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Rawls Museum Arts
Rawls Museum Arts "Opening Up" a Thematic Juried Exhibition

Rawls Museum Arts
”Opening Up," A Thematic Juried Exhibition

conceived in collaboration with 

curator, artist and Virginia native Paul D’Agostino

Open to all Virginia and North Carolina Artists

Sponsored in part by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts


Entries due June 5 by 11:59 PM PST



Rawls Museum Arts, 22376 Linden Street, Courtland, Va 23837



$1000 will be awarded in prizes



Paul D'Agostino, Ph.D. is an artist, writer, translator and curator. He is former Art Editor at Brooklyn Magazine and The L Magazine, and he now contributes critical writings on art, film, and books, as well as translations, to various publications on a freelance basis. D’Agostino works with MFA students at New York Studio School and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts as a writing and thesis advisor, and he is a regular visiting critic at several residency programs, including the Yellow Chair Salon and Residency Unlimited. More information about D'Agostino is available at and you can find him as @postuccio on Instagram and Twitter.



Entries due June 5 by 11:59 PM
Notification of acceptance by June 19
Selected artwork must be delivered by Saturday, June 26 at 5 PM
On view July 16 – Sept 3, 2021
Opening Reception, Friday, July 16 from 5-7 PM
Pickup of work Sept 7-11 from 1-5 PM
Gallery hours are Tues. and Sat. 1-5 PM, Wed. through Fri. 10 AM- 5 PM


Only original works not previously shown at RMA and created in the last 5 years will be eligible.
All media will be accepted.


Works should not exceed 48" in any direction including frame and 40 lbs maximum weight. Accepted works must remain for the duration of the show. RMA reserves the right to refuse entry to works with unusual installation requirements or otherwise judged unsuitable. No substitutions or extractions will be allowed once work is selected.

All entries will be accepted as jpgs through our online portal at

Artists of any age may submit 2 pieces for an entry fee of $25.

Shipped works must be in reusable containers and must be accompanied by return shipping fees. Identification labels must be affixed to the back of the work with tape or other removable method, and each piece should also have a permanent identification on the back with the artist’s name and title of the piece.
Work not retrieved by  October 1, 2021 at 5:00 pm will become the property of RMA.

The sale price on your entries should include the 25% commission. Works may be NFS. 

Artworks will be insured while at Rawls and include the sales price (less 25% commission) from the time of delivery until the end of designated pick up dates.

Entries will be juried through the online portal. No email submissions will be accepted. Entrants will be notified via email, No phone calls please.

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