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Artist must be current on Artist Level Membership dues to apply.


2020 Application deadlines: February 24, April 20, June 22, August 24, October 26, December 14

All applications will be juried the following day. Applicants will receive an email notifying whether or not their
inventory has been accepted by 5pm on the day of review.


All accepted inventory must be checked in on the Friday following acceptance:

February 28, April 24, June 26, August 28, October 30, December 18


Inventory will be labeled and displayed by ESAC staff before the following First Friday. ESAC will retain a 40% sales commission on sold pieces.

Members’ Sales Gallery


Offers members at artist level membership or above the opportunity to display and sell their work at the Eastern Shore Art Center.


Each Artist Level Member (or above) may submit one piece. The artwork is on display for a two-month period. Artwork should not exceed 30″ in any direction for display. Works MUST be framed or gallery wrapped, wired and ready for hanging. Artwork will not be accepted if it has been previously displayed in the Art Center’s Members’ Gallery. Artwork must have been created within the last 2 years.


If the artwork is sold during this period, ESAC will notify the artist and it may be replaced with a new piece. A commission of 30% of the selling price will be charged for any item sold from the Members’ Sales Gallery. Any unsold work from the outgoing sales gallery must be picked up on the day of change out.  Artist members will incur a $3/day storage fee for any pieces that remain by closing on the Wednesday following change out.


Artwork MUST be submitted on the date of take in.  Once the show has been hung, late entries will not be accepted.  Due to limited space, we will accept art on a first come basis. Artwork will be accepted from 9am to 2pm on the following dates:



August 28, 2020

*No Sales Gallery change out on October 30, 2020: Members’ Open Show Drop-off (No Sales Gallery during the month of November-December)

December 18, 2020: Sales Gallery Drop-off and Open Show Pick-up (Closed for the Holidays on last Friday of the month)

Members’ Juried Show

March 6-28, 2020


The Members’ Juried Show showcases various work from the Artist Level members of the Eastern Shore Art Association. Artist Members were able to submit 3 original works done in any media, including painting, photography, pottery and more.

Carmen Lugo

2020 Judge: Carmen Lugo


Carmen Lugo is a visual artist who works in mixed media, acrylic, and encaustic. A “mark maker” by nature, Carmen’s work often contains bold lines, scratched and obscured words, and a stream-of-consciousness style of painting. An appreciation of all things fleeting and discarded and gravitation towards evocative color and imagery results in work that often contains themes on impermanence, nature, human nature, and emotion. She equates her process to an “emotional sieve,” sifting through impressions and imagery in the world around her, translating them to canvas.


Carmen’s current exhibitions include a solo show, Animal at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, The Soul to Dare a group exhibition with South Mississippi Art League at The Walter Anderson Museum of Art, and The Mississippi Art Colony Traveling Show at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art. She currently teaches art classes at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center for Arts and Education, is a member of the South Mississippi Art League, Mississippi Art Colony, and Local Creatives Art Collective.


When not painting Carmen enjoys collecting insects, rearing silk moths, hiking, and being alone in nature. She currently lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with her husband Vincent, and her two cats Lola and Penny Lane.

Congrats to our 2020 Members’ Juried Show award winners!

We were blown away by each and every entry. This year we had just over 175 pieces submitted-one of our biggest turn-out’s yet!! Our juror definitely had a tough job to say the least. Big thanks to Carmen Lugo and our faithful volunteers working the artwork check-in and front desk.

This year’s winners:

Best of Show: Karen Roloson “I, Malocchio”
First Place: Julie Snidle “Parade”
Second Place: Bruce Larsen “Mobile Bay”

Awards of Merit:
Cat Pope “Under Southern Skies”
Durand Seay “Modulas”
Pat Abernathy “Blue Door”

Members’ Open Show: November 6 – December 18, 2020


Form to be released early Fall 2020.


This annual exhibit showcases various work from Artist Level members and above of the Eastern Shore Art Association. Artists are encouraged to enter ONE original work done in any media. Works should not exceed 12 inches in any direction including frame. The Members’ Open Show will take the place of the November/December Sales Gallery exhibit.

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