8th Annual Fine Art Exhibit Entry Form Photography Contest-Entry Form

McAllen Arts Council announces 8th Annual Fine Art Exhibit-Photography Contest

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The McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s McAllen Arts Council is pleased to announce the sixth (8) annual McAllen Arts Council Fine Arts Exhibit.

This is a Juried Show; Artists are encouraged to submit artwork related to the

History of the McAllen Area. 

 A maximum of 10 entries per artist may be submitted for consideration.  To submit artwork for consideration, bring your entries on a USB to Laura Robles to 601 N. Main Street, McAllen, TX before April 10th from 8am-5pm.

Artists may submit entries the following ways:

  1. Download “Entry Form” and fill out the form the website www.mcallenart.com
  2. on a CD or USB flashdrive (CD/flashdrive will not be returned)
  3. Submit on no more than 2 jpgs via e-mail to lrobles@visitmcallen.com.   For emailed entries, include required entry information with each image            sent as it corresponds to entry form. Limit 2 jpegs per artwork: 1 full view &         1 (optional) detail or alternate view. Title each jpeg file to correspond with     the # on the entry form as such:
    yourlastname_entry#.jpg. Each jpeg must be limited to 1024 pixels on the   longest side.

Photographs are judged by a selected panel on technical quality, originality, artistic merit, and overall appeal.  Submissions that do not comply with these rules will not be presented to the juror.  The decision of the judges is final.

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce, Visit McAllen, McAllen Creative Incubator, City of McAllen, and McAllen Arts Council are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged materials.

Ribbon prizes, for each category, will be awarded.

Selected Artwork:

Art must be mounted or matted with no frame.  Photo sizes between 5”x7” and 12”x16” are eligible.  Entries are accepted until April 24th.

Winning entries will be on display from May 1st through May 26th in the McAllen Creative Incubator Exhibit Gallery from 9am to 5pm; except for Friday, May 1st when it will be available for the Art Walk 6pm-9pm. Art work will be available for sale during Art Walk. Entrance to the Incubator is always free.

All artists interested in participating are encouraged to bring their entry or entries to the McAllen Creative Incubator at 601 N. Main Street, McAllen, TX or contact Laura Robles at 956-687-2787 or email her at lrobles@visitmcallen.com.

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Open Mic-July 8th

Open Mic-July 8th

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and in collaboration with Prelude will be hosting a monthly “Open Mic” talent search this summer. The sessions take place on Friday, July 8, and August 5 from 7:00 pm– 9:00 p.m. at the McAllen Creative Incubator located at 601 N. Main Street, McAllen.
Sign up to participate at:

http://theprelude.net/openmicmcallen/

 

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Open Mic-Summer Sessions


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Aspiring musicians are Invited to showcase their Talents during the McAllen Chamber of Commerce Open Mic Sessions this summer

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and in collaboration with Prelude will be hosting a monthly “Open Mic” talent search this summer. The sessions take place on Friday June 3, July 8, and August 5 from 7:00 pm– 9:00 p.m. at the McAllen Creative Incubator located at 601 N. Main Street, McAllen.

Don’t miss your opportunity to perform for a spot in one of the McAllen Chamber of Commerce events, such as the Food Park Unplugged.

Food Park Unplugged is a Free event open to all ages and features live performances that rocks the block in the heart of McAllen’s Arts and Entertainment Districts as the Valley’s first-ever Mobile Food Truck Park,” said Yajaira Villarreal, “Open Mic, this summer will bring forth, raw talent.  We are constantly looking for local talent to perform at the Food Park Unplugged.”  FPU takes place every third Friday of the month. 7:30pm-9:30pm at 10 N. Broadway, McAllen.

During this Open Mic auditions, Artists could also be selected to perform for the Art Walk at the Creative Incubator.

Art Walk in conjunction with Music After hours takes place every first Friday of the month from September thru May.

Additionally, musicians could be selected to perform for The Prelude’s booking team, which books musicians for events throughout the Valley.

Aspiring performers across the Valley are encouraged to sign up and  reserve their spot, by signing up at http://theprelude.net/openmicmcallen/ .  Artists can also show up at Open Mic night, but this is discouraged as spaces are limited. For further inquiries or questions contact The Prelude at (956-335-5173).

