McKINNEY — The McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) and the Arts and Music Guild are now accepting artwork submissions for its Juried Art Show in April. Submissions will be juried by a four-person panel, and prize winners will be selected by Pam and Bill Campbell, William Campbell Contemporary Art in Fort Worth. The winning large scale artwork piece will be purchased and become part of MPAC’s permanent art collection.

The deadline for the purchase piece, large scale work, 36 inches or more in one dimension, is Friday. March 25 at 7 p.m. Artists wishing to submit work for cash prize consideration may deliver pieces in person on Saturday, April 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Artists interested in submitting work to be considered for purchase must submit an online form.

Artists featured in the Juried Art Show will be recognized at a public reception on Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. where winners will be announced. Cash prizes totaling $8,500 will be awarded to winners. The winning large scale artwork piece will be awarded a $6,000 purchase prize and become part of MPAC's permanent and public art collection along with other existing permanent art collection pieces from past Juried Art Show winners and pieces generously donated by Don Day. An additional $2,500 in prize money will be divided among five works of art chosen by the judge including one Young Artist Award chosen from among the juried artwork submitted by high school students.

The artwork will be on exhibit at MPAC for public viewing April 8-23. The Juried Art Show is funded in part by the McKinney Arts Commission with support from Orisons Art & Framing.

MPAC is located at the Historic Collin County Courthouse in the heart of Historic Downtown McKinney, 111 N. Tennessee St. To view a list of submission guidelines and online application, visit or call 972-547-2650 for additional details.


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