First Friday Art Walk issues call for entries for 12th Anniversary Art Contest & Exhibit
First Friday Art Walk is seeking entries for its 12th Anniversary Art Contest & Exhibit, featuring $500 in cash prizes, including a Grand Prize of $250!
“First Friday Art Walk launched its annual art contest in 2011 to celebrate 10 years as Springfield’s favorite monthly arts event,” said Clarissa French, Art Walk communications director. “Open to all southwest Missouri artists age 18 and up, our third annual Anniversary Art Contest and Exhibit begins with the call for entries and ends with an artists’ reception and People’s Choice voting at OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz during the Oct. 4 Art Walk.”
The entry fee is only $10 per artwork entered, with a maximum of five entries per artist. A valid contest entry consists of the official First Friday Art Walk 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. Fees can be paid by cash, check, money order or card. Images, entry form and entry fee must be delivered to Springfield Regional Arts Council, 411 N. Sherman, by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23.
A jury of art professionals will choose the best entries, and those artists will be invited to bring their work at OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz for final judging and display.
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.
While the Grand Prize, Second, Third and Honorable Mention honors are determined by a panel of judges, The People’s Choice will be awarded by a vote of the people attending the Oct. 4 exhibit.