we want you

We are thrilled that you are interested in having your art for show and sale at Cultivate 7TWELVE.  Please click here to access our current application for submission.

June: Submissions due by 5/20/18

“Abstracts: The language of Abstraction”

Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, color, and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. Any size or medium is acceptable; however, we’d prefer the pieces to be larger in size. Each painting selected must demonstrate a knowledge of the underlying principles of abstract painting and have an interesting or compelling concept behind the piece. And as with all our exhibitions, to qualify, it must be of a professional quality and must fit the overall look and concept of the exhibition.

July: Submissions due by 6/22/18

“Pop Art! The relationship between Pop and Comic Art”

In partnership with CTAC (Central Texas Artist Collective) this exhibition will explore Pop art and its relationship to comic art. How they influence, and play off one another. The piece can be a painting or collage of any medium and any size. We are looking for a few big pieces to be the centerpiece of the exhibit. We are looking for a Few dynamic pop art pieces and many different comic art pieces. And as with all our exhibitions, to qualify, it must be of a professional quality and must fit the overall look and concept of the exhibition.

August: Submissions due by 7/22/18

“Annual Portraits Exhibition”

This will be the first of a yearly exhibition of portraits done by local artists. This year’s theme was inspired by Aristotle's Virtues: Prudence, Temperance, Courage, and Justice. I’d like you to answer this question for yourself, which attributes make up a virtuous person? Do you agree with Aristotle? What do you think makes a person virtuous? Wisdom, love, patience, kindness... The first part of the challenge will be to paint the portrait of a well-known person of virtue, it can be someone living or dead. The second part of the challenge will be to paint them in the style of a popular movement in art history (see the list below of possible movements) Then write a couple of paragraphs about why you’d like to paint this person and what movement/style that you’d like to them paint it in (Please include a few pieces of your own work in any style) with your application. If you are selected, we will send you further instructions. Acceptable movements include: expressionism, surrealism, impressionist, Art Nuovo, Futurism, post impressionism, avant-Garde, Baroque, Romanticism, Constructionism, and Pointillism. And as with all our exhibitions, to qualify, it must be of a professional quality and must fit the overall look and concept of the exhibition.

September: Submissions due by 8/22/18

“Street Art: This is where I draw the line”, where do you draw the line?”

This will be a Street Art “Style” exhibition inspired by Banksy’s “This is where I draw the line”. Your piece of art should answer the question: where do you draw the line? To be considered all entries must have a message or make a statement about the sociopolitical, economic, or cultural issues of our day. They must be tasteful, we will not except pieces that are crude or erotic in nature. These are the mediums and/or styles that we are looking for: Mural (spray-paint), stencil, wheat paste posters, sculptural or screen-printed projects. We are aware that Street Art as it is defined is by its very nature impermanent and we are asking that you make permanent art. Our goal is to capture the essence of this impermeant in a fixed space. Just like Banksy’s piece, that was salvaged from the side of a bed and breakfast in S.F just before it was about to be painted over. His piece is now framed and ironically displayed in galleries and places of business as opposed to its original location on the street as it were. It is our hope to comment and emulate this very interesting phenomenon. And as with all our exhibitions, to qualify, it must be of a professional quality and must fit the overall look and concept of the exhibition.


shop sales

Cultivate 7TWELVE is proud to run a retail outlet offering a selection of Waco's finest art and artisans work.  We are always interested in expanding our offerings.  We currently are taking ceramics, jewelry, stationary, photographic prints, art prints, leather goods, accessories, and a limited selection of clothing.  We are also always open to suggestions!  Please contact Rebekah Hagman at waco7twelve@gmail.com or call us at 254-401-1443.


Party here

Do you have a special event or reception coming up?  Cultivate 7TWELVE offers offers meeting space, classroom space, and event space available 7 days a week.  Please contact Rebekah Hagman at waco7twelve@gmail.com or call us at 254-401-1443 for more information and rates.