Call for Participation
Adult Fall Student and Member Showcase

Art does not reproduce what we see, it makes us see. -Paul Klee

The Johns Creek Arts Center (JCAC) would like to include your artwork in the upcoming Fall Student and Member Showcase. This biannual event is one of our favorite exhibitions as it celebrates the artwork created by our talented JCAC family. Without your support and patronage, we could not exist. Each student member shows such growth in terms of the quality and quantity of artwork presented for exhibition. The dates for this exhibition are October 27th through November 17th. Works will be exhibited at the Johns Creek Arts Center and may be viewed Monday through Friday from by appointment and on Saturday from 10-2. At this time, we have not scheduled a large public opening reception due to COVID related concerns about the advisability of large indoor gatherings. Individuals and small groups can contact the arts center to arrange visitation times. We are able to accommodate up to 20 visitors at any given time. The exhibition will also be available for viewing on the Johns Creek Arts Center website using the Wondergrid Gallery platform.

Instructions for Participation
This exhibition is open to all current JCAC adult students and members. Each participant may enter up to two works. Student and member work will be judged separately. If you are currently a JCAC student you should submit your work in the student category. Because of limited gallery space you may not enter works in both categories. However, if you are enrolled in more than one class you may submit two works from each class you are currently enrolled in. Only original artwork will be accepted and must have been completed within the last three years. Works must not have been exhibited at the arts center within the last three years. There will be first, second, and third place awards in both Student and Member categories. Eligible media includes mixed media, ceramics, drawing, fiber, printmaking, painting, photography, and sculpture. Please contact the curator with questions as to whether a particular medium is acceptable. Artist may include a brief artist’s statement with the submission. Work submitted must be no larger than 54 inches (framed or installed) in any direction. All 2-D work must be ready to hang. Work must not exceed the maximum weight limit of 50 lbs. for hanging artworks or 100 lbs. for sculpture. Works should be submitted as jpeg images, through email to  Images should be a minimum size of 72dpi with 1000 pixels in either direction to present a clear image online.  Submissions must include the artist’s name, email address, phone number, title of the work, medium, size, and price or designation that the work is not for sale. If the work is not for sale, please ascribe a value for insurance purposes.

Due to limited gallery space, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to exhibit all works submitted; however, all artists who submit works for consideration will have at least one work included in the show. The deadline for submission is October 15th Artists will be notified of works selected for exhibition by October 18th.

Artists are responsible for transportation and delivery of work to and from the Johns Creek Arts Center during the designated drop off dates October 21st-22nd 2021 from10-4pm. All work must be professionally presented and delivered to the Center ready to hang.

The JCAC reserves the right to reproduce images of artwork for publicity purposes.
Artwork Submission Deadline October 15th
Artists Notification Date October 18th
Dropoff Dates October 21st & 22nd
Exhibition Dates October 27th- November 17th

Artwork Pickup November 18th & 19th

There will be Ist, 2nd,and 3rd place award ribbons and other recognitions associated with the exhibition. There are separate award categories for students and members.

Artists may use the exhibition as a venue for selling their work. work. If a work is sold during the exhibition, the artist retains 75% of the selling price. 25% will be retained by the JCAC. Artists may also exhibit their works with an “NFS” (not for sale) designation.

Althea Foster, Curator
Contact Email:

Call for Participation

Summer Serendipity: A Johns Creek Arts Center Virtual Arts Competition
August 7- September 10, 2021

The Johns Creek Arts Center is seeking submissions for Summer Serendipity, an online
multi-media art competition and exhibition taking place August 7th through September
10th, 2021. Due to current social distancing required necessitated by COVID-19 the
exhibition will be presented on our website using the Wondergrid Gallery platform.
This is a judged competition. Artists are allowed to enter up to three works for a single
$35.00 entry fee. While we may not be able to accept all works submitted, each submitting artist will have at least one work accepted for exhibition. Cash prizes and ribbon awards will be presented in recognition of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place achievement. The amount of the cash award will be determined by the amount collected in entry fees.

If you have questions about the suitability of a medium please contact the
curator, Althea Foster via email:

Deadline for entry: July 25,2021
Notification of Selection: August 2, 2021
Exhibition Dates: August 7- September 10, 2021


Each artist is allowed to submit up to 3 images of original works for $35.00.
Send all submissions via email to with Summer
Serendipity in the subject line.

All entry files (regardless of type or media) must be named with artist’s last name,
first name, followed by the title (for example: SmithSally_Thisismypainting.jpg)

Image files should be in HIGH QUALITY JPEG format, images should be no
smaller than 1000 pixels in any direction (about 13”) and be a 72dpi. This should
result in most image files ranging from 700kb to 2mb in file size, but this is only

Images must be oriented properly (i.e. top of image is top of artwork) and should
not include text info or borders that are not part of the actual work. Any
communications should reference the exhibit title in the subject of the email.

The accompanying submission email must include:
-Name, Address, Email and Phone Number
-Title, medium, size, and price for each work entered.

Please do not submit LINKS to jpeg files (Google Docs or otherwise).

Please attach images directly to one or more emails.

Works may be for sale or not for sale. Artists receive 75% of the selling
price of work sold during the exhibition. JCAC retains 25%.

Artists may pay the $35.00 entry fee by credit card over the phone by
calling the arts center during normal business hours (M-F 9AM – 5PM) 770
623-8448. Entry fees may also be paid by check. Checks should be made
payable to Johns Creek Arts Center. The mailing address is 6290 Abbotts
Bridge Rd. Bldg. 700 Duluth, GA 30097. Works are not considered
submitted until all entry fees have been paid. Entry fees are nonrefundable.

Cash Prizes and recognition ribbons for 1st ,2nd, 3rd place will be awarded. The
amount of the cash award will be determined by the amount collected in entry fees.
Please contact the curator, Althea Foster at for
additional information