Mark Arts

Call For Entries – Abstract National Exhibition


Mark Arts invites all North American artists to apply for the Abstract National Exhibition, April 13 – July 7, 2018. 

Artists may submit any two-dimensional abstract, nonrepresentational works in any media including watercolor, oil, gouache, photographs, acrylics, inks, prints, graphite, etching, charcoal, pastel, collage, pencil, mixed media and others (excluding installation art).  Artwork must have been created in the past two years.  Works must be display ready. Wrapped canvases are permitted.

 Work must not have been exhibited previously in a Mark Arts exhibition. Each entry must be wholly designed and executed by the artist.

The juror is Jerry McLaughlin, who has been a working visual artist for 20 years. He is an expert in all aspects of cold wax medium and is also adept as a teacher and writer. McLaughlin, who resides in Oakland, California, trained as a pediatric intensive care physician. His art website is

Cash awards of $3,000 will be given, and patron purchase awards are also anticipated. Online submission deadline is February 18, 2018.