The BC Cowboy Heritage Society presents the

Art of the West Show and Sale

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The BC Cowboy Heritage Society is pleased to present the Art of the West Show and Sale at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival. The goal of this event is to showcase the art of the West in all its forms and all its locales, and in doing so, becoming one of the premier Western art shows in Canada. This year, the show will feature flat work in all mediums, photography, and sculpture.

The 2016 winners are posted here.



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A. Flatwork


This show will feature original flatwork of Western themes in oil, watercolour, acrylic, pastel, graphite or mixed media. Pieces presented for display must be framed originals no smaller than 16"x20" (unframed).

Entries
To ensure a high caliber of work this is a juried show. Artists should submit samples of their work digitally by email or on a CD, for review by the jurors. The entry fee is $50 for the first image, $25 for subsequent images to a maximum of three. Each image must include: artist's name, title of the work, and size. The images along with the entry form, entry fees, and a self-addressed stamped envelope (for the return of images) should be submitted to complete the entry. Entries must be submitted and received for selection by January 22nd of the Festival year. Entries received after this date will not be accepted. A maximum of twenty works will be displayed. Successful candidates will be notified in early February.

Judging
The jury selection of works to be displayed will be done by three jurors. At least one of the jurors has expertise in the media. These same jurors will award the prizes at the show.

Display
During the show, accepted works will be displayed on a display easel. Artists are strongly encouraged to include a small framed biography approximately 8"x11" to be displayed along with their accepted work. Security personnel will be present at all times during show hours.

Prizes
A Best of Show prize will be awarded and will receive a rosette and a $450 cash prize. The runner-up will receive a rosette and a $350 cash prize. The second runner up will receive an honourable mention ribbon only.

B. Sculpture

Sculpture entries to the show can be of any resilient medium (i.e. no wax, putty or similar) and must be of a Western theme. Works should be no larger than 4' x 4' x 5'.

Entries
To ensure a high caliber of work this is a juried show. Artists should submit photographs (digital images by email or on a disc are acceptable) of their work, for review by the jurors (please include at least two sides). The entry fee is $50 for the first entry, $25 for subsequent entries to a maximum of three. Each entry must include: artist's name, title of the work, and size. The photographs along with the entry form, entry fees and a self-addressed stamped envelope (for the return of photos) should be submitted to complete the entry. Entries must be submitted and received for selection by January 22nd of the Festival year. Entries received after this date will not be accepted. A maximum of twelve works will be displayed. Successful candidates will be notified in early February.

Judging
The jury selection of works to be displayed will be done by three jurors. At least one of the jurors has expertise in the media. These same jurors will award the prizes at the show.

Display
During the show, accepted works will be displayed with appropriate lighting in the gallery hall. Artists are strongly encouraged to include a small framed biography approximately 8"x11" to be displayed along with their accepted work. Security personnel will be present at all times during show hours.

Prizes
A Best of Show prize will be awarded and will receive a rosette and a $450 cash prize. The runner-up will receive a rosette and a $350 cash prize. The second runner up will receive an honourable mention ribbon only.

C. Photography

Original photography of western themes will also be presented at the show. Pieces presented for display must be framed originals no smaller than 16"x20" (unframed).

Entries
To ensure a high caliber of work this is a juried show. Artists should submit samples of their work digitally by email or on a CD, for review by the jurors. The entry fee is $50 for the first image, $25 for subsequent images to a maximum of three. Each image must include: artist's name, title of the work, and size. The images along with the entry form, entry fees and a self-addressed stamped envelope (for the return of images) should be submitted to complete the entry. Entries must be submitted and received for selection by January 22nd of the Festival year. Entries received after this date will not be accepted. A maximum of twenty works will be displayed. Successful candidates will be notified in early February.

Judging
The jury selection of works to be displayed will be done by three jurors. At least one of the jurors has expertise in the media. These same jurors will award the prizes at the show.

Display
During the show accepted works will be displayed on a display easel. Artists are strongly encouraged to include a small framed biography approximately 8"x11" to be displayed along with their accepted work. Security personnel will be present at all times during show hours.

Prizes
A Best of Show prize will be awarded and will receive a rosette and a $450 cash prize. The runner-up will receive a rosette and a $350 cash prize. The second runner up will receive an honourable mention ribbon only.

People's Choice Award

A People's choice award will be awarded to the piece of art work that receives the most votes from the viewers attending the show. The volunteers taking care of the show will be asked to encourage each visitor to vote once for their favourite. Artwork, Photography, and Sculpture entries are all eligible for the award. The voting will end at 5 pm on Saturday.

General Information For All Entrants

Digital Entries
Digital images can be emailed to gordmansonartist@hotmail.com

Artists can also use paypal to pay the entry fees. Check the Paypal box on the entry form and email it along with the images to the above email address.

ShippingDigital Entries Digital images can be emailed to gordmansonartist@hotmail.com Artists can also use paypal to pay the entry fees. Check the Paypal box on the entry form and email it along with the images to the above email address. The shipping of accepted works to the show is the responsibility of the artist. Artists should ensure that accepted works arrive no later than two days before the Festival start date at the Kamloops Convention Centre, 1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops, BC. Ph# 250-372-5312. At the participant's expense, the BCCHS will package and return unsold works to participants not in attendance.

Sales
The BCCHS will handle the sale of any work for selected artists not attending the show. No commission will be charged. Artists may also wish to exhibit and sell additional works by renting a booth in the trade show See Tradeshow.

Liability/Responsibility
Artists must certify that their submitted work is not a copy, derivative or based on the work of others and is not in any way an infringement of copyright. Artists are responsible for the insurance of their own work. The BCCHS will not be responsible for the loss or damage of any artwork, no matter what the cause. Artwork is not insured while at the show. Artists must agree to allow the BCCHS and/or Tanner Young Publishing Group to use images of selected works for publicity purposes.

Click on this button to find an application form.

 

Application Form PDF 

NEW - pay by PayPal
for your convenience we have added the option to pay for your entry by PayPal. You must also fill in the form completely and scan and email it in to gordmansonartist@hotmail.com. with your digital image(s). Please check the PayPal box on the form beside the total if you do use PayPal.

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