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6th Annual Armstrong National 2-D Exhibition

Extended submission deadline - midnight on November 1, 2016

Over the past five years we have had over a thousand art works submitted to this competition. Each year the judges select 30 finalists. We are proud to announce that online submission is now available for this most diverse 2-D competition. We are looking for talented young and mid-career artists throughout the nation whose work covers a variety of concepts and addresses different issues and technical considerations in art.  This year our judge is Jason John.

About Our Judge

Jason John has exhibited his work across the nation, including solo exhibitions at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio; Texas Tech University; and at the Sylvia White Gallery, in Ventura, California. His work was included in Get Real: New American Painting at MOCA Jacksonville, a survey of contemporary realist painting in the United States.   Jason’s work has been on the front covers of Blue Canvas Magazine, Art Calendar, Poets and Artists Magazine, Visual Arts Overture Magazine, and Weave Magazine.  Jason’s work has been featured in American Arts Quarterly, American Art Collector Magazine, Manifest Gallery’s International Painting books 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, Studio Visit Magazine, Creative Quarterly Magazine, and Aesthetica Magazine.

John was born in Detroit, Michigan, receiving his BFA from Kutztown University and an MFA in painting and drawing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

  • First Prize: $500
  • Second Prize: $250
  • Third Prize: $100
  • Fourth Prize: Honorable Mention Certificate

Open to all artists who live in the United States and work with 2-D media, including drawing, graphic design, painting, textiles, print-making, and photography. Artworks must not weigh more than 60 pounds nor exceed 50 inches on any side, including frames. Returning applicants and 2-D alumni are eligible to reapply.

Submission Timeline
  • 20 October 2016 - Submission deadline - Extended submission deadline - midnight on November 1, 2016
  • 10 November 2016 - Notification of applicant’s entry status into the exhibition
  • 1 December 2016 - Accepted work needs to be delivered no later than December 1
  • 12 December 2016 – 18 January 2017- Exhibition dates (gallery open until 5 p.m.)
  • 25 January 2017 - Artwork pickup*
Instructions for Online Submission

Your application must be completed and submitted online by the submission deadline. Scroll down to view and complete the online application. You can submit up to five images of artwork for review. Please note that image size and labeling are very important. Image files must be JPEG only, no larger than 1,000 pixels in height or width, and a resolution of 72 pixels per inch.

Image files must be labeled LastNameFirstName_Image#_ArtworkTitle.jpg.
Ex. SmithPat_3_ManByLake.jpg

Please include a $30 non-refundable check or money order made out to Armstrong State University. If you wish to submit more than three images, there is an additional charge of $5 per extra image. Add the extra image fee(s) to your check or money order.

Mail check or money order to:

Armstrong State University
Department of Art, Music & Theatre
Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419

Fill out our online form.


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