Lake Granbury Art Association’s Long-Standing Juried Art Show Draws Artists From Across the Nation. Over $4000 in Prize Money to Be Awarded.

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Whether you’re an artist or art lover, 2024’s The Fall Show presented by the non-profit Lake Granbury Art Association is not to be missed. With broad appeal for all age levels, this juried show encompasses a wide range of subject matter, media, and style. Drawing, painting, sculpture, glass work, assemblage and more from photo realistic to abstract can be seen...and purchased. All work is for sale. Local, regional, and national artists are expected to be represented. The Fall Show opens on Saturday, August 31st at the Shanley House Gallery. Don’t miss your opportunity to meet the artists on Saturday, September 28th from 6-8pm during a reception and awards presentation The show will be open during Granbury’s Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts (Oct 26-27) closing that Sunday, October 27, 2024 at 4pm


Artists wishing to enter The Fall Show may apply online. Best of Show prize is $1,000 with approximately $4,000 to be awarded overall. Artwork accepted includes traditional painting and drawing media, sculpture, assemblage, glass, and ceramics. Photography and digital media (NO AI) are included. Entry deadline is July 22nd, 2024. See the online call for entry for additional media and more information including entry fee. The Shanley House Gallery is housed in a historic 1886 limestone building just off the courthouse square. Granbury was recently given the designation of “the official Celebration Capital of Texas” when Governor Greg Abbott signed a joint House/Senate resolution during the 88th Texas Legislature. Granbury is also one of a handful of cities with a Cultural Arts District designation from the Texas Commission on the Arts. Prospectus and all entry information can be found on the Café online entry website.

You will need to create a Café login in order to be able to enter the show.

Entry Fee for 1st Entry: $45.00
Additional entries: $10.00 each
Minimum: 1 entry
Maximum: 3 entries total

Contact Email:

DEADLINE: Monday July 22, 2024 NO late entries accepted
ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION BEGINS: Monday, July 31, 2024 This will be done by email
ART DELIVERY ENDS:  Saturday, August 24, 2024
OFFICIAL OPENING: Saturday, August 31, 2024
RECEPTION AND AWARDS PRESENTATION: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2024 | 6:00 - 8:00pm Shanley House Gallery, 224 North Travis St., Granbury, TX 76048
SHOW CLOSES: Sunday, October 27,2024 at 4pm
Oct. 28, 2024 and Oct.29, 2024 (10-2pm only)
RETURN OF SHIPPED WORK: begins Oct. 30,2024

Prizes: $1000 Best of Show Award and a total of $4000 in awards anticipated.
The juror will select up to 65 images for exhibition. Accepted work will be judged as a whole and in individual media categories.  Judge and show committee has the right not to award a category(s) if acceptable artwork is not received for such category.
Entry MUST made through our Call for Entry (CAFé) page, ONLY.

Entry fee, ($45.00 for 1, $10 for each additional piece-3 entries max), payable via Call for Entry application. (Payment by credit card or PayPal.)
Café online entry website.

• Exhibition is an open competition and all artists 18 years of age and over are eligible.  
Artwork must have been executed in the last 3 years.
Artwork must NOT have been exhibited in any previous LGAA sponsored juried competition.
Only original, two or three-dimensional art is eligible.
Categories and Accepted mediums include, but are not limited to:
Painting: oil, water media, acrylic
Drawing: charcoal, graphite, pastel, pen and ink, pencil
Dimensional Fine Art: glass, ceramics, clay, fiber, sculpture, leather, metal, wood, and jewelry
Graphics: computer art, digital art, print making, photography, and NO AI
Mixed Media: mixed media, collage.
No Nudes.

Work must be original in concept and execution. Work done in ANY class and/or under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible for entry. Reference photos cannot be copyrighted. Entries must not violate any copyrights.

Accepted pieces must remain at the Shanley House Gallery for the duration of the show.
Show committee has the authority to decline unacceptable works.

In the event the artist sells the artwork any time before July 22, 2024, the artist MUST send an email to the Chair, requesting the withdrawal.
 An acknowledgement confirmation email back to the artist MUST be received for this withdrawal to be valid. No refund will be given on the entry fee.  Assuming, artist had previously submitted the max of three (3) entries if a withdrawal takes place before the close of "Entry Deadline" of Monday, July 22, 2024, the artist is able to submit another artwork, and will have to pay the entry fee for the additional art directly to LGAA.
Two-dimensional work must not exceed 44" in width and 72" in height including the frame. Image size must be 9x12 inches or larger, excluding the frame/mat.

