Annual High School Art Show Competition & Young Artist Showcase

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Date(s) - 02/13/2020 - 03/01/2020
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Harlin Museum; Hathcock Gallery, Upper Level


Hosted By The James P. Harlin Foundation Board

This competition is open to public, private, and home-schooled High School Students

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Entry Dates:  Friday, February 7th, 2020 (12pm – 6pm) and Saturday, February 8th, 2020 (12pm – 4pm) at the Harlin Museum in the Hathcock Gallery, 405 Worcester Ave, West Plains, MO 65775. Late entries will be accepted on Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 12 pm – 4 pm for an additional $5.00 fee per entry piece.

Entry Fee: $5.00 per entry item; additional $5.00 per item for late entry. (i.e. 1 entry costs $5 regular entry fee + $5 late fee = $10 total fee) Cash or checks are acceptable. Make check payable to the Harlin Museum.

Entries Acceptable: Both two dimensional and three dimensional Artwork will be accepted for the High School Art Show.

Entry limit – only 2 pieces of artwork per artist

Prize Awards: Prize money and ribbon awards will be given to the competition winners.  For overall Best of Show – $100.00,

for each 1st place – $50.00, 2nd place – $30.00 and 3rd place – $20.00; and a ribbon only for the People’s Choice award.

There will be three prizes each for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.  All entries will be evaluated for artistic quality, integrity, and presentation and must meet the below display guidelines for prize awards.

Guidelines:  All two-and-three dimensional artwork accepted into this show must follow the entry guidelines. Artwork must

be original works of the entered artist. No Copies.  All work must have been completed in the last 3 years and not previously shown in any of the Harlin Museum’s competition art show exhibits.  All two-dimensional work must be either framed or

1.25″ gallery wrapped canvas with wire and eye-screws for hanging.  No Saw-tooth Hangers.  All acrylic and oils must be dry.

Watercolor, ink, graphics, and pastel (all works on paper) must be under glass/Plexiglas.  No snap together plastic frames.

 All 3-dimensional artwork must have its own support base if it cannot be set on a table for display or hung by traditional framed artwork methods.  All sculptured wall hanging must have its own hanging bracket with wire attached for display. Any subject that can be presented to younger children is acceptable.  Size Limit:  No larger than 36 X 48 inches.

Reception:   An Artists’ Reception for students, teachers, family and friends of the artists will be held Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 5 pm -7 pm with food, drinks, and live music.  Ribbons, prize money and special awards will be presented at the reception. Paintings will be released on Sunday, March 1st at 3pm and must be claimed by Sunday, March 8th at 4pm.  Unclaimed paintings will become the property of the Harlin Museum.

Young Artists Showcase:   Students that are younger than high school age will be allowed to display their art during the

High School Art Show; their artwork may be dropped off during the entry dates outlined above. For more information,

please contact one of the Points of Contact below.

Points of Contact:

Vicki Warren-Martin, Harlin Museum Board President/IT Manager,, (870) 706-7863;

Cleo Cockrum, Harlin Museum VP/Gallery Manager,;

Temi Lasater, Harlin Museum Secretary/Treasurer,