Gainesville Area Visual Arts Fall Arts Exhibition call for entries

Update – the show has been cancelled and changed to a virtual show. See

The Gainesville Area Visual Arts is looking for artists in North Texas and Southern Oklahoma to submit art for their Fall Art Exhibition. (see info & entry forms)

High on Life is the theme for this year’s annual show. The theme is wide open to interpretation. Artists in all visual mediums are encouraged to submit their art from traditional to ‘way out there’ – 2 or 3 dimensional – it’s all welcome! This is an open show. Original art only – that has not been shown in the GAVA Fall Art Exhibition in the last four years. GAVA reserves the right to exclude any art deemed inappropriate.

Opening Reception September 10th 6-8pm

Saturday September 11th – Sunday September 19th


Santa Fe Depot Museum 605 E California St, Gainesville, TX 76240

4 Entries Maximum – Entry fees due at delivery. Cash/Check/Card GAVA members $15 per entry – Non GAVA members $20 per entry

GAVA dues must have been paid by 6/1/2021 to receive discounted entry fees

Delivery Dates & Times:
September 4th 11:00am to 2:00pm & September 5th 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Gainesville Area Visual Arts will be presenting awards in four categories Traditional, Contemporary, 3D & Photography/Digital Art

This year’s GAVA judge is renown artist John Cook. There will also be a Theme prize, Best of Show and a People Choice Award. Local businesses will present their own unique awards & prize money. New this year is the Breaking the Mold Deaver Art Award

in honor of Sylvia & Earl Deaver. This award will be judged by Sylvia & Earl’s daughter & granddaughter. Gainesville Area Visual Arts and our annual Fall Art Exhibition would simply not exist without the Deaver’s and we will also have a display of all their fabulous art at the show!

Details on the High On Life Raffle coming very soon!

Be sure to like the Gainesville Area Visual Arts on Facebook for more updates on the 2021 Fall Art Exhibition.