September of 2020 will mark the 28th Annual Piqua Fine Art Show. With over 60 artists represented from Allen, Auglaize, Shelby, Miami, Darke, Champaign, Delaware and Montgomery counties, this year's exhibit will feature a maximum of 180 works of art across six different categories including, drawing, oil & acrylics, water media, photography, three dimensional works, and miscellaneous works. The total prize money for this year's show, excluding purchase awards, will be over $3000.
Friday, August 14
Saturday, August 22, 11a - 2p
Monday, August 24, 11a - 2p
Thursday, September 3
Friday, September 4 -
Friday, October 2
Saturday, October 3, 11a - 2p
Monday, October 5, 11a - 2p
If customers can’t find it, it doesn’t exist. Clearly list and describe the services you offer. Also, be sure to showcase a premium service. All work must be original in concept, design and execution. No commercial molds or kits will be accepted. Must be 16 or older to register. Students must not present work for consideration if assisted in any way in execution. No artwork previously exhibited in this show will be accepted. Limit of 250 pieces will be accepted for this exhibition. The Piqua Arts Council reserves the right to refuse any entry, alter category, and to withdraw any work from the exhibition at its discretion.
Non-refundable entry fee of $30 ($25 for PAC members) - includes a maximum of two pieces per artist. Please make check payable to Piqua Arts Council. Entry entitles Piqua Arts Council to photograph entries for publicity and promotional purposes.
Best in Show ($400), First Place ($200), Second Place ($150), Third Place ($100) awarded in each category (prize money will be awarded at Pick-Up and each artist is eligible to win only one monetary prize per category). Library Foundation Award (special purchase of work that is added to the Library Foundation’s Art Collection and no commission is charged for this purchase). Categories must have a minimum of eight entries for award judging. Categories with less than eight entries will be judged as Miscellaneous.
The Kathy Oda Memorial Award ($100) will be awarded to the best black and white photograph. The Thelma Anderson Outstanding Piqua Artist Award ($100) will go to the best artist from Piqua (no category limitation). Special Awards will be awarded by the juror and may not be in addition to other juror awarded prizes. Business and Community Leaders Honorable Mentions... Area business and community leaders will select works of art to receive special honorable mentions from their individual businesses.
Size and weight of work is limited to that which can be moved by one person and the longest side can be no more than 4’ long. Any work to be hung must be appropriately framed and wired strongly enough to support the piece. No sawtooth hangers accepted. Labels will be provided at drop-off. Work not appropriately prepared will not be accepted at drop-off.
Piqua Arts Council and Apple Tree Gallery are not responsible for damage to works due to improper preparation.
Artists must offer at least one piece of their work for sale. Any work not priced will be marked “Not for Sale.” Sale price must include work as displayed (including mat, frame, etc.). Piqua Arts Council retains a 30% commission for all sales (excluding Library Purchase Award). Entry forms not indicating at least one piece for sale will be returned to artist.
All artwork will be displayed for preview from 6-9pm on Thursday, September 3, 2020. Admission is $20 per person ($15 for PAC members). Participating artists are invited to attend at no charge. Refreshments and live music will be provided. Presentation of awards will take place at 7:30pm.
Please Register Below for the 2020 Annual Piqua Fine Art Exhibition. There is a limit of 200 works of art, so please register early and don't forget to pay your registration fee online or mail in a check.
Registration is $30 and includes a ticket to the Awards Reception on Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 6pm to 9pm.
Once again, we will be doing out 4 by 6 Fundraiser. This fundraiser helps put original works of art in the homes of many people that would otherwise not have the ability to purchase art and also starts to grow collectors of your work.
If you are interested in submitting, please submit a photo of your work at the link below before August 1, 2020.