27th Annual Juried Show Entry Details

The Annual Juried Show is the Contemporary Arts Center’s (CAC) annual opportunity to expose artists working in contemporary visual arts to a wide audience. This exhibition is a prominent showcase in the Southern Nevada region. More information below or register and submit work online.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday, March 4, 2016 ELIGIBILITY: National and international artists 16 years and older may submit a maximum of five works completed within the last twelve months and not exhibited in a previous CAC exhibition.

 Mary Leigh Cherry co-founded Cherry and Martin with Philip Martin in 2006. They represent an international roster of artists, program two gallery locations in Los Angeles and participate in fairs in the US and abroad. Prior to that she co-founded a project space with her husband, artist Tony de los Reyes, called cherrydelosreyes.

She was the director of the Fellows of Contemporary Art from 2000-2005 and helped the exhibition granting organization transition to also award unrestricted artist grants.

From 2000- 2002,Cherry contracted with the City of Santa Monica, Cultural Affairs department to oversee their municipal art collection, the Art Bank, and manage the conservation of the City’s internationally recognized public art program.

Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Cherry lived in Venice, Italy and her hometown is Durham, North Carolina.

AWARDS: Grand Prize $3,000 in award money, winner take-all, will be allocated by the juror.

FEES: Non-refundable fee must accompany each of the up to 5 artworks submitted. Submissions must be paid by credit/debit card. Fee payment does not guarantee that any/all artworks submitted for jurying will be included in this exhibition.

Artists can submit up to 5 entries. Entry fees are listed below:

CAC Members. One entry $5. Two entries $10.Three entries $30. Four entries $40. Five entries $50
Nonmembers. One entry $40. Two entries $40.  Three entries $60. Four entries $80. Five entries $100

Click here to pay the AJS entry fees

REQUIREMENTS: All submissions must be submitted digitally via email ajs@lasvegascac.org.

48 – 72 hours after submission of the digital images, the CAC will reply back via email with a link to a form/survey for the artist to fill out with all needed information regarding the work.

SELECTED WORKS: Selected artworks must be delivered ready to hang/display. Artworks considered unsuitable for hanging/presentation will be refused. Curatorial staff reserves the right to refuse an artwork that is misrepresented through documentation or is not the piece selected by juror.

SALES: All works must be available for sale, the Contemporary Arts Center receives a 30% commission.

SHIPPING AND INSURANCE: By submitting artwork for consideration for the 2016 Juried Show, the Artist acknowledges and accepts the following stated terms: The exhibiting Artist is responsible for all applicable charges related to the preparation, packaging, insuring, and shipping/delivery of artwork to and from the gallery.The Artist assumes all responsibility and holds CAC harmless for any damages incurred during shipping.

Artist may choose preferred art shipper.

Artist agrees to hold CAC harmless and waive all claims or causes of action against CAC, its officers, directors, employees, and volunteers for any and all damages, loss, or injury caused to any person or person’s personal property arising from or relating to the exhibition of Artist’s artwork at the CAC or by the Artist or persons affiliated with the Artist.


March 4, 2016: All entry forms must be received by 5 pm PST. Late entries will not be accepted.
March 9, 2016: Selected artists will be notified via email of acceptance. PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR EMAIL THE GALLERY.
April 2, 2016: All accepted works, including shipped works, MUST be received by the CAC no later than 7 pm PST.
Hand delivered works can be dropped off Friday April 1st and Saturday April 2nd between 12 pm -7 pm PST. Late drop-offs will not be accepted
April 15, 2016: Opening reception and awards ceremony for artists and guests from 6-9 pm PST
June 3, 2016: Close of Show
June 4 – 5, 2016: All hand delivered work MUST be picked up Saturday June 4 from 12 – 6pm or Sunday June 5 from 12 – 6 pm. Work left after this date will be subject to a $10 per day storage fee. All other work will be shipped by Friday, June 10, 2016.

ABOUT THE CAC: The Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 arts organization in Las Vegas, Nevada whose mission is to develop and provide a central venue for artists and the general community to learn, network, share, and experience all varieties of artistic and cultural expression.