Call for Artist


The Gift of Art

Exhibition dates: Dec. 1 - 29, 2018

Now Accepting Entries

Submissions Deadline

November 14, 2018


The holidays are approaching. Everyone will be running around looking for that perfect gift. Help us bring local art to the public as the perfect gift for that special someone that can be enjoyed year round.

The Gift of Art is a holiday art sale exhibit intended to encourage local art purchasing by the public. Although this is a holiday art sale, the subject of the art does not have to be holiday themed.

To better encourage art purchasing as gift items, we will be setting a limit on higher priced items. Most pieces should be in the sub $300 range, but a few higher priced exceptions will be considered. Historically sales trends for works shown here have been the $100-200 range.

We will group artist work by affiliated arts groups in an attempt to also give more exposure to various art groups in the area. Artists not affiliated with a local group can still submit their work.


The conflict_Rachel Smith
The Conflict by Rachel Smith



Walk With Me_Kathleen Mekailek
Walk With Me by Kathleen Mekailek


Blue Seascape_Rachel Smith
Blue Seascape by Rachel Smith


How to Enter

Complete an online application and submit photos of your submissions to:

Aaron Kays
100 N. Charles Street
Lewisville, TX 75057

The MCL Grand staff will make a final decision for the selection of entries for the show. The decision of the MCL Grand is final and indisputable.

Permission to photograph and reproduce accepted entries for promotional and educational purposes is considered granted unless otherwise indicated by the artist. The Medical City of Lewisville Grand Theater requests a commission of 10% of the purchase value of all art sold during the exhibition.


Artists wishing to exhibit/sell art in The Gift of Art show at the Medical City of Lewisville Grand Theater may submit up to five pieces for consideration. Number of pieces actually permitted per artist will be determined by total number of submissions and available room.

Entries must be the complete work of the submitting artist. Local, national, and international artists are encouraged to apply. Kits or commercially designed works will not be accepted.

Entries can not have been displayed in the MCL Grand within the year.


Art in all media will be considered. All two-dimensional art must be properly wired and suitable for hanging.  Three-dimensional art must be fully stable to stand on its own or be attached to a stable base that can sit securely on top of our pedestals.

Deadlines and Show Dates

Submission Deadline:    November 14, 2018

Notifications Sent Out to Artist:     November 16, 2018

Exhibiting Artist Signed Waivers due:  November 27, 2018

Load In & Hang:    November 27 - 30, 2018

Show Dates:     December 1 - 29, 2018

Reception:      December 8, 2018 7 - 9 p.m.

Strike & Pick Up:    January 2, 2019

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