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Augusta Art Centre
Warped Reality: A Surrealist Approach to Modern Times



“Warped Reality”


Presented by:

The Augusta Art Centre

And Swayne Studios


Juror: Josh Novak


Entries Due: January 20th, 2020


THEME All 2-D and 3-D mediums are accepted.



TIMELINE Entries Open: 11/15/2019


Entries Due: Monday, January 20th, 2020


Artists Notified of Acceptance: Thursday, January 23rd


Artwork Due at Gallery:  February 1st


Opening Reception: Friday, February 7th—6pm-9pm.


Artwork Pickup: March 15th 


Artwork Return Shipping: March 16th


 ELEGIBILITY Open to all artists in any medium from the United States. Original artwork only, no printed reproductions of artwork will be accepted.  Each artist may enter up to 3 works of art for a $20 entry fee, and each entry thereafter for $7. 


IMAGES For best results, make sure your image is 1920 pixels @72 dpi on the longest side.  Images should be in JPEG format.  You may submit one image for 2-D works, or up to 3 images for 3-D works. Please label your image files as follows: Lastname_entry1


SALES The Augusta Arts Centre will keep 50% of the sale price of the artwork, the artist will receive 50%.  Tax is not to be included in the sale price, but will be charged.  


SHIPPING Artist must pay shipping and return shipping, or make arrangements to hand deliver the artwork in person.  Please include a return shipping label. Please ship via UPS whenever possible, it is the easiest to return. DO NOT require a signature. Please ship in a re-usable shipping box or crate.

Please ship to:  

Swayne Studios

514 N School St.

Augusta, KS 67010


 ENTRY FEE $20 for the first three entries, $7 each thereafter up to nine total entries.


JUROR Josh Novak, MFA

Josh Novak is a ceramic artist and educator from Omaha, NE. Graduating from Fort Hays State University with his MFA in Art in 2015, and immediately began teaching at his alma matter as an adjunct. In 2017, he traveled to Amman, Jordan where he educated future creatives, taught art workshops, collaborated with local artists, and exhibited work until July 2019. Josh is currently teaching Ceramics and 3D at Crowder Community College in Neosho, MO. Alongside his teaching, Josh is also the curator for the Longwell Museum.  


Exhibiting in both national and international exhibitions, most notably, Government Cheese: Addiction, Poverty, and Violence  at Lillstreet Art Center, 2016, curated by Roberto Lugo, FACTORY “In the Margin”,  an international exhibit and festival at the National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman, Jordan and a solo exhibition Departure at Daghlise Gallery, 2019, in Amman, Jordan.


Brief statement of work:

Studying the obsessive desires of individuals in their frail attempts at achieving wholeness through addictive impulses and actions, I stand to expose and replicate the fleeting ecstasy through ceramic sculpture. Garishly glazed and decorated, these figurative works represent a congealing of experiences and emotions that virtually evolve before the viewers eyes. Fragmented and broken these sculptures attempt to communicate the universal sense of isolation caused by compulsive habits due the unrelenting demands of modern life. Juxtaposing academic drawing and rendering with impulsive and chaotic mark making, these sculptures show the nature of an individual grappling internally with their immediate desires and rejection of pain.



Awards The following awards will be presented.  At this time, we are not offering cash prizes, only ribbons.

Best of Show

1st Honorable Mention

2nd Honorable Mention

3rd Honorable Mention


The Randy Higbee Gallery will be awarding three $100 awards good for merchandise on the website. Jean Stern, Senior Curator of California Impressionism at The Institute and Museum of California Art University of California, Irvine, will be choosing these three Gallery Awards. 


Questions If you have any additional questions, please contact Ryan Swayne, executive director of the Augusta Art Centre at:


*The Augusta Arts Centre reserves the right to reproduce any images, names, and likenesses for the purpose of promoting this show and conducting sales.

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