Native American and Western Art Show
ABOUT: This is an Invitational Juried Exhibition; coordinated and curated by Texas artist and educator Suzanne Shield-Polk; and sponsored by the Santa Anna Chamber of Commerce for Funtier Days 2023
THEME: Artwork portraying the early Texas frontier and Indigenous history and culture of our region.
JUROR: Entries for the show will be juried by the curator.
WHO SHOULD APPLY: artists residing within 60 miles of Santa Anna Texas (examples: Abilene, Brady, Baird, Brownwood, Ballinger, Blanket, Cisco, Cross Plains, Coleman, Goldthwaite, Eden, Paint Rock)
NUMBER OF ENTRIES: A maximum of 3 pieces per artist. Work must not exceed 32 inches in any direction. Acceptance of work will be based on space available.
WHAT TO ENTER: Original 2-d Art (work must be dry! – Painting, Drawing, Photography, Mixed Media) and 3-D Art (Sculpture, Ceramics, Textiles, Assemblage). 2-D WORK MUST BE FRAMED OR MOUNTED ON BACKING AND READY-TO-HANG WITH STURDY HANGING WIRE and d-rings or equivalent – NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS. WALL-HUNG 3-D WORK MAY NOT EXCEED 24 OUNCES IN WEIGHT. 3-D ARTISTS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN PEDESTALS. NOTE: WE WILL HAVE SOME LIMITED TABLE SPACE FOR MID-SIZED 3-D WORK.
HOW TO ENTER: Entry Directions
ENTRY FEES: No entry fees this year. Donations to Santa Anna Chamber Funtier Days are welcome.
SALES AND COMMISSIONS: Items sold through the show are subject to a 10% sales commission for Santa Anna Chamber of Commerce. We will request that sold items remain on exhibit throughout the show; but we realize some customers may be passing through and will want to take purchases. Work may be NFS
SECURITY: While we will do our best to secure and protect all submissions; however, Funtier days, Santa Anna Chamber of Commerce and the organizers of the exhibition are not liable for loss or damage to exhibit entries. Your completion of the submission process via email serves as your electronic signature acknowledging waiver of liability against loss and damage.
VENUE: 105 N Houston St., Santa Anna TX 76878 (Double H Family Dining) just off Wallis Av.
QUESTIONS: Email Suzanne Shield-Polk at Rocketfireceramics@gmail.com
Growing up in Austin, I realized early on that I loved making and viewing art. I first studied art at the University of Texas in Austin; and then studied ceramics in the Japanese Mingei Tradition at Southwest Texas State University. I went on to complete a degree in Art History at the University of Texas, Austin with a concentration in Indigenous American art and Asian Art. After graduation, I relocated to California, where I embarked on a career in set decorating and art direction for the motion picture industry. I left the film industry to teach art and focus on my work as a visual artist while completing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics, Sculpture, and Video at California State University, Northridge. I returned to Texas to establish and head the ceramics department at the new Lone Star College, Cy-Fair Campus in Houston. After some years at LSC, I moved to San Marcos to open my own studio, where I am producing ceramic sculptural forms, assemblage sculpture, and painting in several media. My work has been exhibited across Texas and nationally.