Call for Entries: After School Special - The Lamar University Fourth Juried Alumni Art Exhibition

After School Special: The Lamar University Fourth Juried Alumni Art Exhibition Lamar University Alumni Opening Reception June 12, 2020 Exhibition Dates: June 12-August 1, 2020, Entry Deadline: April 17, 2020

The Office of Alumni Affairs and the Dishman Art Museum present:

After School Special

The Lamar University Fourth Juried Alumni Art Exhibition

Call for Entries

Lamar University is pleased to be hosting our fourth juried art exhibition for Lamar University alumni titled "After School Special". This exciting exhibition offers an opportunity for LU graduates from across the country and around the world to share their creative work at the Dishman Art Museum. The exhibition will consist of 5-8 artists, each of whom will be represented by the body of work they entered.

The Dishman opened its doors in 1983 as an Art Gallery. Located on the campus of Lamar University, it serves as a teaching facility by hosting new and innovative exhibitions by faculty, students, and nationally known artists. Renamed the Dishman Art Museum in 2003, it is a showplace that contributes significantly to the cultural opportunities of the region.

After School Special is open to any graduate or former student of Lamar University with any major. ALL MEDIA will be considered. Entrants must submit 5-7 images from a specific body of work; however, artists may submit up to two different applications.

Video artists may submit 1-2 entries and must supply the equipment necessary to show their videos during the exhibition. The Dishman does not provide video projectors. Video work should not exceed 5 minutes.

Sculpture should not exceed a 5' x 5' footprint and should not be higher than 7'. Entrants of sculpture can enter up to 4 works. Each work should also include specific instructions for assembly or display if necessary. If the work is wall mounted, the entrant must enter 5-7 images.

How to Submit Your Work

Entrants were asked to complete the registration form using the "Submit Your Entries" link and include a short 150 word artist biography in .doc, .docx or .pdf format. Art work entry files must be .jpg or .png files, 72 DPI, maximum 1024 pixels wide or long. Videos may be submitted in .mp4, .wav, or .avi formats. Please supply specific information for each piece including the title of the work, year the work was made, size, medium of the finished work (painting, sculpture, pigment print, gelatin silver print, etching, video, etc.).

Exhibition Dates

June 25 - July 30, 2022

The exhibition will consist of 5-8 artists, each of whom will be represented by the work that they entered.

Entry Deadline

The deadline for entry was Friday, May 6, 2022 (winners will be notified by Friday, May 20, 2022).


June 13, 2022: Winning entries to arrive at the Dishman Art Museum.

June 24, 2022: Exhibition Opening Reception 6:30pm-8:30pm

August 1-5, 2022: Artist pick up work from the Dishman Art Museum.

Juror: Lynn Castle

Lynn CastleLynn Castle serves as the Executive Director of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, a position she has held since 2000. Previously, she worked in different capacities within the organization, as Interim Director, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, and Registrar, demonstrating her dedication and commitment to the museum through service for more than 30 years. Lynn has overseen general operations of the museum, researched and developed exhibitions, organized interpretive programs, and produced publications. In addition, she has solicited and secured funding from corporations, individuals, and grant funding agencies. She is a member of the American Association of Museums, the Texas Association of Museums, and currently is president-elect of the Downtown Beaumont Cultural Arts District. Lynn holds a B.A. from Colorado State University, completed coursework at the American Institution of European Studies, and pursued graduate work with emphasis in Museum studies at the University of Denver.

Entry Fee: FREE to all Lamar University Alumni.

Delivery and Return of Work: Selected artists are responsible for packing and paying for the shipping and transit insurance work to and from the Dishman Art Museum. Use sturdy, reusable packaging. Return shipping must be prepaid by the artist and enclosed with the artwork. Works may also be hand-delivered.

All work must arrive ready to install. If the work is not gallery-ready or does not exhibit good craftsmanship, it may be omitted from the exhibition. Work will be insured while on the gallery premises. All work must arrive at the Dishman Art Museum by June 13, 2022. Accepted work will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. All work will be returned (or should be picked up) by August 5, 2022.

Publicity: Please note that if your artwork is selected, you will be asked to provide your image(s) again to the Dishman Art Museum in 300 dpi format (high resolution) along with a short statement and CV or bio for publicity purposes. Artists will always be given credit for their work.

Need help with your submission? Call the Dishman Art Museum at 409-880-7794 or email

Dishman Art Museum at Lamar University ♦ PO Box 10072 Beaumont, TX 77710

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