ccan 2020

call for entry

Download the 2020 CCAN Prospectus here

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!  The Center for Contemporary Arts is excited to announce our fourth National Juried Art Competition: CCAN 2020!


The field of interest for this competition includes painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, digital and fiber arts. This competition will be national as well as local in its reach. Dallas/Fort Worth-based painter and academic, Thomas Motley has agreed to be our judge for this exciting competition for 2020.


Not only can we boast a nationally-known artist as our judge, but we will be presenting cash prizes that range from $500 per category to $1500 for best of show. We are very excited about bringing a competition of this caliber to the Center for Contemporary Arts and to Abilene. 


Be a part of this wonderful opportunity to have your art presented at the Center for Contemporary Arts Breed Gallery!

Application Deadline: September 19, 2020

Contact Us

Phone: 325.677.8389

Thank you to these supporters:

Abilene Cultural Affairs Council

Dian Graves Owen Foundation

Legett and Kickapoo Foundations

Robison Excelsior Foundation

Texas Commission on the Arts

Community Foundation of Abilene

David and Sindy Durham

Mike and Julie Denny

Weatherl & Associates

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The Center for Contemporary Arts

220 Cypress Street

Abilene, Texas 79601


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