San Marcos Studio Tour





MotherShip Studios presents the inaugural San Marcos Studio Tour! Anticipated to be the first of
many years to come, this tour will include artists' studios within the San Marcos and Martindale
city limits. It will begin with a kick-off event at MotherShip Studios on Friday, March 31st, and will
run for the weekend of April 1st and 2nd from 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm.
Additionally, to bring the community together and help artists expand their viewership,
MotherShip Studios will host a group exhibition of all participating artists running for the duration
of the tour.
Participation is open to all artists living or working in the San Marcos and Martindale city limits.
All media is accepted for general tour participation. For the group exhibition, the artwork is
limited to wall-mounted 2D and 3D pieces 18" x 18" or smaller, and free-standing 3D objects no
higher than 18" to fit on a pedestal.
Your entry will come with a stop number on the tour map, a page in the artist catalog with a
photo of your artwork and artist's statement/bio, and an art piece in the group exhibition to be
held at MotherShip Studios. If an artist does not have a studio to include on the tour but
still wishes to be involved, they may still complete the entry to be a part of the catalog
and group exhibition.
Each artist will receive a free catalog, map, and tour sign with an assigned stop number to place
in their yard or window to help direct visitors.
All proceeds from the entry fee go towards supporting the tour.
Regular Entry: $45
Student Entry: $35
Deadline for entry is 11:59 pm, January 21st, 2023.
MotherShip Studios is an emerging arts studio and gallery located between San Marcos and
Martindale along San Marcos Hwy 80. Our goals include community development of the San
Marcos area arts scene and providing affordable studio space for artists.

San Marcos, TX, city-wide

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Regular: $45 Student: $35
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Julia C. Butridge Gallery 2024 Open Call for Artists





Located at the Dougherty Arts Center, the Julia C. Butridge Gallery is well known for its diverse exhibitions of artists and their work. Audiences and participants of the Dougherty cross disciplines, backgrounds and levels of exposure to various arts experiences creating a lively environment in a thriving downtown atmosphere. Through a rigorous selection process involving an anonymous panel of jurors and final approval by Dougherty Arts Center Management, several talented artists are chosen each gallery season to exhibit in one of three Julia C. Butridge Gallery exhibit spaces. For more information about current exhibits and events please visit

Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas, 78704

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Open Space 2022






ICOSA Collective (Austin, TX) announces a national call for entries for Open Space, a juried group exhibition to be held in conjunction with the Austin Studio tour 2022. Open to all US residents working in any 2D/ 3D media and video. Only works completed within the past two years are eligible. 


ICOSA is a cooperative arts space that was founded in Austin, TX in 2015. The gallery is home to twenty artists whose work is well known both nationally and internationally, featured in various major collections, and who have individually received numerous prestigious awards and grant recognitions.  The gallery is located in the Canopy Arts Complex on the Eastside of Austin. Open Space is an exciting opportunity for non-member artists to showcase their work in the gallery during the Austin Studio Tour. 

Juror: Jill Schroeder, Owner, Director, grayDuck Gallery, Austin, Tx

Melding her Fine Arts degree from The University of Minnesota with her experience in marketing and branding, Jill Schroeder started grayDUCK Gallery in 2010. After 12 years of advocating for local and regional artists, this Minneapolis expat is finally getting comfortable saying, "Y'all."

Exhibition Schedule:

Submission deadline: Sunday, Oct. 2nd 

Artists Notification: Wednesday, Oct. 17

Deadline for receipt of work 

Shipped: November 4th, (Arrive before 5pm) 

Hand-Delivered:  November 5th (12pm – 5pm) 

Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 11th 

Show Runs: November 11th–20th 

Show Closes: Sunday, Nov. 20th  

Work returned: December 1st – 12th  

Exhibition opens Friday, November 11th and closes Sunday, November 20st.  An opening reception will be held Friday November 11th from 7pm – 10pm. All artists and their guests are welcome. The exhibition will run in tandem with Big Medium’s Austin Studio tour a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning two weekends.  


Entries must be submitted online no later than 11:59PM on Sunday, October 2nd.  Late applications will not be considered. Please submit all materials via (link) 

Artist Statement/bio, brief (no more than 1 page) 

Resume, (no more than 1 page) 

5-10 images of works completed within the past two years.  Save images as JPEG files, 72dpi in – size, longest dimension less than 2000 pixels.  Save images with your first initial, last  name (Example:JDoe01.jpg) 

Optional Video Entry, no longer than 5 minutes of video. Must be a YouTube, Vimeo link, 

etc. (Please make sure that the videos are not password protected.) 

• Website/ Instagram 

$30 entry fee. 


If your work is accepted, shipped work must arrive at ICOSA no later than 5pm, November 4th. Hand delivered work can be dropped off on Saturday, November 5th from 12om- 5pm.  Accepted work must be ready to hang or display in a professional manner.
Artists are responsible for shipping costs both ways and must include a return shipping label with their work. Pack securely. No use of Styrofoam packing pellets (bubble wrap acceptable). No glass on framing of wall-based work, plexiglass only. Work that arrives at gallery damaged will be returned un-displayed. ICOSA is not responsible for work damaged in transit. Unsold work will be packed by ICOSA in the shipping containers they arrived in and returned promptly to the artists in early December of 2022.
 Pick-up of work is November 26th, from Noon till 4pm. ICOSA will not store work past the pick-up time.


