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Prospectus and Entry 

a national call for art works on paper

The deadline to enter has passed.

Thanks to all who entered the Paper Works call. 

The juror's selections will be emailed on June 25th , 2018

and the exhibit is July 24th – August 31st, 2018. 

An on line gallery will follow.

$500  1st Prize Award

Three $100 Honorable Mention Awards

Awagami Paper Award *

Purchase Award

Exhibit:  July 24th – August 31st, 2018

 Entry Deadline:  June 15th, 2018

Hosted by

M S Rezny Studio/Gallery   Lexington Distillery District

903 Manchester Street, Suite 170  Lexington, KY  40508

A majority of all artworks begin with a piece of paper, a sketch, a drawing, perhaps a 3D model.  This juried competition will look at art on paper as the finished product. The paper can be drawn on, painted, printed, folded, or sculpted.

This is an open call in any medium, traditional and non-traditional, but paper must be at least 50% of the finished artwork. Accepted mediums include but are not limited to: drawing, printmaking, artists books, handmade paper, collage, paper sculptures, and hand-made paper.

Accepted artworks do not need to be traditionally framed but may be displayed with magnets, clips or pins.

Artist will provide any non-traditional hardware necessary to display artwork.

*“Awagami Paper Award 50” sheets of Awagami Editioning paper and a Creative Washi Pack of assorted decorative papers a $300 value

Juror: Doug StapletonAssociate Curator of Art, Illinois State Museum

Doug Stapleton is an artist, curator and educator. “Visually I respond to the operatic shimmer, sparkle, and complexity—the grandly narrated spectacle—that is the history of western art…”  



Each artist may submit up to five artworks.  There is a $25 entry fee for the first three images and $5 for each additional image

 To enter online follow this  link  

“Paper Works” Calendar

June 15th, 2018 – Submissions and entry fee due.

June 25th, 2018-- Notification of accepted works.

July 16th-20th, 2018– Delivery of accepted artwork to the gallery. (Hand delivery times: noon to 5 PM) 

July 24th, 2018- Exhibit opens

August 3rd, 2018—Opening reception and announcement of winners

August 31st, 2018 – Exhibit closes

September 3rd – 7th , 2018-- Unsold works returned to artists– Hand delivered works can be picked up.  Noon to 5 pm

To enter online follow this  link


Artists wishing to enter via mail may send money order for $25 for the first three images, $5.00 for each additional image, along with a CD with jpeg image between 1-2MB of each artwork and a corresponding list with the artist name, title, size and medium to:


M S Rezny Studio/Gallery

P.O. Box 4714

Lexington, KY  40544

Attn: Paper Works



·    Please note:  all works submitted must be for sale.  This is a commercial space and the opening for the exhibition will be July 24th with the artists reception and awards August 3rd, 2018.   The exhibit will publicized locally and regionally.  The gallery will only take a 40% commission for works sold.

  • The artist grants permission to the M S Rezny Studio/Gallery to reproduce entries for the purposes of publicity, internet use and record keeping.

  • Works will be insured for the wholesale price while in possession of the gallery.  Shipping insurance is the responsibility of the artist.

  • Accepted artworks do not need to be traditionally framed but may be displayed with magnets, clips or pins. Artist must provide any non-traditional hardware necessary to display artwork. Fragile or precious materials that cannot withstand normal handling and storage will not be accepted.

  • The artist is responsible for funding the return shipment of art work. 


An entry to this exhibition constitutes full agreement on the part of the artist to all conditions outlined in this proposal, and guarantees that work entered will be available for exhibition.

M S Rezny Studio/Gallery reserves the right to eliminate (upon receipt) any entry that:

  • Differs from the submitted images

  • Is presented in a substandard way

  • Requires extraordinary installation

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