Appleton Museum of Art
Inspired Lines: Drawing biennial 2016

The Appleton Museum of Art is devoting its 2016 Biennial exhibition to the art of drawing. The exhibition dates are July 2–August 28, 2016 and this juried show will exhibit framed colored pencil, graphite and other drawings with an emphasis on works measuring at least 18 x 24" and larger. Entries will be accepted online only through Cafe. Click here to enter.

Entry Deadline:

March 1, 2016


Artists may submit up to two (2) entries
At least one (1) entry must be oversized (18 x 24 in. or larger)
Two (2) images of each entry is required (full view and a detail)

  • All US artists who excel at drawing are eligible to enter. 
  • Entries must be a finished work of art at the time of the entry deadline, March 1, 2016, and can be no older than one year, March 1, 2015.
  • Artwork must be of original design and executed by the entrant.
  • Only jpeg image files will be accepted. For each entry, include a full view plus one additional detail image for clarification.(No more than two images per entry allowed.) Image files may be color corrected to accurately represent the work, but not manipulated. Image editing is limited to cropping and adding or modifying a solid background of white, black or gray.   Photographs should accurately represent the work. We reserve the right to return accepted work that differs significantly from the photographs you submitted.
  • Work may not exceed 9 ft. in height nor 50 lbs. in weight.
  • The Juror and Exhibition Committee reserve the right to return any work that does not adhere to the above criteria. Entry in this exhibition constitutes an agreement that all accepted images may be used for promotional purposes.

    Entry Fee:

    $35.00 for up to two (2) entries

    How to Enter:

    Entries will be accepted online only through Cafe. Click here to enter.


    Best of Show $1,000
    Second Place $750
    Third Place $500

    JUROR– Alison Ferris

    A 1985 graduate of University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Alison Ferris is Senior Curator at the Des Moines Art Center and former curator at the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

    As curator at Bowdoin College Museum of Art from 1996 to 2008, Ferris curated over 25 exhibitions focusing on contemporary art including Fantastical Fables: Paintings, Prints and Drawings by Amy Cutler, Errant Behaviors: A Projection and Sound Installation by Anne Wilson and Brutal Beauty: Paintings by Walton Ford. One of her major curatorial projects,The Disembodied Spirit (2003-04), explored the curious preponderance of ghosts and the immaterial in 19th-century and contemporary American art.

    Ferris' exhibitions at the John Michael Kohler Art Center have included Mocha Dick: An installation by Tristan Lowe/Tom Brennan/Justin Richel and Lydia Badger, The Drawing Season/ The Line Unleashed/Laylah Ali, and the kids are all right.



    Entry Deadline March 1, 2016
    Notification of Acceptance April 1-7, 2016
    Loan Agreements Due May 1, 2016
    Artwork Due June 20, 2016
    Opening Reception & Awards July 1, 2016
    Exhibition Closes August 28, 2016
    Work Returned By Sept 10, 2016



    Appleton Museum of Art
    4333 East Silver Springs Blvd.
    Ocala, FL 34470


  • Every artist is responsible for round trip shipping costs and insurance during shipping.
  • The Appleton Museum of Art will insure artists' work displayed during the exhibition.
  • Work will be returned in the original shipping container.
  • Please ship your work ready to install with screw eyes and wire. Any other hanging system must be pre-approved.
  • Please do NOT use popcorn packaging when shipping work.


    Artists may not sell their work throughout the course of the exhibition.


    If you have a question that cannot be answered by the information above, please click here and select the "Contact Event" link.