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Houston Art Society
Houston Art Society Spring Online Show


Houston Art Society
Spring Online Show
HAS/ LSAG – Judged Show
April 26, 2021


Houston Art Society will hold its 2021 Spring Judged Show beginning April 26, 2021.  This will be an online exhibition due to the COVID 19 pandemic and is for Members of HAS and Lone Star Art Guild (LSAG) only.   

The Judge is Susan Giannantonio, painter, musician, and classroom and workshop instructor.  Susan began studying watercolor in the Philadelphia area.  Later, she studied at the Glassell School (MFAH) and the Watercolor Art Society-Houston (WAS-H). She has been actively involved at WAS-H as fundraiser, board member and instructor for 20+ years. 

Cash Awards for “Best of Show and Best of Categories”:

  • Best of Show: $150
  • Best Floral: $100
  • Best Portrait: $100
  • Best Landscape: $100
  • Best Abstract: $100
  • Best Still Life: $100
  •  Best Student Divisions:  Elementary $25, Middle $25, High School $50

Ribbons will be given for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and First Honorable Mention in each category.

Important Dates:

Entries Open:  February 3, 2021
Entry Deadline:  April 12, 2021

OJS Show Date: May 1, 2021
Virtual Reception and Awards Presentation: April 26, 2021, 10:00 – 12:00 through Houston Art Society via Zoom


Entry and Fees:

Entries will be processed by  Help in entering your work can be found at  Go to the home page and click How-to/Help for a simple and excellent guide to entering your work and Image Help , a detailed guide to preparing your images.  If you have trouble, please contact For questions, contact Sally Hoyt, Exhibit Chair, at

Because this is an LSAG sanctioned show, entries must also be put into the LSAG database.  Register online through the LSAG Show Database for Show Entry. Instructions can be found online at  under DOCUMENTS in the top menu.


The following entry fees will apply:

  • HAS members - 1-3 entries for $35 and $10 for each additional entry.  A total of 5 entries allowed.
  • LSAG members - 1-3 entries for $45 and $15 for each additional entry.  A total of 5 entries allowed.
  • School Students – 1-5 entries at $5 an entry.  A total of 5 entries allowed.


Show is open to any current HAS member or any LSAG member

If you would like to become a member of HAS, please visit our website at  Click on JOIN HAS in the top menu of the website and pay with your credit card. 

Adult /New member-Membership fee is $30

Student-Membership fee is $5


Guidelines for Houston Art Society (HAS) - LSAG Open Online Judged Show:


All artwork is to comply with LSAG Rules, and the following HAS guidelines.


  • Has been completed within the last two years.
  • Is completely your own original work.
  • Each piece of artwork has its own title, “unnamed” or “un-titled” cannot be used.
  • Un-Framed dimensions are:

(w” x h” x 1”) for 2D and (w” x h” x d”) for 3D.




  • Is appropriate for a family friendly event, please. No nudes, or gory violence or obscene words depicted in the art or titles for this show.
  • If you are a League member or LSAG affiliate, your membership dues are to be current before registering for the show in order to qualify for the LSAG Convention.
  • Entries limited to 5 images.




Artist Divisions


These are separated by primary skill levels. 


I. PROFESSIONAL – Artist’s choice 


II. SEMI-PROFESSIONAL - Artist’s choice to move up 


III. NON-PROFESSIONAL - Artist’s choice to move up. HOWEVER, if you have a degree in art or are or have been a teacher of art then you MUST select Division I or II.


IV. ADULT STUDENT - one who has painted, sculpted, etc., for less than three years (self-study) or under the direction of a teacher. The teacher may give any and all verbal assistance as needed; however, the teacher MAY NOT PHYSICALLY WORK ON the artwork to be entered in a show. After two (2) years of College Art (4 art courses) or three (3) years as an Adult Student, any LSAG member will automatically be placed in the Non-Professional Division. 


V. SCHOOL STUDENTV-ES - Any Elementary School student, grades 1 – 5; V-MS - Any Middle School student, grades 6 – 8; V-HS - Any High School student grades 9 -12. 


LSAG Art Categories  


There will be ten (10) Art Categories within each Competition Level, which are generally separated by art types and medium used. The following guidelines were written to assist artists in choosing an Art Category for artwork: 


Category A: Oil / Acrylic Painting – oil paintings and acrylic paintings painted like an oil painting. 


Category B: Watercolor / Acrylic Painting – watercolor and acrylic paintings applied with water giving the appearance of a watercolor painting.  


Category C: Pastels – including pastels applied over a watercolor under painting.  


Category D: Drawing – including Sumi-e and oriental brush painting.  


Category E: Mixed Media – artwork displaying two or more types of media, including but not limited to collage, encaustic painting and other mixed media.  


Category F: Photography – digital or film photography minimally manipulated or altered using technology.  


Category G: Digital Art – all forms of digital art including photography that has been greatly manipulated or altered using technology.  


Category H: Abstract / Experimental / Non-objective Art - art in any medium, 


Category I: Sculpture – 3D forms in various media, including sculptures in relief.  


Category J: Studio Fine Crafts – original fine crafts created in a studio environment including glass blowing, stained glass, printmaking, porcelain, woodwork, jewelry, mosaic, weaving, fiber art, metal work and other fine hand-crafted items. 


Note: Each artist decides in which category to place his or her work, with the advice/concurrence of the member league’s Show Chairman when needed. The Show Chairman’s decision is FINAL.



As a condition of entry to the 2021 Online Spring Show, the submitting artist agrees to the terms and conditions stated herein including granting permission to the Houston Art Society and Online Juried Shows to reproduce the entered paintings on the websites noted above for advertising and promotional purposes only.  No images will be used or published for any purpose except as stated above.

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