Going on 25 years now, the show is held each year in October with a call for entries in September.
ELIGIBILITY FOR THE SHOW:Because this is a non juried show, competition is open to all artists. Works must be original, and not shown at previous MVAG shows. No class work, painting done in a workshop, or prints accepted. Copied works are not considered original.Gourds are allowed and may be entered as sculpture.
RULINGS ON CLASSIFICATION AND ELIGIBILITY ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SHOW COMMITTEE, WHICH ALSO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO DISPLAY UNSUITABLE ENTRIES.ACCEPTED MEDIA CATEGORIES
Photography-PHOTO(This includes all computer generated and/or overpainted photography).
Students not included in media choices.
SPECIAL THEME- Each year is a special theme.Only one entry is allowed in this division.
Students not eligible.
SALES AND LIABILITY:All entries must be priced for sale and may not be removed before the close of the exhibit. The Guild will handle all sales and will charge a 30% commission. MVAG and the Camelot Gardenswill 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.
GIFT SHOP: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,
Montrose ArtsCouncil Award–$50,
RIBBONS:1ST, 2ND, 3RD, and Honorable Mention will be awarded at the Judge’s discretion.
SKILL LEVELS:Professional–P, Advanced–Ad, Amateur—Am, and Student –SPACE, S grades 1-8,and S grades 9-12.
At the discretion of the judge, individual art can be moved to another skill level.Suggested skill level guidelines: Amateur; beginner artist, hasn’t entered many shows. Advanced; enters shows, has won some ribbons, sells a few pieces of art a year. Professional; Has a degree in art, teaches art, has won two or more Blue Ribbons as Advanced within the past two years, is represented by an art gallery, feel you are ready.