5x5x5 Art Show

5x5x5 Art Show

The 5x5x5 Show

River Oaks' small art spectacle returns for 2020 for its 5th year! This remarkably fascinating showing of miniature works coincides with the gift giving season. Guest Juror for the 2020 Triple 5 is Virginia Rougon Chavis

Guest Juror - Virginia Rougon Chavis.
Virginia is a designer, artist, educator and lover of all things printed. Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she has been a part of the faculty in the Department of Art & Art History since January 2002. She is Professor of Art, area head for the graphic design program and served as Chair of the Department from 2012-2018. She earned her MFA in graphic design from Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia, where she honed her teaching skills in the classroom, and refined her design aesthetic as a freelancer.
Working with contemporary technology and historical letterpress equipment, Virginia’s approachable works on paper push the limits between fine art and graphic design by combining text with metaphorical imagery. She gathers inspiration from routine life experiences and looks for the irony in mundane situations, which are portrayed through the use of sarcasm and play on words. Symbols such as insects, toys or machines can be found to represent relatable individuals, emotions or events. The work generally combines digital and traditional printmaking processes, and often mixed media.
In 2010, she was able to merge her love of design and typography with the handmade through letterpress printing while studying at Penland School of Crafts. She brought this knowledge back to the University of Mississippi, where she has incorporated letterpress classes into the design and art curriculum.
Virginia is active in the art community and participates in national and international exhibitions. She has been awarded several grants and served as a consultant for design education in surrounding state programs. She has also been recognized for her leadership at The University of Mississippi as an SEC-ALDP Fellow, and has held AIGA chair positions in the Memphis and New Orleans chapters. She has presented her work at the Southeastern College Art Conference and various AIGA events. One of her typography assignments was published in Ilene Strizver’s, Type Rules!: The Designer’s Guide to Professional Typography. She participates in professional organizations such as SGCI, CAA, SECAC and AIGA.


•2D and 3D works accepted.       
•Open to all media       
•Original works only       
•$15 artist entry fee       


$500 Best in Show.  
3 Merit Awards $100 each.  Honorable Mention.

5x5x5 Guidelines

• Image size should be no larger than 5x5 or 25 square inches.
• Three dimensional work should stay with in the same size range 5”h x 5”w x 5”d - open to all media 
• Original works only       
• Open to all media       
• When/if matting, the mat should be off-white or white in color.       
• There is no color or material restrictions for framing. Framing should suite the piece and be ready to hang.       
• Entry artists are allowed to submit 1 - 4 (max) pieces
• River Oaks receives a 30% commission on works sold.       
• ROSAC reserves the right to photograph exhibited work/utilize digital images for reproduction in both printed and electronic materials for publicity.       
Artists are responsible for shipping/insurance cost to/from the Art Center. Please have accepted artwork delivered by 5 pm Friday, November 8. All work must arrive w/ return shipping label. If no return label remitted, the item will remain in River Oak’s Gallery Gift Shop following the featured exhibition. Gift shop inventory - 30% commission rate will still apply. Entries will be returned in the same wrapping in which they were received (no peanuts please).

Virginia Rougon Chavis Workshop,  November 12 & 13


River Oaks Square Arts Center (ROSAC) is a contemporary visual arts and fine crafts center comprised of three galleries and resident artists studios.  Since 1984, the Art Center occupies a near one block square lot in Downtown Alexandria's Cultural Arts District.  Comprised of two complexes, one located on the National Registry of Historic Places and the other a 15,000 square foot Studio Annex, the organization houses 25 studios, 3 galleries, an on-site arts academy, gallery gift shop and rental space.  During 2019, nearly 300 contemporary visual artists will be featured in exhibitions, artist calls and workshops. For over 35 years, the Center's primary mission is promotion of contemporary visual art and fine crafts; stimulating interest in, exhibition of, education through and appreciation for national, regional, resident artists and their work.

5x5x5 Show Dates

  • Deadline to Enter: 10/20/20

  • Jury Acceptance Notification: 10/28/20

  • Deadline for Shipping: 11/6/20

  • Exhibition Opening Reception: 11/13/20

  • Exhibition Dates:  11/13/20 - 2/6/21

  • Return Shipment of Unsold Works:  4/15/21

 No entry payment refunds.

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