Three-dimensional work not to exceed 60lbs. in weight or 60 inches in any direction and may require artist or agent installation. 

Two-dimensional work must be suitably framed, unless 1 1/2 in gallery-wrapped canvas is used, all sides must be painted (NOT White).

ALL two-dimensional work must be ready to hang with heavy-gauge wire attached to the back. NO saw tooth hangers. All work MUST be ready to hang or it will not be displayed.
Plexiglass is preferred for the safety of the artwork.

The exhibition committee reserves the right to exclude any works from exhibition that are not gallery ready, ready to hang or are received in unsatisfactory condition.

All works must be available for sale. Please state a valid price reflecting current market value for your artwork.  For any artwork sold, LGAA shall be entitled to retain twenty five percent (25%) of the selling price as commission. Lake Granbury Art Association will conduct all sales during the exhibition. Price, not including tax, MUST be listed on the entry.

Lake Granbury Art Association reserves the right to photograph artwork and/or to use digital images submitted in entries to produce an exhibition program and for publicity purposes. Included but not limited to print, and social media.

All reasonable care of artwork will be given. LGAA is not responsible for loss, theft, damage, or replacement of artwork, nor liable for damage during shipment, to any work while in our custody. Please consider insuring your work. Submission of an entry to this exhibition constitutes agreement on the part of the entrant to all conditions set forth in this prospectus.

Earlier delivery arrangements must be made ONLY with the show Chairwoman, Lourdes Doonan (emails must start with Subject RE: FALL SHOW 2024 To Chairwoman). Shipped Deliveries MUST arrive by Saturday, August 24, 2024 to be accepted.
            Shipping Address:
                        Lake Granbury Art Association
                        Kay Wirz
                        703 Goldeneye Dr.
                        Granbury, TX 76049

All shipped art must be pre-paid, No COD shipments accepted and MUST include a reusable shipping carton and a pre-paid return address label. All work will be return-shipped in the container in which they were received. It's the sole responsibility of the artist to insure their art.

NO late deliveries will be accepted. Hand Delivered pieces accepted at Shanley House - Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24 - 10:00am-1:00pm
                        DO NOT SHIP TO THIS ADDRESS
                        Shanley House Gallery
                        224 North Travis St.
                        Granbury, TX 76048


James R. Spurlock painted and sculpted his way to a very fulfilling niche for himself in the art world. As an artist for over 47 years in over 12 medias, Spurlock loves to pass on his experience in art to many seminar and private students across the country. As a bronze sculptor for over 30 years, he has not limited himself to just memorial busts but continues to sculpt life size bronzes that portray what life means to him and the clients that he 'speaks' for. His Motto … such is an artist's passion.  Color, value, drawing and edges,..."art is just a series of adjustments...and Life is Art."

Over the years, he has produced more than 120 portraits for both the Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas police departments. “When someone passes, they leave a hole.... (Maybe) an icon, an artistic representation of the missing person (will) help start healing the void,” he said. This is especially true for those officers who are killed in the line of duty. In addition to the police portraits, Spurlock has been doing memorial artwork for private clients since his early days as a professional in the 1970s, using a variety of media to achieve the task. Today, about 40% of his work is commissions for memorials. It's important work, something of a calling, he states. “The family or memorial portraits can be the spark to help a family find strength or regain strength after a tragic occurrence,” he said.

Among his many blessings, Spurlock comes from a family of artisans and a rich cultural heritage.  With a Japanese mother and a US Air Force father, Spurlock was the firstborn and got the benefit of the many years in Japan, learning to speak the language and soaking up the art and history of the place.  Military life can be isolating but Spurlock found that it led him to be more flexible and develop an objective outlook.  “I had two dichotomous roots,” he said, contemplating his upbringing--Japan and the military--and he simply learned to bloom where he was planted.

Spurlock is a humble man, who has been honored with may awards throughout his career as an artist, but when he looks back his most memorable and in his eyes most prestigious one was when the artists voted amongst themselves for the Best in Show of the artists attending the Midwest Gathering of Artists Show, where he has been fortunate to win it three times.
Spurlock has a long repertoire of commissioned artworks, some already mentioned, just to name a few more are:  George Washington at Valley Forge by U.S. Congressman Roger Williams; CBS Radio News and Jody Dean to paint Jerry Jones portrait; and to paint Judge Ralph Walton for the new Walton Justice Wing in Granbury.

Spurlock has a wealth of experience judging shows throughout Texas, and is looking forward and honored to have been selected to Judge The Fall Show 2024.