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Open Awards Show

June 4 - June 12, 2022
Buena Vista Heritage Museum

Important Dates

Call for Artists and Entry Opens: April 7, 2022

Show Entry DEADLINE:  May 8, 2022  

Load In of Art:  June 1, 2022   2-6 pm

Show Dates:  June 4 - June 12, 2022

Opening Reception for Chaffee Arts Members:  June 3, 2022   5-7 pm

Art Pick Up: June 12, 2022 5-6 pm & June 13, 2022  10-11 am

OAS Requirements
  • Artist must be a Current Member in good standing in Chaffee Arts and sign the Liability Contract.  All art entered in the show must be for sale.

  • Artist’s first submission is free with membership, second submission is $15, maximum of 2 pieces entered in the show.  

  • Artist must volunteer three hours of time during the show.  A link to sign up will be provided upon completing show entry  

  • Artwork must be original, designed and created by the Artist entering the work.  

  • Art must be created in the last five years and not previously shown at OAS.

  • Art will not be removed from the show until the show is over.  

  • If extra insurance is needed, artist will supply it.

  • Entry form will have a space for providing artist statement to include description of media, process, inspiration, etc. that will be displayed for use by the judge as well as visitors.

  • Chaffee Arts will handle all sales of art during the show online, and artists will be charged 20% commission.  Artists will be paid for sold art within 2 weeks of show ending. 

  • Artist is responsible for delivering sold art to the purchaser.  If art is to be shipped, the cost for shipping will be paid by the purchaser.  Art will be shipped from Buena Vista by Chaffee Arts on June 13, 2022.

  • 2022 Categories: 

    • Oil

    • Watercolor

    • Acrylic

    • Pastels/drawing

    • Printmaking

    • Photography

    • Mixed Media 2D & 3D

    • Jewelry

    • Glass

    • Ceramics

    • Sculpture-Wood/Metal

    • Fiber 

  • There must be 2 different Artists entered in the category for the category to be judged.

  • Sculpture, Jewelry, 3D Mixed Media, Wood, Metal, Glass and Ceramics will be put on Chaffee Arts pedestals for display.  

Additional Category Requirements​

  • Wall Art:  Dimensions no larger than 3ft. by 4 ft. Must be appropriately framed and ready to hang with wire.  No saw tooth hangers allowed. Unframed canvas must be museum wrapped and all edges painted. No reproductions.  Triptych or diptych must have a matching frame.

  • Jewelry:   Must have its own display and designs are to be original and created by the Artist.

  • 3D Art:   Art must be stable. Any work over 25 pounds needs to be delivered and installed by the Artist at the discretion of the show arrangers on the day the show is hung.

  • Fiber Art:   All pieces must be original, no kits; designs must be by the artist entering the work.    

Instructions for Entry

Before you complete your entry form:

  • You must be a member of Chaffee Arts to enter the OAS.  You will have the option to pay for your membership at the end of the entry form if you are not a current member.

  • Make sure you know which category your art pieces fall into (see above).

  • If you are interested in having your artist statement available at the show we suggest you prepare it in a word document before completing the Entry Form and cut and paste  this information into the Entry Form (this will save you time and effort).  Artist statement is limited to 500 characters or approximately 90 words. 

  • Please have a headshot ready when applying, phone photos are fine.

  • ​1 Submission included in membership

  • 2nd Submission: $15   

  • Buy out 3 volunteer hours: $20

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