Fall Professional Art Show & Competition

Calling all artists!! Entry dates for the Fall Art Show are Friday & Saturday, September 21st & 22nd, 2018 

Get ready! The Harlin Museum’s Annual Fall Art Show is right around the corner.  This will be a juried show competition with all two dimensional art entries to be accepted including:

  • Oil
  • Water medium (includes: acrylic, gouache, regular watercolor and watercolor pencils)
  • Mixed medium/collage, to include original wood burning art and wood carved art wall hangings (depth not to extend more than 2.5 inches from the wall)
  • Pastel
  • Graphics (includes: pencil, graphite, charcoal, ink, linocut, and colored pencil.

There will be over $1,000.00 awarded in prize money to be given out to entrants.  Amount of entries will determine categories.  Prizes will include awarding the overall Best of Show with a cash prize of $500 with ribbon.  Ribbons and prize money will be awarded for each of the three categories; 1st place – $100.00, 2nd place – $75.00, 3rd place – $50.00, plus Honorable Mentions ribbons.  Other prizes will include Memorial Awards, Purchase Awards, Artistic Encouragement Awards and a People’s Choice Award.

Entry dates for those who would like to participate in this year’s exhibition and competition will be this week, Friday & Saturday, September 21st & 22nd, 2018 from 12 noon to 4pm in the Hathcock Gallery of the Harlin Museum.

Entry Fee: 1 painting -$20.00, 2 paintings – $35.00, 3 paintings – $45.00, 4 paintings – $50.  Make checks payable to the Harlin Museum. Entry limit is 4 pieces per artist.

Guidelines:  All paintings must be original works of the entered artist. No Copies.  All work must have been done in the last 4 years and not previously shown in any Harlin Museum Competition Art Show Exhibits.  All 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.  Any subject that can be presented to school children will be accepted.  Size Limit:  No larger than 36 X 48 inches.  All entries will be evaluated for artistic quality, integrity, presentation, and must meet the above hanging guidelines to meet the juried entry process for acceptance into this show.

A meet and greet social & awards reception for the artists will be held Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 12 noon to 4 pm. Ribbons, prize money and special awards will be presented at the reception at 2pm by members of the Harlin Museum Board. Paintings will be released at 3pm. Unclaimed paintings may be picked up at the museum the following week, Wednesday through Friday, from 12 noon to 4 pm.