Whether it’s a paintbrush, camera or clay, organizers with the Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit want all local artists to start getting their pieces ready for the upcoming show.

“We encourage all local artists to enter the show,” Stars of Texas chair Ruth Wheelis said. “Even if you didn’t make last year’s show, try again. You never know what the juror might like.”

Entries for the 2013 Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit must be delivered to the Depot Civic and Cultural Center, located at 600 Depot, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan 25 or 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 26. Entry fee for the show is $15 per piece and must be paid upon delivery with a limit of three entries per artist.   

Submitted entries must be original works by the submitting artist, work must be done without supervision, must be completed within the last three years, not previously exhibited in the Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit and be suitable for display in a public building.   

Artists can submit a wide variety of different 2D and 3D media for the show including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital/computer-generated and sculpture. Crafts, quilts, stained glass, jewelry or video arts will not be accepted.

Size requirements for hung pieces must have an image size no smaller than an 8x10 inches and no larger than 54 inches per side including the outside dimensions of the frame. Freestanding works must be at least five inches in at least one dimension and no more than 60 inches in any dimension and weight no more than 100 pounds.

All of the entries submitted to the exhibit must be for sale with a 25 percent donation to the Arts Council of Brownwood — including sales made directly after the show closes.

Entries forms are available to pick up at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce, Brownwood Art Association, Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit’s website and at the Depot Civic and Cultural Center on entry days.

While some artist refrain from entering the Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit, Wheelis encourages those artists to take a chance.

“Putting yourself on the line is a good growth for an artist,” Wheelis said. “You never know, your artwork could be selected by the juror.”

For more information about the Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit, contact Wheelis at (325) 646-7167 or visit the website at www.starsoftexasjuriedartexhibit.com.