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Fondren Renaissance Foundation, Gallery at The Cedars
The Cedars Juried Art Show

The 9th Annual Juried Art Show at The Cedars


The Fondren Renaissance Foundation welcomes Mississippi artists to participate in our 9th Annual Juried Show, September 10 - 20


Entering your Images


All entries should be submitted online at

Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at:


Three dimensional works may submit up to two (2) images per piece.


For best results, make sure your image is 1920 pixels @ 72 dpi on the longest side.  Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space.


If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please contact or call 949-287-8645



Artist Eligibility


Any Mississippi artist is eligible to participate.  


Entry Eligibility


If selected for the exhibition, you must be able to deliver and pick up artwork or provide shipping arrangements (packaging and expense) to and from The Cedars.


All work must be available for sale.


All work must be your own original artwork, created within the last three years.


2-D work must be wired and ready to hand (no saw tooth hangers).


There is no size restriction.


Accepted 3-D work might be requested to be delivered with its own stand/pedistal for display.


Accepted work includes:

Drawings:  pencil, colored pencil, oil pastel, chalk pastel, pen and ink, etc.

Paintings: oil, acrylic, watercolor oil pastel, etc.

Photography: digital and film

3D:  wood work, assemblage, sculpture, pottery, fiber/textile, etc.

Mixed Media:  collages, encaustic, printmaking, etc.



$30 for the first entry and $5 per entry thereafter up to 5 entries total.




William Ishmael, native of Kentucky and resident of California, is the juror for the 2020 Cedars Juried Art Show.  Ishmael has been an artist for the last 30 years, beginning with watercolor landscapes and progressing to large abstract works and art installations utilizing latex paint, sand, organic materials, and the natural elements of the weather to achieve the weathered, multi-layered effects on many of his works.  His work has been featured in many galleries in the Pacific Northwest including the Morris Graves Museum of Art (“Wholeness and Fragmentation” September 2018). He has been a juror for several exhibits in California. From 2017 – 2019, he was Chair of the Art in Public Places Committee for the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission.  In 2011, he was named Artist of the Year by the Sacramento Art and Business Council.




All work submitted must be available for sale.  The Fondren Renaissance Foundation will retain a 40% commission on all sales.  



$500 – Best of Show

10 $100 Cedars Salute Awards



Important Dates and Deadlines


July 26, 2020 Submission Deadline (all submissions are on-line)

August 10, 2020 Notifications sent

August 30 – September 4 Work received at The Cedars

September 10 Opening Reception, 6 p.m.; Awards Ceremony 7 p.m.

September 20 Closing Reception and art pick up after 4 p.m.

September 21 Art pick up, or by special appointment 



Disclaimer / Legal

Any artwork entered in this show may be reproduced for advertising, marketing, and promotional purposes for this show without consent of or notification to the artist or the artist’s agent.

All reasonable care will be taken with accepted works and will only be insured once installed at The Cedars.  

The Fondren Renaissance Foundation is not responsible for any artwork left at The Cedars gallery past the pick up date of September 21.



About The Cedars


The Cedars is Jackson’s oldest standing residential structure.  It was saved from destruction and restored by the Fondren Renaissance Foundation and a host of individuals and corporations in 2003.  Originally, it was part of the Garland Plantation and built in 1840.  Today, the Foundation maintains ownership of the property and its grounds complete with majestic cedars for which it was named.  While know by the community as the site of picturesque weddings and receptions, The Cedars is best known for its visual and performing series: its art gallery shows and Symphony at Sunset – both widely praised cultural community events open and free to the public.







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