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April 20th-Visit with former MISD Student Caitlin Diaz

Caitlin Diaz, a MISD graduate and former KMAC student, has found success as a film maker in Los Angeles and will be visiting the RGV April 20th, specifically on this day, the McAllen Creative Incubator located at 601 N Main St. Ms. Diaz will have a screening and open discussion about experimental and DIY film-making to aspiring students and/or anyone interested in the topic or pursuing this career. She recently collaborated with Beyoncé’s team to produce her latest music video “Formation”.

 

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Studio & Workspace available at an affordable price at the McAllen Creative Incubator

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for artists who are interested in becoming tenants of the McAllen Creative Incubator.  With help from the city, the McAllen Chamber has created 20 low cost artist studios and office spaces for expanding artists and art organizations.  The Cultural Arts Department houses artists of different art disciplines such as porcelain painting, choir lessons and a children’s Acting Studio, just to name a few.  The studio space available is a 12 x 12 space and rents for $175.00 a month.

To apply for studio space, interested artists need to submit a completed application, samples of work, resume and a business plan.   Applications can be pick-up at the Creative Incubator located at 601 N. Main Street, McAllen  or it is also available online at http://www.mcallenart.com/studio-directory

For assistance with the business plan, set an appointment with Mr. Jorge Sanchez, Business Development Coordinator for the McAllen Chamber of Commerce at 956-687-2787.  Completed application and business plan can be submitted directly to the McAllen Creative Incubator or the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, at 1200 Ash, P.O. Box 790, McAllen, 78505.

Studio Available 2016

2016 McAllen Art Grant Program-Deadline May 13th @12pm

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McAllen— McAllen Art Grant Program is an open submission grant scheme for individual artists and organizations living and working in McAllen. Awards up to a maximum of $1,000 are available to artists and organizations working in the context of art.
The deadline for submission of a McAllen Art Grant is Friday, May 13, 2016 @ 12pm.  The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and the McAllen Arts Council have been working effectively to promote art programs within the Valley.  For the upcoming year, the two organizations would like to award grants to artists and organizations that are seeking funding for projects in McAllen.

Organizations and individual artists that have received grants in prior years have been McAllen Memorial High-Art Department, Pharr Community Theater, The Cachetones, and IMAS just to name a few.

The grant program in McAllen distributes money from The McAllen Chamber of Commerce to individual artists and art organizations.  The McAllen Chamber of Commerce  is making an important contribution to cultural activities in McAllen. We hope that these new grants will provide a valuable legacy.
Applications are available at www.mcallenart.com, McAllen Arts Council Facebook Page, www.mcallencvb.com and paper copies can be picked up at the McAllen Creative Incubator office at 601 N. Main Street, McAllen Texas.    For more information regarding the grants program or to request an application, please contact: Laura Robles, at the McAllen Creative Incubator at (956) 687.2787 or lrobles@mcallencvb.com.  Completed applications must be received by 12 noon on Friday, May 13, 2016.

Applications, clearly marked Grants Management Unit, should be sent to the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave., P.O. Box 790, McAllen, 78505.  Please note we cannot accept faxed or emailed applications. We will only consider applications received by the deadline.

Apply Here:2016.MAC Grant Application

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MAC-Grant Program

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The McAllen Arts Council supports the following goals for the arts:
* Support artists
* Enable organizations to thrive, not just survive
* Championing cultural diversity
* Offer opportunities for young people
* Encourage growth

 

One of the MAC Programs is the McAllen Art Grant Program which is an open submission grant scheme for individual artists and organizations living and working in McAllen. Awards up to a maximum of $1,000 are available to artists and organizations working in the context of art.
The deadline for submission of a McAllen Art Grant is Friday, May 13, 2016 @ 12pm.  The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and the McAllen Arts Council have been working effectively to promote art programs within the Valley.  For the upcoming year, the two organizations would like to award grants to artists and organizations that are seeking funding for projects in McAllen.

Organizations and individual artists that have received grants in prior years have been McAllen Memorial High-Art Department, Pharr Community Theater, The Cachetones, and IMAS just to name a few.

The grant program in McAllen distributes money from The McAllen Chamber of Commerce to individual artists and art organizations.  The McAllen Chamber of Commerce is making an important contribution to cultural activities in McAllen. We hope that these new grants will provide a valuable legacy.
Completed applications must be received by 12 noon on Friday, May 13, 2016.

If you are interested in applying, you can download the application here ——-> 2016.MAC Grant Application.

 

Sincerely, 

Laura Robles
McAllen Chamber of Commerce/CVB
Cultural Arts & Incubator Coordinator
(956) 687-2787
Fax (956) 683-0487

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