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The 23nd Annual ANA Regional Art Exhibition
November 15, 2017 to January 8, 2018
Community Creative Center, Fayetteville, AR
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Application Dates:
Jul 13, 2017 - Sep 15, 2017
Application Fee:
$50.00 for the first 3 entries
$10.00 per additional entries with a maximum of five entries per applicant
The Artists of Northwest Arkansas Members
$40.00 for the first 3 entries.
$10.00 per additional entries with a maximum of five entries per applicant.
Notification Date:
Oct 16, 2017

The Artists of Northwest Arkansas’s

23rd Annual Regional Art Exhibition Prospectus

The 23rd Annual ANA Regional Juried Art Exhibition is a regional competition hosted by the Artists of Northwest Arkansas to support the work of regional artists. This exhibition will be held at the Community Creative Center. The primary goal of the show is to acknowledge, promote and encourage artists in multiple media and disciplines.

Application Dates:  July 13, 2016 – Sept 15, 2017

ELIGIBILITY: The 23rd Annual ANA Regional Juried Art Exhibition may be entered by any artist, 18 years of age or older, currently living in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

WORK ELIGIBLE: A maximum of five images per artist may be submitted for consideration.

  • Work must be original, not done under supervision and not previously shown in this exhibit.
  • Orient images the way they are to be viewed
  • All 2- and 3-dimensional media are eligible. The categories include Drawing/Pastel, Mixed Media, Oil, Photography/Digital Art, Water Media (watercolor and acrylic), Fiber Art and 3D Sculpture. At this time, we cannot accept video entries, performance or installation art.
  • No reproduced drawings or paintings will be accepted. Originals ONLY!
  • Photographs and digital art printed on paper or other ground will be accepted.
  • Diptychs and triptychs must be in one frame.
  • Plexiglas must be used for glazing. Pastels under glass will only be accepted with a signed waiver form.

SIZE RESTRICTIONS: All work accepted for the exhibition must be ready for display. For 2-D work, maximum of 1296 (maximun 36” height by 36” wide) square inches, Sculpture is limited to 100 lbs. All framed art must have screw eyes or D-rings, strong wire attached and be ready to hang. Gallery wrap is acceptable with the edges painted.

ENTRY FEE AND MEMBERSHIP: A general non-refundable entry fee of $50.00 will be charged for the first three entries. Members of The Artists of Northwest Arkansas will be charged $40.00 for the first three entries. A fee of $10 will be charged for additional entries with a maximum of five entries per applicant.

MEMBERSHIP IN THE ARTISTS OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS: All ANA members must be current on their dues to enter this competition.  If you are interested in becoming a member or need to pay your dues, you will find information on our website. There are no qualifications necessary to join The Artists of Northwest Arkansas. Membership is $20 per year. ANA members who wish to retain Signature status must be up to date with dues for each year since first  joining ANA. Please see our website for additional information. http://www.artistsnwarkansas.org/

METHOD OF SELECTION: The 23rd Annual ANA Regional Art Exhibition will be selected from digital image files. Three jurors will select the pieces juried into the show. No more than 2 works of art from any entrant will be juried into the show.

DIGITAL IMAGES: Digital images should accurately represent the artworks entered. No work previously entered in our annual exhibition or copy of work previously entered or receiving an award may be entered.  It is the intention of ANA that all acceptances will be considered final. However, ANA reserves the right to delete from the exhibition any artwork that does not conform to the entry specifications.

Artists whose artwork is selected to be in the show will be notified of acceptance and provided with instructions for shipping. Only artwork that is hand delivered or shipped will be eligible for awards.

AWARDS: Final selection of awards will be made by our judge, Larry DeGraff, from actual works of art, not from digital images. Award amounts will be announced at the Reception. Artists do not need to be present to win. Gift certificates and checks will be mailed to winners one week after the show closes. Product awards must be picked up at Reception or on January 9, 2018. Products not picked up will be forfeited.

CATALOG: Each selected artist who is juried into the show will receive a copy of the exhibition catalog.


RECEIVING: Accepted entries that are SHIPPED must arrive with return shipping prepaid  to: the Art Emporium, 2914 N. College Avenue, Suite 1 & 2,  Fayetteville, AR. 72703. Participants may use the carrier of their choice but must include a prepaid return label with the shipped artwork.  Early shipment is encouraged. Information for the shipping agent will be included in acceptance letter. Details for shipping will be in the acceptance letter.

For accepted entries that will be HAND-DELIVERED, bring them to: Community Creative Center, 505 W. Spring St., Fayetteville, AR 72701. Details for hand-delivery will be in the acceptance letter.

RETURN: Accepted entries may not be removed before the close of the exhibition.  Shipped artwork, not sold at the show, will be returned after the close of the show starting January 10, 2018, via the same carrier used by the sender, within four to six weeks after the close of the exhibition. If return address is a P.O. Box, please include an alternate shipping address.

