Every year, Rockport Center for the Arts hosts a statewide, juried exhibition for undergraduate and graduate students emerging in the visual arts. Cash prizes are awarded for first, second and third place.

2020 Rising Eyes of Texas Exhition Date: XXX
Submission Deadline: XXX


All student artist age 18 and over who are currently enrolled at a university, college, community college or technical school in the state of Texas are eligible. Entering artists must be prepared to show proof of enrollment with a current student ID. All media are accepted for entry.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, January 7, 2019 (11:59pm CST).
Submissions will be accepted online only

Three winners are awarded cash prizes.
$500 for First prize
$300 for Second prize
$200 for Third prize
This year’s winners will be selected by XXX.

$15 per entry or $30 for up to three entries. Entry fees are non­refundable and must be received by the entry deadline. Payment may be made one of three ways:

Rising Eyes of Texas Entry Fee
Single or Multiple Entry:
Pay Online

Credit Card by phone: call 361.729.5519, Monday-Friday, 10am to4pm.

Send check or money order to Rockport Center for the Arts, 106 S Austin St, Rockport, TX 78382

Artist Name *
Artist Name
Phone *
Mailing Address *
Mailing Address
Submissions will be accepted online only; any submitted work that differs from the digital entry guidelines below may be disqualified. All images must be in .jpg formate. All videos must be in .mp4 or .mov format. File names must be as follows: Lastname_Firstname_Titleofwork.jpg Files must be 72 dpi and no more than 550px on largest side. Files must be no larger than 8mb each.
Alternatively, you can provide a link to your collected works, Dropbox folder or Google Drive folder. Be sure your asset is downloadable from the link


  • Works must not be larger than larger than 72 inches

  • Each artist may submit up to Three entries

  • Artists must state the final sale price upon submission
    NOTE: Prices and/or size of works may be taken into consideration by the jury if deemed excessive for this exhibition

Accepted 2D artworks must be ready to hang for formal gallery presentation with all the necessary hardware as well as withstand the rigors of packaged shipment (i.e. all paper/mylar/etc. works MUST be framed or mounted, no clips or magnets will be used to hang work.) Accepted 2D artworks MUST HAVE D-RINGS OR WIRE ATTACHED prior to delivery. Accepted artworks must withstand the rigors of packaged shipment. Each work of art is received in good condition unless otherwise noted. No objects will be exhibited that might be unsafe or cause injury to the Gallery, visitors, or staff.

Rising Eyes of Texas 2019 opens March 9 ,2019, and continues through March 30, 2019. A public reception and presentation of awards will take place March 16, 2019. All accepted works must remain on view until the close of the exhibition.


  • Mailed work and hand deliveries must arrive at Rockport Center for the Arts between February 28 - March 5, 2019.

  • If delivering by hand, building hours are Monday through Saturday 10am-4pm.

  • C.O.D. deliveries will not be accepted

  • Accepted works being shipped must include a Prepaid Return Shipping Label (Return by FedEx and UPS ONLY. We cannot accept return postage via USPS)

  • Late or damaged shipments will not be received

  • Works must be shipped in reusable packing cartons

Deliver all accepted works to:
Rockport Center for the Arts
ATTN: Elena Rodriguez
106 S. Austin Street
Rockport, TX 78382

Return of artwork begins April 1, 2019. Artists are responsible for the return shipping costs of their word.

All reasonable care will be given to objects in the custody of the Rockport Center for the Arts. Works are insured while on exhibition. The Art Center cannot assume responsibility for possible loss in transit or damage or deterioration incurred before the exhibition, or after if not removed/picked up as stated above. It is understood that unsold works that are not removed from the exhibition by the end of the loan agreement by the artist/lender will no longer be property of the artist/lender and the Rockport Center for the Arts reserves the right to use artwork as it sees fit.

Artists will receive 65% of the sale price, and the Rockport Center for the Arts will receive 35% in support of administrative costs. Rockport Center for the Arts reserves the right to reproduce accepted entries in all exhibition and promotional material.


Contact elena@rockportartcenter.com