Our third annual awarded competition is in the works and that's exciting because this year's theme promises to arouse thoughts of relationships, personal journeys, and resolutions in both desperate times and glorious ones. Express your journey in your own unique art form! Are you still working toward reconciliation? The process can be challenging. Are you finding your way back into the light? We are pleased to welcome Ben Hollingsworth, accomplished artist, instructor and innovator, as judge for our 2019 competition. Cash awards will be given for Best of Show ($200), First ($150), Second ($100) and Third ($75) Places.


Exhibit Dates:  May 5, 2019 – July 14, 2019
Entry Deadline:  April 4, 2019
Response to Entrants:  April 18, 2019
Delivery of Accepted Works:  May 2, 2019 between 10 and 11 am
Final Judging:  May 2, 2019
Opening Reception & Presentation of Awards: May 5, 2019, Noon – 1 pm
Gallery hours:  Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-1pm
End of Show:  July 14, 2019
Pick Up Work:  July 15, 2019 between 10 and 11 am


  • There is a $20 non-refundable entry fee.
  • You may submit up to three entries.
  • Sorry, no student work.  Entrants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Your work (originals only) must have been completed within the last three years.
  • Prints or giclées are not acceptable entries.
  • Work(s) submitted must reflect the theme of the show and must not contain content deemed inappropriate for a church setting.
  • All two and three dimensional art will be considered.
  • Hanging work must be no more than 3″ deep, maximum size of 48″ in any direction, including frame.
  • Free-standing works must be no more than 14.5″ wide x 13″ deep x 27″ high for glass encasement.


  • be properly framed, ready for hanging, with hardware and wire attached, along with stabilizing screw eyes or horseshoe staples** 2″ from the top of the frame.
  • all exposed edges of gallery-wrapped canvases must be finished with no exposed staples.
  • be two to three inches deep
  • be the piece that was juried into the show.  (NO substitutions allowed)
  • remain until the show ends on July 14, 2019.



Install screw eyes or heavy-duty staples on the back of your frame, two inches (2″) down from top left and right edges (see diagram).  This extra step ensures your work will hang properly and not lean away from the wall.  If you forget, the hanging committee will either (a) not hang your work or (b) with your permission**, install horseshoe staples on the back of your work, but we cannot be held responsible for accidental damage if it occurs.  Metal frames are permitted and must be prepared to hang with a different method.  The Visual Arts committee will prepare them for hanging.


** Permission to apply staples can be approved by the artist on the sign-in sheet when accepted work is delivered.