“The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.” 
- Alberto Giacometti 


2017 Artist Event Rules

Artists must be 18 or older to participate in the VCTA Show.

Artists must paint on location within a ten-mile radius (as the crow flies) of Victor City Hall. This radius includes Cripple Creek.

Only two-dimensional artwork is allowed.

The artwork must be started and finished during the event dates.

Blank canvases must be date stamped by an event official during Artist Check-In. This date stamp must be visible on all completed, submitted paintings.  The date stamp will be on the back of your work.

Artist Check-In is Fri. and Sat., Aug. 25 - 26, 9 am - 4 pm, at Gallery 80860, 102 South 4th St., Victor CO.

Artists should have a current biography on back of each painting submitted. Artists also need to provide two copies of the biography at Check-In. One will be on display in the gallery. A business card display will also be available. Bring your 2 x 3" business cards.

Maximum dimensions of paintings, including frame, may not exceed 30" x 30", for an outside linear dimension total of 120". Please see rule below for miniatures.  Thank you for respecting our limited hanging space.

Each artist may enter a maximum of four paintings in any combination of the following categories:

  •  "en plein air": Up to 3 paintings of a landscape or street scene done entirely on location. Minimum sales price for each is $125.
  • "Interior": Only 1 painting from this category is allowed. The artist must be inside a Victor area building while painting the interior scene. Minimum sales price is $125.
  • "Miniature": Only 1 painting from this category is allowed and may be either an en plein air or interior subject. Maximum painting surface is 5" x 7". Maximum 2” frame allowed.  Minimum sales price is $75.

All artwork must be framed and affixed with a wire hanger. One gallery wrapped canvas is acceptable.  It must also be affixed with a wire hanger.

Finished artwork is judged and prizes are awarded.  See website for details.

Young at Art artists please see the Young at Art tab or contact 719-689-5836.

Thirty percent of all art work sales receipts is retained by VCTA, with 70% paid to the participating artists for work sold.

Important Dates:

Artists Welcome Reception: Sat. Aug. 26, noon – 1:30 pm, Victor Elks Lodge. Light snacks and prizes will be available. Registered artists, spouses, or significant others are welcome.

Paintings Check In: Fri. Sept. 1, 8:00 - 11:00 am, upstairs Victor Elks Lodge.

Purchase Patron Night: Fri. Sept. 1, 6:30 - 9:00 pm.  Registered artists are encouraged to attend.

Artists Awards Banquet and Presentation: Sat. Sept. 2, Banquet 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Presentation 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Gallery open after awards presentation. Judge available for comments.

Brush Rush: Sun. Sept. 3, 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon. Meet and check in at Elks Lodge. Completed paintings will be for sale in Elks Lodge Gallery.  Open to registered artists.  One stamped, unframed canvas is allowed (maximum 14” x 18”).

Quick Draw: Mon. Sept. 4, 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon. Check in with Coordinator at Wallace Park. Paintings will be judged by the public.  Registered artists only.

Art Check-Out and Pick-Up: Mon. Sept. 4, 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Upstairs, Elks Lodge. All artwork must be picked up.