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Open Calls & Submissions

Inspired Minds Art Gallery showcases Hays County and surrounding area artists.  We are always working on new Open Calls for submissions and will continue to post them here.  Please check back frequently, or subscribe to our email list to stay up to date!  

Please direct questions and inquiries to Joy Bliss at Joy@InspiredMinds.Art

Gallery Solo Shows Open Call

Open Call

Announcing an open call for artists who are interested in having a three-week solo show in the Inspired Minds Gallery, located on the bustling Main St, in Historic Downtown Buda, Texas.


This is a unique opportunity for emerging and established artists to showcase their work in an award-winning gallery that is dedicated to promoting contemporary art.

Joy Bliss, Gallery Manager

How to Submit

  1. Download and read through the Solo Show Program Guidelines, Expectations, and Gallery Map.

  2. Click the Solo Show Application button to fill out the submission form.

  3. Pay the $15 application fee

Solo Shows
Gallery Gift Shop Open Call

We are currently seeking small, handcrafted, unique items to offer for sale in the gift shop section of the Gallery at Inspired Minds Art Center.

We have limited space available in our shop, and we will ensure that there is a variety of products available.  Preference will be given to Hays County area artists and vendors, but anyone is welcome to submit.

For more information, commission rates, and inventory requirements, please submit your information via the form below. Be sure to include images of your products and/or a website or social media feed for examples of your creations.

If you have questions, please contact Joy Bliss at

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Be a part of the 2024 Buda Arts Festival! We're seeking artist and musicians to apply for the following events:

  • Plein Air Competition

  • Quick Draw Competition

  • Festival Fine Art Show

  • Artist Market Vendors

  • Street Musicians

  • Dancers and Performance Artists


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We’re inviting all former and current students of Inspired Minds Art Center to participate in the 4th Annual Inspired Minds Student Art Show. This show is all about giving your teachers something to brag about!!  We’re just kidding, it’s all about celebrating YOU of course!  (But your teachers are 100% looking forward to bragging about you!)  It’s magnificent to see all of the fabulous art that is created in this art center.  

IMAC instructors and staff are committed to growing a community, in the heart of Buda, that fosters friendship, learning, and of course, inspiration!


Artists of all ages who participated in any Inspired Minds Art Center classes or workshops.



  • SUMBIT your artwork by clicking the SUBMISSIONS BUTTON below. DEADLINE: June 19

  • TWO piece of artwork may be submitted per student.

  • Artwork must be dropped off at Inspired Minds Art Center from June 20 - 22, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

  • Each artwork must have the artwork’s title, the artist’s name, art class taken, and the artist’s contact information (email and phone) on a label securely adhered to the back or bottom of the artwork.

  • 2D Artwork must be framed and ready to hang.


  • Submission Deadline: June 19, 2024

  • Drop off Artwork: June 20-22, 1pm-6pm

  • Gallery Exhibit: June 28 - July 20 

  • Opening Reception: June 28, 6pm-8pm


Empty Bowl Open Call

Charitable Project: Buy a Bowl, Feed 100 People

On January 20, 2024, Inspired Minds Art Center is celebrating its 4th birthday by giving back to the community that has been so supportive of the arts. The art center is teaming up with local artists and restaurants to raise money for the Hays County Food Bank by hosting an Empty Bowl event entitled, “Buy a Bowl, Feed 100 People.” Every handcrafted, ceramic bowl sold at the event will come with a choice of gourmet soup from local restaurants. The proceeds from each $35 Empty Bowl purchase will be donated to the Hays County Food Bank to feed 100 people!

In January 2023, we raised $5200 ≈ 15,000 meals for the Hays County Food Bank and handed them a check in early February. We were able to support them during a time of desperate need during financial and food shortages.


The Need: 400 Ceramic Bowls

We are seeking 400 ceramic soup bowls of all sizes, shapes, and colors donated by area potters and pottery students.

  • Bowls must be:

  • Ceramic

  • Food-safe glazed

  • 2 cup volume

  • No cracks, crevices, or pinholes

  • No sharp/rough edges


How to Donate: Thank you so much for your donation!

  • Read the PDF

  • Click the DONATE button to fill out the form

  • Bring your donation to Inspired Minds Art Center by January 13th, 2024.


January 13th, 2024


Questions? Contact:


Sinéad Whiteside


You’re invited to submit your handmade art and crafts to the 2024 Inspired Minds Holiday Bazaar for an opportunity to have a vendor booth throughout the holiday season!


We’re transforming the Inspired Mind Gallery into floor-to-ceiling holiday shopping, and we’re hand-selecting a very limited number of artists and artisans whose work has the one-of-a-kind, unique quality and superior craftsmanship that fits our clientele.


Please read through the PDF below, and let us know if you’d like to pursue this opportunity to sell your artwork and products at the Inspired Minds Holiday Bazaar by completing the APPLICATION.


OCTOBER 20, 2024

Application Priority is first-come, first-served, so spots may fill before the deadline.


Questions? Contact:


Joy Bliss

Buda Art Brawl Open Call

Win a solo show in the

Inspired Minds Gallery!

This is a high-speed painting competition set the live cumbia beats of Money Chicha. Only 8 artists will be selected to compete. Artists go head-to-head in three 20-minute rounds. The audience chooses the winner!

FREE to apply and compete.

This is a fundraiser for Tandem Arts Partnership 501c3.


January 13, 2024


February 3, 2024


Questions? Contact:


Sinéad Whiteside


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