2019 Annual Art Show Details

October 2019- 28th Annual Art Exhibition and Sale

  • Theme –  “Water”
  • Up to 4 entries
  • 6 Skill Levels
  • 7 Media Categories
  • Member Entry Fee $25 for first 2 Entries
  • Non Member  Entry $30 for  first 2 Entries


Camelot Gardens

16612 US Highway 550

S. Townsend Ave. & Ogden Avenue

Montrose, CO


ENTRY FORMS & FEES   Must be postmarked by Sept. 13

(All entries must be pre-registered—no late entries)

DELIVERY OF ENTRIES……..………Tuesday, October 8th

(10:00 am. to 2:00 pm)

RECEPTION for artists, guests, award contributors, and patrons (6:00-8:00 PM)….…….Wednesday, October 9th

PUBLIC VIEWING…………………..…..…Oct. 10th – 13th

  • Thursday………..Oct. 10th…..9 AM to 5 PM
  • Friday……………..Oct. 11th…..9 AM to 5 PM
  • Saturday…………Oct. 12th…..9 AM to 5 PM
  • Sunday…………..Oct. 13th….10 AM to 2 PM

PICK UP……Sun., Oct. 13th,  (2:30 pm to 3:30 pm)   No exceptions.

JUDGE’S DEMONSTRATIONOur judge, Carl Purcell, will present a FREE demonstration on Thursday evening, October 10th 6:30pm at Montrose Center for the Arts, N. Main & Park Ave.  Open to the public.

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE SHOW:   Because this is a non-juried show, competition is open to all artists.  Works must be own original, completed within the last 5 years, and not shown at previous MVAG shows.  No class work,  painting done in a workshop, or prints accepted.  Copied works are not considered original.


When entering the show, permission is granted for your artwork to be used to advertise the next year’s show.

SPECIAL THEMEThis year’s special theme is:  “Water”!  Only one entry is  allowed in this division.    Students / PACE are not eligible. Participant must have one other regular entry to qualify for the Special Theme category.


  • Oil/acrylic-O/A
  • Water media-WM
  • Sculpture-S
  • Pastel-P
  • Mixed Media -MM
  • Photography-PHOTO (This includes  computer generated and/or over painted photography).
  • Graphics-G (includes pen/ink.  If pen/ink colored, then must be entered as mixed media)
  • Gourds are allowed and may be entered as sculpture. No add-on’s. Gourds must be sculptured.

Students not included in media choices.


  • Professional – P
  • Advanced – AD
  • Amateur – AM
  • Student:  S grades 1-8, S grades 9-12, V.O.A./PACE

Suggested skill levels:

  • Amateur:  beginner artist, hasn’t entered many shows
  • Advanced: enters shows, has won some ribbons, sells a few pieces art a year.
  • Professional: Teaches art, has won numerous awards, or is represented by an art gallery
  • At the discretion of the judge, individual art can be moved to another skill level

SALES AND LIABILITYAll entries must be priced for sale and may not be removed before the close of the exhibit.  No “NFS” allowed. The Guild will handle all sales and will charge a 30% commission.  MVAG and the Camelot Gardens will take reasonable precautions against damage and theft; however, neither will assume further responsibility.  Artists are responsible for their own insurance.  Entering this show signifies agreement to these terms.

FRAMING:  Size and weight limits:

All artwork will be hung securely from vertical wires with D-rings or other permanent hardware. NO saw tooth hangers or spring clip frames. Oil paintings must be framed or gallery wrapped.  Final size of artwork, including frame, may not exceed 36 inches on any side. Art work, including sculpture, exceeding size and weighing over 50 pounds will be rejected.


A total of four (4) entries are permitted:  three (3) may be submitted for the Art Show and the 4th may be submitted in the Special Theme category and must comply with the Special Theme category.   Each entry must have  a fully completed Artist ID label attached.

  • FEES:  MEMBER:  $25 for the first two entries and $5 for each additional entry.
  • NON-MEMBER: $30 for first two entries and $5 for each additional entry.
  • STUDENT: $1 each entry (limit two entries):
  • GIFT SHOP: $5.
  • NOTE:  If you would like to become a member of the guild for 2020 the cost to join the guild is $25.00.

Any artist entered in the show may  have art  work–original or (clearly labeled) prints for sale in the Gift Shop for a total fee of $5.  Work must be priced at $100 or less.  MVAG members may have 8 Gift Shop pieces, non-MVAG artists  and students may have 5 Gift Shop pieces  An inventory list must be completed on MVAG duplicate form when delivering artwork.  Framed or unframed items accepted.  Payment can be made during registration period.

AWARDS:  Best of Show MVAG Award–$200, People’s Choice Award–$200,  First Place–$50, Student–$25. 

RIBBONS: 1ST, 2ND, 3RD, and Honorable Mention will be awarded at the Judge’s discretion.

For more information contact:

Jana (970-209-6296)  mvagshow@gmail.com

Debbie (970-835-3052)

Artists are encouraged to register and pay on-line at mvagmontrose.org




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