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Juried Art Exhibition

Hosted by: 200 North Beach

With thanks to 200 North Beach Restaurant for hosting the Juried Art Exhibition on their second floor.

Click here to enter the ArtsAlive! Juried Exhibition.  Applications are due by March 6, 2018.  You must be a member of The Arts, Hancock County to participate in the Juried Art Exhibition.

The Arts Alive Juried exhibition is an extraordinary collection of the best work among members of The Arts, Hancock County. 

The exhibition will be held upstairs at 200 North Beach Restaurant from March 23rd - April 25, 2018$1300 in cash prizes will be awarded, with results of judging announced the night of the  ArtsAlive! Patron's Party on Friday, March 23rd.


New for 2018, the awards structure has been revamped for the Arts Alive! juried exhibition. This new structure will provide recognition to a larger number of artists across categories. The new awards structure is as follows:

Category 1. Painting / Mixed media.  Includes all 2-dimensional original artwork including painting, drawing, mixed media, encaustic, fabric. Excludes 3-dimensional work and photography / digitally manipulated images.  1st place $200, 2nd Place $100

Category 2. Photo/ Digital. Includes photography and digitally manipulated imagery. 1st place $200, 2nd Place $100

Category 3. 3 Dimensional. Vessels sculpture and assemblages in 3-dimensions. Materials includes pottery and ceramic, wood, mixed media assemblages. 1st place $200, 2nd Place $100

The Founders Award of $400 will be awarded for Best in Show across all categories.  This sponsored prize honors  the founders of The Arts, Hancock County.

Best of Show winner will be excluded from category awards. The award of prizes is the sole discretion of the show juror S. Gayle Stevens.


S. Gayle Stevens has worked in antiquarian photographic processes for over fifteen years. Her chosen medium is wet plate collodion for its fluidity and individuality. She exhibits extensively across the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and China. Stevens received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. She is an educator, speaker, juror, curator and an active member of the photographic community.


Named one of the Critical Mass Top Fifty Photographers for 2010 and 2014, she received second place in the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards in 2011 and was named a finalist for the Clarence John Laughlin Award in 2012 and 2014. Her work has been featured in FractionSquareShotsDiffusionB + W PhotographySouth by Southeast and Fuzion magazines and in the recently published book Inventing Reality, New Orleans Visionary Photography. North Light Press published a book of Steven’s work, Calligraphy, in their 11 + 1 Signature series. Christopher James will feature her work in the third edition of The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes. Her work is widely collected and is part of the permanent collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Rockford Museum of Art and the Center for Fine Art Photography and recently the University of New Mexico Art Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, among others. A member of the Possephoto collective, she divides her time shooting in Pass Christian, Mississippi and Downers Grove, Illinois, where she resides. Stevens is represented by Tilt Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ , Catherine Couturier Gallery in Houston,TX, and Gallery Kayafas in Boston, MA and Paul Cava Fine Art Photographs.

Entry Guidelines

To enter the Juried Exhibition, please complete your application on this site. Make sure to email digital images of your submitted work to before March 6th deadline.  

Notification of acceptance will be emailed by 12 March.  Payment of $25 jury fee must be made securely through PayPal from our website (see details below).

Image submission 

File Format: Save all images as JPEG. 

A minimum of 1200 pixels on the longest side.  Please note that low image resolution has been a major problem in previous years for jurors trying to judge your submissions. It is recommended that you photograph your image with proper lighting, a good camera and sharp focus. Also, remove your artwork from glass prior to photographing to reduce glare.   

Recommended Resolution: between 72 and 300 ppi.  Maximum file size: 5 MB

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Additional Rules:  Open to all members of The Arts, Hancock County age 18 and over. Entry fee (non-refundable):$25.00   Deadline: March 6, 2018. Up to 3 images of work can be submitted.  Artwork must be original, entirely the work of the entrant, and executed within the last two years. Entries must not be copies, or derivatives of copyrighted or published paintings or photographs.  All mediums of 2-D and 3-D fine art will be accepted. Installations are not eligible for entry. Maximum piece size is 30" x 30". Individual pieces of work completed in a series will count separately. Artwork must be framed; gallery wrap canvas with no visible hardware and at least one inch thickness accepted unframed.  Artwork must be wired and ready for hanging (no saw tooth hangers). Artists must bring stands for non-hanging sculptural works. Sales inquiries will be referred to artists to handle transaction directly with Patron.   Accepted artists will be notified via email locations and times to drop off artworks.  Coordinate with Joan Coleman for artwork to be picked up. No works will be released before this time.  Neither the Arts, Hancock County nor 200 North Beach Restaurant assumes any liability for artwork displayed in this exhibit.

Thanks to our host, 200 North Beach.


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