Art Walk launches 11th Anniversary Art Contest & Exhibit; $500 in cash prizes to be awarded
First Friday Art Walk launched its first Art Contest and Exhibit last year in celebration of its 10-year anniversary. The contest returns this year with $500 in cash prizes!
The entry fee is only $10 per artwork entered, with a maximum of five entries per artist. An official entry consists of the First Friday Art Walk 11th Anniversary Art Contest & Exhibit Entry Form; images of the works entered either on CD/DVD or in photographic prints; and the entry fee of $10 per work submitted. Last year, fees had to be submitted as cash, check or money order only; this year, thanks to the Springfield Regional Arts Council, fees can also be paid by credit or debit card!
A jury of art professionals will select the best entries, and selected artists will be invited to display their art at OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz Oct. 5-24. Art must be delivered to the OTC gallery by Oct. 1. The jurors will review the artworks the week of Oct. 1 and select Grand Prize, Second Prize, Third Prize and Honorable Mention; The People’s Choice will be determined on Art Walk night by a vote of Art Walk attendees.
Cash awards are as follows: Grand prize: $250; Second Place $100; Third Place $50; and People’s Choice $100. Ribbons will be awarded for Grand Prize, Second, Third, People’s Choice and Honorable Mention.