MAGIC HOUR | Sunrise and Sunset
Themed Juried Show Call for Entry
DEADLINE: Friday, September 25th

The Show Goes On
In these uncertain times more people have come to see the value of beauty and creativity. Whether it’s sidewalk chalk, craft paper, yarn, musical instruments, language or dance, the act of creating has become a way to cope and heal. We are hoping to inject more beauty into the world with the theme of this show. Magic Hour | Sunrise and Sunset, we are still seeking your interpretation. Details may change with pandemic protocols, but whether in person or online, the show goes on.

Seeking 2D paintings and drawings.

Swirling vibrant color, muted pastels or brooding blues, the start and end of each day is truly unique. We invite artists to capture the glorious magic of the sunrise and sunset for this themed show. Share your interpretation of this ever-changing, fleeting moment in time.

NOTE: Artwork must have been produced in 2019-2020 calendar years, nothing older will be considered.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, Sept 25th, 2020 | Midnight (CST)
SHOW RUN: Saturday, November 14th, 2020 through Saturday, December 19th, 2020

The Dutch Art Gallery is located in Dallas, Texas
The “MAGIC HOUR | Sunrise and Sunset” Juried Show accepts entries nationwide



1st Place



2nd Place



3rd Place



People’s Choice

Framed Certificate

Not Quite Finished By the Deadline?

That’s okay. As long as you are close, you can submit a preliminary photo, but you must let us know by email that the submitted photo is not the final. If accepted, you must e-mail us the final photo by 5pm Wed, Oct 7th. Absolutely no revisions to artwork past this point. If your work is not completed by the original deadline of Sept 25th, if accepted, you will NOT be considered for any promotional materials.

To Submit Your Entries
First, read over the complete rules on the Registration Info page, then pay your entry fee ($55 for up to 3 pieces) and submit your entries for the show using the buttons the bottom of the Registration Info page.

Important Information:

  • Accepted media include: oil, acrylic, colored pencil, watercolor, pastel, charcoal and/or mixed media. No photography. No sculpture. If you are using a media not mentioned, please email us for verification that we are accepting it. Contact: AND
  • Submit up to 3 entries for $55 entry fee. Artwork must have been produced in 2019-2020 calendar years, nothing older will be considered–you will be asked to verify this on the submission form. Entries must not have been submitted in previous Dutch Art Gallery Juried Shows.
  • Art Entry must meet standard framing sizes. See •Registration Info• page for a complete list.
    The exception is Gallery Wrapped Canvas which does not require framing.
  • Name your file(s) correctly. This is crucial for our automated system. If you are using your phone to take photos of your work, you must be able to rename the files. This may require downloading the photos to a computer in order to rename them.
    ESSENTIAL! Name as follows:
    Example: Jane-Doe-Once-Upon-a-Time-16×20-Acrylic-on-Panel.jpg
  • File Size Specifications: Largest dimension 1000px wide at 72dpi in .jpg format.
  • Artist must include in the online registration a statement specific to each entered piece describing it. This information will be included on the website and on wall tags if your piece is chosen. A written statement MUST accompany each entry. Strict adherence to the theme is mandatory.



25 | Fri | Entry Deadline | Midnight CST
29-30 | Tues-Wed | Notification  (Please check your spam folder followed by our website before calling us to check status)

03 | Sat | Delivery of Accepted Work begins
16 | Fri | Delivery DEADLINE for Accepted Artwork

11 | Wed | Deadline for delivery of optional miniature art items for Goody Bag
14 | Sat | 11am-6pm | Opening Reception and Awards Event – awards announcement at 2pm for artists, collectors, dealers and friends |  People’s choice announced 4pm.

19 | Sat | Last full day of show

09-16 | Sat-Sat | Painting Pick-Up. Local artists may pick up unsold work at Dutch Art Gallery and will not be subject to shipping charges. Unsold works will begin being shipped back to artists in original boxes.


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