary Competition & Exhibition
Center Place Square's Off National Contemporary Competition & Exhibition

Center Place Square's Off National Contemporary Competition & Exhibition

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619 Vonderburg Drive

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Brandon, FL

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Center Place Square's Off - National Contemporary Competition & Exhibition - January 20 - February 28, 2017

As Center Place Fine Arts celebrates our 40th year as a not-for-profit arts and cultural center we proudly present:
Center Place Square's Off.

Square off against fellow artists with our new trend-setting, contemporary exhibition.  Think outside of the BOX, as you create a unique "SQUARE" piece of art.

To be considered for the 2017 exhibition, entries must be received by September 30, 2016.   

There is a $35 non-refundable fee for up to (3) entries. 

Center Place Fine Arts will provide Juror Awards in the amounts of $500, $250, $100 and $50.  Winners will be determined by the juror, on site.

Winners will be announced at the artist reception, February 24, 2017 from 6—8 pm.

About the Juror

Elizabeth Kozlowski  is an independent curator and has over 12 years of curatorial and gallery experience with a specialty in contemporary ceramics.  Her most recent exhibition, The WildLIFE Project, is traveling nationally and debuted at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in the fall of 2015.  Prior to joining HCCC as Curator, Kozlowski served as the Windgate Curatorial Fellow at Arizona State University Art Museum.  During her time at ASUAM she co-curated, Crafting A Continuum, Rethinking Contemporary Craft, which traveled to art institutions across the United States for two years.

In 2010 she organized two major exhibitions for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference.  She has also acted as Assistant Preparator for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and as the Gallery Director for Florida CraftArt.  Kozlowski has a Masters with Honors in Museum Studies through the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University and a BFA from Florida Atlantic University.


Digital images and file labeling:

We have received numerous inquires and want to clarify our guidelines for digital image submissions.

We have asked for a minimum of 300dpi at 1200 x 1800 pixels (4 x 8 inches). This is standard media print size.  If your image does not contain a border, you may submit images at 300dpi and 1800 x 1800 pixels (8 x 8 inches) to ensure the highest quality image. We hope this answers your questions and look forward to your submissions.

Digital images must be labeled as follows:
Example: Smith_A_thelanding_acrylic.jpg

Digital images must be emailed to: by September 30, 2016 at 5 pm.

Size & Framing Limitations:

Framed works must not exceed  15”x 15”  and be able to hang on the exhibit wall.  Weight Limit: 5 pounds.  ALL FRAMES must be black, smooth, with no carvings or details, and all work must be wired for hanging.  Minimum size 5”x 5”.  All Artwork must be SQUARE.    Accepted media examples include: oil, acrylic, watercolor, fiber, clay, etc.  (NO digital artwork - transfer, prints, or lithographs)  2D work must be framed and wired for hanging.  Works on paper should be under plexiglass.  Gallery wrap canvas must have screw eyes between the stretchers and hang flat on the wall.  NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS.

September 30, 2016

Deadline for acceptance of entry materials via mail and email:

October 15, 2016
All entries are juried.

November 15,  2016
Notification forms are mailed to all artists.

January 6,  2017 at 5 pm
Shipped and hand delivered pieces are due at Center Place Fine Arts.

Friday, February 24, 2017
Opening reception 6—8 pm
Awards presented at 6:30 pm.

On exhibit Jan. 20—Feb. 28, 2017
Gallery Hours Mon-Fri 9 am—5 pm

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