“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 at least 18 years of age to participate.
  • ·   Artists must paint on location within a ten-mile radius (as the crow flies) of Victor City Hall.
  • ·   Only two-dimensional artwork is allowed.
  • ·   The artwork must be started and finished during the event dates.
  • ·   Blank canvesses must be date stamped by an event official during the Artist check-in.  Finished paintings must show the date stamp. 
  • ·   The maximum dimensions of paintings, including frame, may not exceed 30” x 30”.  Please see different rules for Miniatures. 
  • ·   Each artist may enter a maximum of four paintings in any combination of the following categories:
  • a.    “en plein air”: Up to 3 paintings of a landscape or street scene done entirely on location and en plein air.   
  • b.    “Interior”: Only 1 painting from this category is allowed.  The artist must be inside a Victor area building while painting the interior scene. 
  • c.     “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.
  • ·   All artwork must be framed and affixed with wire hanger. One gallery wrapped canvas is acceptable.    
  • ·   Artists should have a current biography on the back of each painting.  Artists must provide two current biographies at Artists Check-In of which one biography will be on display in the gallery.  Bring business cards. 
  • ·   Finished artwork is judged and prizes are awarded.  See website for details. 
  • ·   Brush-Rush: one historic site in Victor is selected and revealed at 9:00 AM.  The event is open only to registered artists.  One stamped unframed canvas is allowed, maximum size 14” x 18”.  Artwork is returned to the Elks no later than 12:30 PM and judged by registered artists.  
  • ·   Quick Draw: live models and props are available to registered artists to paint.  Public judging on site at conclusion of event.  9:00 AM-12:00 noon, Wallace Park
  • Young at Art artists please see the Young at Art tab or contact 719-689-5836.