Work does not have to be for sale. Sale prices are determined by the artist. 60% of sale price goes to the artist, 40% to ICOSA. All work must be the property of the artist in order to be available for sale. 


Though great care will be taken in handling your work, ICOSA does not provide insurance for any piece during the Open Space exhibition. ICOSA recommends the work be insured during shipping, as the artist bears the full responsibility for loss and damage to art while in transit. ICOSA retains the right to decide which work is included in the exhibition. 


By entering the competition, selected artists grant ICOSA rights to use the selected image(s) on printed materials and the gallery website for promotional purposes only. 


Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance no later than Wednesday, October 16th. 

916 Springdale Rd. Building 2, #102 Austin, Texas 78702

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Art4Water Sacred Springs Kite Exhibition




The Sacred Springs Kite Exhibition is the inaugural program of Art4Water, an initiative to advocate for environmental protection through the lens of art. The exhibition is a collaboration between Wimberley Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) and Sky Wind World and brings together the art community around our love for Texas’ great springs. For over a quarter century, WVWA has protected and preserved clean, clear flowing water in Jacob’s Well, across the Hill Country, and all over Texas. Through this exhibition, Art4Water, Sky Wind World, and WVWA will raise awareness of the vital connection of water to life. With the Well as one example, “Sacred Springs” seeks to float a collection of groundwater icons in the sky. Art shapes culture, and changes people and communities. Art tells a universally powerful story that communicates the value of water beyond words. The exhibition will be designed to tell the stories of our springs and the value of water. A selection of 20 artworks from among the submissions to this open call for entries will fly as kites in community events and then hang on display in galleries internationally, beginning with the inaugural exhibition at the Austin Central Library in the spring of 2022.

Project Description: We are looking for original artwork expressly for this exhibition that are an extension of the artists’ reverence for Nature and a belief that the right relationship with the Earth and natural systems is essential for the continued health of all life and specifically the sustainability of environmentally sensitive regions in Texas. The artwork must be fairly large and colorful enough to be seen from a distance since all will be made into genuine well-flying kites. A wide border/frame made of ripstop nylon will be added to the paintings in some instances, giving them more square feet of lightweight sail area.

Artwork Goals: Water creates the most magical parts of our world. This is especially true for the Hill Country. We are seeking art that captures that magic. The art should be focused on water in all its forms and the life that springs from it and the efforts to preserve it. Texas is a land of many more than eleven hundred springs. Like the stars at night, the springs that dot the state are too numerous to count. Water flowing underground through rock wells up through faults in plentiful springs, which became the watering holes and the sources of life for early outposts and cities. Today, many are dwindling, drying up under twin threats of climate change and over pumping to serve a bursting population. “Sacred Springs” recalls the reverence of indigenous people and an enduring mystical connection with the source of life. Water falls as rain from the sky, filters into the ground, and emerges later through cracks and openings to form the great river basins. Many Texans drink from the groundwater that powers these springs every time we turn on the tap. As growth and demand for water grows, many of our springs have been lost, draining more than just a piece of our history or a source of water.

Prize Summary: 
Artists will receive $1,000 for a selected artwork for the Sacred Springs Kite Exhibition
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Artists will receive $1,000 for a selected artwork for the Sacred Springs Kite Exhibition, recognition in the exhibition and accompanying catalog in print and online, as well as in press promotion and community events connected with the touring schedule.


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Call for Artisan Consignors over Age 50

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The Old Bakery & Artisan Emporium in Austin, Texas is seeking diverse artists over the age of 50 to join our Artisan Consignor team. Our historical building offers Artisans a prime location to sell their handmade and one-of-a-kind work. We are seeking artisans and handcrafters who are producing work for sale in any medium. Deadline to apply is May 30, 2021. 


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Hear and Now




Hear and Now is a drive-through exhibition in the San Antonio Parking Garage on the UT campus that will be on view from March 5 - 7 2021, coinciding with the 2021 TEDxUTAustin conference: ​Unmute​. This project is inspired by Aurora's Area 3 and other innovative projects that offer art experiences outside of traditional spaces. We welcome applications that speak to the ​expression of thoughts and ideas in our increasingly digital and behind-the-screen world​. Hear and Now offers artists, critics, and activists an open framework to articulate artistic perspectives regarding the experience of consciously taking the actions needed to become heard, whether that be literally or figuratively, and unapologetically letting yourself and your intentions be represented without regret or reconsideration plagued by social constructs.

Curated by TEDxUTAustin and the College of Fine Arts at UT Austin, the exhibition addresses the social issues and changes we have recently experienced. We seek to unmute the voices of those silenced in our communities; unmute to speak up about change; unmute who we are as individuals.

TEDxUTAustin is a student-run organization at UT Austin, focused on bringing together creative and critical thinkers of the Austin community through discussions on innovations in technology, entertainment, and design.

Contributions may reflect on:

●  Reflections on communication and communication blockage with an eye towards innovation, forward thinking, and perceptiveness.

●  Comprehending the past, conceptualizing the future, and making the effort in the present to be the voice of change.


Submission guidelines:

●  Deadline: December 31th, 2020, 11:59PM CST.

●  Artists must be based in Austin, Texas

●  Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply.

●  Since this exhibition will be taking place in a parking garage with moving vehicles,

exhibition dimensions will be discussed individually with each artist.


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