January 25, 2023
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Juror of Selection and Judge of Awards

Barbara Anne Beaucar

Barbara Beaucar is a Philadelphia-based mixed media artist, educator, writer and historian. She studied at Moore College of Art and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She received a BFA in Visual Art from Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec) and an M.A. in History from West Chester University (PA). Beaucar served as a board member and past president of the Philadelphia Chapter of Artists Equity. She was owner of Hegira Fine Art Studio and taught drawing at the New England Design Institute in CT. Beaucar was the manager of the archives and library department for the Barnes Foundation, and is currently working on politically related art projects.

Beaucar has exhibited both locally and nationally. These include solo exhibitions at the New Britain Connecticut Museum of American Art, West Chester University of PA, and Ariel Gallery in New York City. Her juried exhibitions include Artists Equity’s Triennial at the Port of History Museum in Philadelphia, the Biennial at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington, and the Pen Women’s National Centennial Exhibition at the Sumner Museum in Washington, D.C.


  • Grand Prize - Solo exhibition at 431 Gallery
  • First Prize - $300
  • Second Prize - $200
  • Third Prize - $100
  • Best in Photography Award - $100
  • Honorable Mention (4 awards)  - $25 each

Entry Fee

  • Members*: $ 20
  • Non-Members: $ 30

The entry fee entitles the entrant to submit three artworks for consideration, but no more than two artworks may be selected for the exhibition.

*New membership to MCGOPA will not be considered at this time, since the application includes a jurying of the artist’s body of work.


  • Open to current members of MCGOPA and non-members, 18 years or older.  Membership must be paid in full through 2023 to qualify for entry fee rate of $20.
  • This exhibition is open to original 2-dimensional art in all mediums, including photography, oil, acrylic, watercolor, encaustic, monoprints, mixed media, collage, and soft or oil pastel.
  • Any artwork containing AI-generated images must have it described in the labeling.
  • No 3-dimensional sculpture will be accepted.
  • Accepted artwork must not be exhibited concurrently with an online show.
  • All work must be framed, wired and ready to hang - no saw tooth hangers or clip frames allowed. Exception: Gallery-wrapped canvases with a depth of 1 inch or more and have clean and/or painted edges do not require a frame.
  • Maximum Size: The framed artwork cannot exceed 48" on the longest side.
  • Maximum Weight: Artwork must weigh no more than 10 pounds.
  • Accepted artwork must be hand-delivered to 431 Gallery.
  • Withholding: Once accepted, works cannot be withheld from the exhibition under penalty of a two year exclusion from future juried MCGOPA exhibitions.

Confirming Entries & Notification

Upon completion of your entry, you will receive a payment receipt and an Entry Completion Form with your submissions listed. Email notification of acceptance will be sent out from ShowSubmit on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

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