NOVAS 2018: Call for entries

Our annual National Open Visual Arts Show is now open for submissions!

This annual competition and exhibit showcases a wide variety of high quality art from around the country, bringing a national perspective to the community of Douglasville, which is located just 30 minutes outside of Atlanta, Georgia.

Artists may submit up to 3 artworks of any medium. Every artist who submits an application to NOVAS is guaranteed to have at least one of their works on display and available for sale during the exhibit. This year’s jury panel welcomes Savannah College of Art & Design professors Matthew Maloney, Alessandro Imperato, and Tila Studio owner Tiffany Latrice. The judges will select the artwork for the exhibit and determine the award recipients.

AWARD LEVELS
First Place: $500
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $150
Honorable Mention: $100

Submission deadline is June 15th.
Pleases fill out a digital application and pay the entry fee below to complete your submission. (A PDF version of the application and details is available here.)

P.S. This is a helpful article about mistakes to avoid when applying to open entry competitions. It could help increase the chance that more of your work will get selected.

 NOVAS application & full details

CAC members get $5 off entry fee. Not a member yet? Sign up today to get your discount and start supporting the arts in Douglas County. An individual membership is only $20 and can save you money year-round at the CAC. Follow the link for details on all membership levels.

NOVAS submission fee (due upon submission)
Artist name



NOVAS 2017 award winners

  1. 1st place: Marcus Stewart, Under the Southern Cross, Oil on gesso board
  2. 2nd place: Crystal Berry, Morning Mist, photography
  3. 3rd place: Pokey Park, Sea Otter & Pup, bronze sculpture
  4. Honorable mention: Gail Postal, Carmen, Graphite & colored pencil on paper