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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 Sinéad Whiteside at Sinead@InspiredMinds.Art.


We’re inviting all former and current students of Inspired Minds Art Center to be a part of the 3rd Annual Inspired Minds Student Art Show.

When we opened the art center doors in February 2020, we had no idea what the next two years had in store for all of us and just how vital the arts would be in keeping so many of us sane and connected. Thank you for continuing to create art with us! It’s because of YOU that Inspired Minds Art Center is still here in 2023. So, it’s time to celebrate YOU, your creativity, and your love of the arts!


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: MAY 24

  • ONE piece of artwork may be submitted per student.

  • Artwork must be dropped off at Inspired Minds Art Center from May 25 - 27, 1:00pm - 5:00pm

  • 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.

  • Artwork is for display only. Artwork is NOT FOR SALE.


  • Submission Deadline: May 24th, 2023

  • Drop off Artwork: May 25-27, 1pm-5pm, 2023

  • Gallery Exhibit: June 3 - July 1, 2023

  • Opening Reception: June 3, 3pm-5pm, 2023

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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 Art for All Scholarships and Free Community Art Programs.


January 27, 2023


February 11, 2023


Questions? Contact:


Sinéad Whiteside


Charitable Project: Buy a Bowl, Feed 100 People

On January 21st, 2023, Inspired Minds Art Center is celebrating its 3rd 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 $25 Empty Bowl purchase will be donated directly to the Hays County Food Bank to feed 100 people!

In January 2022, we raised $4500 ≈ 18,000 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, 2022.


January 13th, 2023


Questions? Contact:


Sinéad Whiteside


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Festival Art Show
September 17, 2022
Buda Welcome Center, 303 N. Main Street, Buda, TX


Open to artists of all mediums! Display and sell your artwork in the Official Festival Art Show located inside of the Buda Welcome Center on Saturday, September 17 from 9:30am-5pm with the opportunity to win the Judge's Choice Award and the People's Choice Award!


This is a juried exhibit open to artists of all mediums for artwork created prior to the Buda Plein Air Art Festival. Artists must submit a portfolio of 3 works of art in any medium to be juried. A link to upload images will be provided in the follow-up Registration Email. If selected artists may display up to two works of art for the Festival Art Show. Artists will be notified of acceptance within 5 days of submission date.


Artist Registration Fees And Discounts​

  • $35 Early Bird Registration - DEADLINE Aug 7

  • $50 Standard Registration - DEADLINE Sept. 1


Artists of any medium who are ages 18+



  • Judge's Choice Gift Basket

  • People's Choice Gift Basket



You’re invited to submit your handmade art and crafts to the 2022 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 Bizarre by completing the APPLICATION.


OCTOBER 23TH, 2022

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


Questions? Contact:


Jessica Mason


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