Dates to Remember:
Deadline for Entries: Postmark– March 1, 2024
Notification of Acceptance: April 15, 2024
Delivery of accepted works: By May 11, 2024
Public Reception: June 15, 2024
Exhibition Dates: May 21-July 25
Pick Up Dates: July 27-August 3
- 1st place – $600
- 2nd place – $400
- 3rd place – $200
How To Apply
Entries are accepted online using the link below.
- Artists living within a 250-mile radius of New Castle
- Age 18+
- Original work completed within the last three years and not previously exhibited at the Hoyt
- Most media considered. No video or installation.
- Work cannot exceed 150 lbs or 48” in any direction
- Work must be professionally prepared for display. 2D pieces must be wired and framed. Works on paper must be protected by glass. Special display instructions should be clearly noted.
$35.00 for one entry ($25.00 for Hoyt Members) and $10.00 for each additional entry. Entry fees are collected with submissions through our online portal. (entry fee is non-refundable)
Not all works will be accepted into the show. You will be notified if your works have been accepted by April 15, 2024.
Delivery and Shipping
Accepted works must be received at the Hoyt by May 11, 2024. Artists are responsible for delivery and pick up of all works. Work can be picked up in person on July 27-August 3 . Return shipping instructions must be included for works shipped.
Sales are encouraged. A commission of 30% will be charged on all sales resulting from the exhibition, please price accordingly. Checks are issued within 30 days of the exhibition’s close. All works not for sale must be clearly marked NFS.
Meet the Juror
Juana Williams is the Associate Curator of African-American Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts. She previously served as the Director of Exhibitions at Library Street Collective and as Adjunct Faculty in Art History at Wayne State University. Prior, she was the Exhibitions Curator at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts and held multiple positions at various art institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the Wayne State University Art Department Gallery, and the Elaine L. Jacobs Gallery. She was also the 2021 Art Mile and Independent Curators International Inaugural Curatorial Fellow and a Spring 2022 Black Embodiments Studio Arts Writing Intensive Fellow.
Her curatorial practice predominantly focuses on deconstructing cultural and social issues, transgressing traditional boundaries of art criticism and curation, and countering anti-blackness within the arts. Williams is passionate about engaging communities, elevating diverse voices, and giving a platform to artists for innovative expression. She also persistently advocates for supporting artists and preserving art-centered spaces.
Williams has guest-curated exhibitions at several galleries and museums featuring a roster of artists at various stages of their careers including Wangechi Mutu, Charles Alston, Devan Shimoyama, Mavis Pusey, and Elizabeth Catlett, to name a few. She has also presented lectures at numerous venues and contributed to multiple exhibition catalogues.
She holds a BA in Art and an MA in Art History, both from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.