Cajun and Carnival

Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of feasting before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday. Popular practices include wearing masks and costumes, overturning social conventions, dancing, sports competitions, parades, etc.
Pieces should be created to re?ect the spirit and Carnival of Mardi Gras and can include masks and wearable art, paintings, sculptures, installations, and more. Also accepted will be pieces re?ecting the spirit of New Orleans including Cajun, Voodoo, etc.


All work must remain on exhibit for the duration of the exhibit. No artwork may be exhibited that has previously been shown in the Gallery. You may print a copy of our Exhibition Contract and bring it with you or you may ?ll out the Exhibition Contract when you deliver your artwork. Exhibition Contract is available at

Presentation and Display

Upon delivery, artwork should be exhibit ready, appropriately framed or mounted, glassed if necessary, wired and labeled on back with name of artist, title, medium and price. The Gallery reserves the right not to display every piece submitted.

Shipping and Delivery

Artist is responsible for transit of accepted artwork to Cottonwood Center for the Arts. Artwork must be shipped in reusable container. Work must be professionally packed for safe shipping. Use screws only if shipping in wooden crates. Works must arrive on or before the show’s listed intake dates. Shipped work must have a prepaid insured return label. Do not ship glass. Work is to be picked up by date listed for each show.

Image Specifications for Digital Submission

If you are shipping, rather than hand delivering your work, please submit digital photos in advance. Digital images are due no later than 2 weeks before the intake date of the show you are interested in entering.
 1. File format: .jpg. Save all images as baseline standard .jpg, if possible.
 2. File size: .jpgs must be under 1.8 MB.
 3. Color space: If possible, save images in an RGB color space, preferably sRGB for best quality.
 4. Email images with contact information to


The Gallery assumes no liability for theft, loss, ?re or destruction of any kind to any and all exhibited artwork, storage crates, or other related items, however caused throughout the duration of this Agreement. By signing the Exhibition Contract, the artist acknowledges an understanding and agreement with the Cottonwood Center for the Arts exhibition policy and requirements.

Pen and Ink
Color Pencil
Traditional Photography
Digital Photography
New Media
Digital Art
Printmaking (hand pulled)