In 1992 the Irene Rosenzweig Foundation established the Irene Rosenzweig Exhibition Fund with the Arts & Science Center Endowment Fund, Inc. Proceeds from the fund sponsor the Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Exhibition and purchase artwork for the Center’s Permanent Collection.

Irene Rosenzweig was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, in 1903. Rosenzweig graduated first in her class in 1920 from Pine Bluff High School. She recieved a doctorate from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and was awarded the Prix De Rome fellowship from the American Academy in Rome. Fluent in French, German, Spanish, Latin, and Greek, she served as tutor to the Franklin D. Roosevelt family in the White House. Rosenzweig died in Pine Bluff in 1997.


Exhibition Guidelines 


  • ENTRIES DUE – Must be RECEIVED by August 4, 2017 (completed form, images, & payment)
  • NOTIFICATION of acceptance or rejection via email by August 18, 2017
  • RECEIVING SHIPPED ENTRIES – September 1–8, 2017
  • RECEIVING HAND-DELIVERIES – September 6, 7, 8, 2017
  • OPENING RECEPTION – September 21, 2017 5–7 p.m. Remarks/awards 5:30 p.m.
  • EXHIBITION CLOSING – January 6, 2018


Best in Show $1000 • 1st $500 • 2nd $200 • 3rd $100 Merit • $2000 available Purchase Awards


MaryRoss Taylor

Pine Bluff native MaryRoss Taylor is juror for the exhibition. After studying art in Arkansas and at the Moore School in Philadelphia on weekends, she received degrees in English and founded an influential bookstore in Houston as well as the nonprofit Texas Arts & Cultural Organization (TACO), which brought The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago to Houston. Subsequently she worked closely with Chicago for a decade, presenting exhibitions of other artists' work and overseeing exhibitions of The Dinner Party on three continents. She organized Chicago's  The Birth Project's multi-year national tour, which included Pine Bluff.‎ After earning an MA in Museum Studies at JFK University in San Francisco, she returned to Houston and directed nationally recognized Lawndale Art Center which serves over 2000 Houston area artists in dozens of exhibitions annually. She has curated and juried exhibitions and now serves on the Board of Advisors of the Brooklyn Museum and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and on the Arkansas Committee of National Museum of Women in the Arts. 


Artists must be 18 years or older and reside in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas or Missouri.


Artwork in all traditional art forms will be accepted including paintings, original prints, fiber art, ceramics, sculpture, and photography. ASC cannot accept video, performance, or installation works. Only original artworks by the entering artist will be accepted; no reproductions will be accepted. Entries must have been completed within the past three years. ASC may refuse to exhibit any work that does not comply with the juried image or which ASC feels is unsuitable for display. 


Two dimensional entries may not exceed 70” x 70” and must be no smaller than 8” x 10” framed. All two dimensional work must be framed and/or ready for display. Works on paper must be framed and glazed. Three dimensional entries may not exceed 30 lbs. and 30” x 30”. 


Fee is $20 per entry. Maximum of five entries per artist. Please make checks payable to The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas or submit payment by debit/credit card via


Online: Submit entry forms and payment at Email images to
Mail: Entry forms, payment, and images (on cd) can be mailed to:
                                 Arts & Science Center
                               Rosenzweig Entry
                               701 S. Main St.
                               Pine Bluff, AR  71601

Images must be JPEG format, minimum 300 DPI resolution, and identified by artist’s last name and (unique) title of work. CDs will not be returned; images may be used for marketing and exhibition related publication.


ASC charges 30% commission on all sales from the Rosenzweig Exhibition. The listed sales prices must include the commission. If the artwork is not for sale, print NFS, but a value is still required.


ASC reserves the right to photograph and reproduce all works accepted into the exhibition for educational and media purposes. 


Each artist is responsible for the cost of transporting artwork to and from ASC. Artists whose work is accepted for the exhibition will receive instructions for shipping or hand-delivering work.


ASC does not insure artworks in this exhibition while on display or while in transit to and from ASC. Artists are encouraged to carry their own insurance. ASC, its staff, and its volunteers are not responsible for loss or damage to artworks in this exhibition however the damage may be caused. The entrant’s submission of the entry form constitutes agreement to these terms and conditions. 



Dr. Lenore Shoults