LIABILITY: The Community Creative Center and ANA will exercise professional care in handling all entries, but cannot assume liability for loss or damage, however caused, while works are in transit. Accepted entries will be insured, while on exhibit, for the amount indicated on the Entry Form. Insurance for theft or loss is subject to the standard policy provisions. It is suggested that artists wishing additional protection insure their entries independently.

PHOTOGRAPHY: The Artists of Northwest Arkansas, reserves the right to photograph and reproduce, in color or black & white, all artworks accepted for the exhibition regardless of copyright. Digital images will be used for the exhibition catalogue, educational, and/or publicity purposes only.

SALES: Sales will be facilitated by the Community Creative Center. A commission of 40% will be retained on all sales. Artist must price their artwork accordingly. Artist may mark their artwork “Not for Sale”, but must provide a value for the artwork for insurance purposes.  Artwork sold by the Community Creative Center will be given to the purchaser after the show closes on or after January 10, 2018. Directions for artwork pick up will be given with acceptance letters.

AGREEMENT: The receipt of an entry for The 23rd Annual ANA Regional Juried Art Exhibition will be understood to imply agreement on the part of the entrant with all conditions set forth in this prospectus.


September 15, 2017 – last day to apply online

October 15th - Notifications of acceptance begin

November 6-13 - Last day for receipt of accepted artwork at Shipping Agent

November 13, 2017 - Hand deliveries accepted

November 15, 2017 - The 23rd Annual ANA Regional Art Exhibition opens

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 4:30pm – Awards Ceremony and Reception

January 8, 2018- Exhibition closes

January 9th - Hand delivered artwork available for pick up

January 10th – Shipped Artwork begins to be shipped back to artist with prepaid return


Larry DeGraff

It’s not unusual to find Larry DeGraff at the end of a dirt road, brush in hand, trying to capture the light unique to that place and time. His goal: to share the beauty all around that we are too busy to see. Larry showed impressive artistic talent at a young age and developed his skills towards a career in illustration. He eventually built a client list that included Warner Brothers and the Walt Disney Company. In the midst of tight deadlines and constant revisions, Larry missed the joy of creating that he remembered from childhood and began to paint for himself. He found inspiration in the Impressionists and the Hudson River School. Along with studio work he committed to painting outdoors which he found both a fast track for creative growth and a good excuse to be outside. In 2011 Larry left his job as a Hallmark Cards artist to pursue fine art full time. He has since won many awards in juried national exhibitions and competed in over 40 plein air events. He is represented by galleries in Colorado, Missouri and Kansas and his work has been featured in Southwest Art magazine.


Marlene Grimillion

Marlene Grimillion enjoys creating and designing in many mediums and has done so for over 35 years. Texture, color, and light play an important role in what she designs be it in oil, pastel, watercolor, collage, glass, polymer clay or jewelry. She enjoys working, manipulating and creating with her hands and experiments to see if she can come out with a pleasing artistic piece. “It sort of reminds me of being a child at play. I just enjoy having fun, along with it being therapeutic for me.” Marlene teaches at the National Park Community College and the Arkansas Arts Center. She is a registered teacher with the Arkansas Arts Council. Marlene is in the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts 2017-2018 Artist’s Registry. She organized the Quachita Mountain Polymer Clay Guild. Marlene is a signature member of Mid-Southern Watercolorists, Louisiana Watercolor Society and the Arkansas Pastel Society.


Bruce Marion

Whether interpreting lush landscapes, compelling abstracts, or portraying the human form, Bruce Marion’s lyrical coloration and dramatic use of light and shadow lend his forms a distinctive glowing quality, as though they’re illuminated from the soul. Marion earned his BFA from Art Center College where he studied with world-renowned artists Pat Nagel and Lorser Feitelson. He taught at the Otis Parsons Institute of Art, and now conducts his own painting workshops and seminars throughout the US and internationally. He has also been awarded several grants to implement art residencies in several elementary schools. This work garnered him a nomination for the Governors Arts Award in 2013. In 2010 Marion completed a major public commission for Sam Houston State University.

Dwight Rose

Dwight Rose is a graduate of the Ringling College of Art and Design, earning a BFA degree in painting. He went on to teach at both Ringling and at VCU School of the Arts. Over his 30 year career Rose has won numerous awards, has travelled and painted internationally, and his work is held in numerous corporate and private collections. He is a member of the National Watercolor Society, the Spartanburg Artist Guild, a member in excellence of the SC Watermedia Society and part of a 12-member group of artists called Southern Exposure. Rose currently teaches and conducts workshops for the Ringling College of Art and Design, the Greenville Center for The Creative Arts, and the Art School at the Chapman Cultural Center.


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