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Tall Trees with Green Leaves  by Josie Cothran

Tall Trees with Green Leaves by Josie Cothran



Sep 19 - Oct 26

Opening Reception & Awards / Sep 27 / 5-7PM
Awards announced at 6pm



Exhibition / 9.19 - 10. 26
Submissions Due / 8. 1 - email to / “proofs19” in subject line
Notifications / 8.21
Deliver Work / 9. 16
Reception / 9. 27
Pick up Work / 10.28

Eligibility / Specifications

Participation is open to all interested, divided into two categories: YOUTH (student artists 18 years and younger) and ADULT.

Only photographic processes will be accepted. Work must be original and have been completed in the past 3 years and not previously exhibited in a juried MAG exhibition. Work emailed to:

Work must be ready for gallery presentation. Presentation will be considered as a factor in the awards process. If actual piece does not meet presentation standards of quality of digital expectations, the juror has the right to refuse entry.

Each exhibited piece must be labeled on the back, corresponding to entry form information.

All work must remain in the exhibition for entire length of show.

Artists must be able to deliver and retrieve work on said dates.


There is no limit on number of entries. All entries will be selected from digital images submitted as email attachments. It is to the artist’s advantage to submit high quality images.

File format must be JPG, at least 300dpi but not exceed 8MB.

Each file name should contain title, and framed image size (ex: “Night” 24”x 36”).

Entry fee is $20 for one or two entries, and $7 for each additional entry.

Youth / student entry fee is $10 for two entries and $5 for each additional entry.

Fees may be paid by check (deliver to MAG or mail along with entry form to 500 N 4th Street, Murray, KY 42071) OR pay online at our website

Entry fees are non-refundable.

Entry form should accompany digital image email, or be included with fee payment.



SALES are encouraged. MAG’s commission is 25% for members and 35% for non members. Please include commission in your sale price.

There will be no price changes after acceptance. MAG will process all sales, including sales tax. Payment to artists for artwork sold is made through the Art Market with checks issued at the end of the quarter.

AWARDS will be assigned by the juror and include the following: Best of Show $300, Second $200, Third $100, Honorable Mentions $25. For Youth Division: Jr. First Place $100, Jr. Second Place $50, Honorable Mentions $25.

SELECTION Juror will make selections from digital images. Awards will be assigned from digital images, or actual work at time of installation based on juror’s discretion.

DISCLAIMER / LIABILITY Proofs in a juried exhibition. There is no assurance implied that any given entry will be accepted into the show.

The Murray Art Guild will take the utmost care in the handling of all artwork but cannot be responsible of loss or damage to any artwork during the exhibition period.

DELIVERY / RETRIEVAL Accepted, installation ready, work should be delivered to the Wrather West Kentucky Museum (see SCHEDULE for details).

Work may be shipped prior to installation date to Murray Art Guild 500 N 4th Street, Murray, KY 42071. Please alert MAG office of intentions.

Works may be picked up at the close of the show (see SCHEDULE for details).

Failure to pick up on designated day will result in a penalty of $10/day for 30 days. Any work not picked up after 30 days will be considered abandoned.

ACCESSIBILITY MAG events and exhibitions are open to all interested persons without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, national origin or disability.


August 1
Deadline to enter / digital entries, forms & fees.

August 21 Notifications sent via email.

September 16 Noon - 4:30pm
Accepted work delivered to Wrather West KY Museum, MSU, 16th Street & University Drive.

September 19 - October 26
PROOFS, Wrather West KY Museum, open M-F, 8am-3:30pm.

September 27
Opening reception, 5-7pm. Awards announced, 6pm.

October 28 Noon - 4:30pm
Pick up work from Wrather.


Mark Sawrie / Associate Professor of Art/Photography at Ball State University in Muncie Indiana

Mark Sawrie, Associate Professor of Art /Photography at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Sawrie has taught for 26+ years. Courses of instruction have included: all levels of photography, video art, digital imaging and film criticism. He has exhibited: photography, video, drawing and assemblage-sculpture, widely across the U.S.. Sawrie received his B.F.A. in photography in 1981 from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky and his M.F.A. in photography in 1986 from the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Some of his more influential experiences have included: tobacco cutter, product photographer, medical photographer, construction worker and pizza delivery. Know as a loner who loves people and a funny-curmudgeon with a heart of fools-gold, he is also rumored to be a cat-whisperer.