Juried Community Art Show & Sale

The Shallow Ford Foundation is excited to present the Juried Community Art Show & Sale in partnership with The Muddy River Art Association. There will be a reception held for the public on March 17, 2024 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The art will be displayed at Historic Broyhill including the opportunity for guest’s to pick the “People’s Choice” selection. There will also be an art sale with pieces of art available for purchase from several of the artists featured in the show. Local artists may now register and submit their artwork for consideration online. Artists, learn more and register below:

Basic Information

ART THEME: "A Vibrant Community"

AWARDS: Awards for each of the following categories - painting, wood, pottery:
First Place: $250 / Second Place: $100 / 3rd Place: $50 People's Choice: $200

Selected artists will have the opportunity to sell additional pieces of their art during the show. There will be a limited number of 8 ft tables set up in the Magnolia Room of the Broyhill. Tables are first come first serve by reservation and can be reserved when application is submitted.

Judging will be a four person jury. Additionally, there will be a people’s choice award to be voted on by the art show attendees. More than $1250.00 will be awarded. This figure may increase depending on the number of entries.

Artists must be 18 years and older at the time of submission. Entry Fee: $20 for up to two entries. Fees are due at the time of application and are not refundable. Please note that entering this competition and paying an entry fee does NOT guarantee that your work will be accepted.
All art must be digitally submitted through the digital form, email, or physical mail and must be accepted to be in the show. Artists may submit up to two original works of art. It will be up to the jurors’ discretion to select or reject pieces; both, one, or none of the submissions may be selected.

All works to be hung must be framed (or gallery wrapped) and securely wired, and if subject to damage must be framed under plexiglass or glass. No Sawtooth or clip mounting will be accepted. Please note that a wire-hanging system will be utilized for this exhibit and all wall-hanging pieces must be able to work with this system. Three-dimensional work must sit solidly on a flat surface and should have a sturdy and stable base appropriate to the work. There will be tables set up for three-dimensional pieces. Two-dimensional pieces must not exceed 40 inches in width (including frames), nor weigh more than 40 lbs. Three-dimensional pieces must weigh no more than 50 lbs.

Types of work that will NOT be considered:
Anything that violates copyright law, anything political, risqué, or inappropriate, items made from or based on kits, commercial patterns, or commercial molds, commercial items purchased and decorated such as t-shirts or other clothing items, or purchased unfinished furniture, porcelain, or pottery, work made by combining commercial objects, classroom or student work (work executed under direct supervision).


register here
For more information about the art show, contact Lee Watson: muddyriverartshow@gmail.com

For questions about the form or digital submission, contact Mick Bowman mick@shallowfordfoundation.org or Greg Keener greg@shallowfordfoundation.org or call the Shallow Ford Foundation office at (336) 663-6794.