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


Artist Event Rules

  • You 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 canvasses 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 4” x 6”.   Maximum 2" frame allowed.

  • All artwork must be framed and affixed with wire hanger. One gallery wrapped canvas is acceptable.
  • Artists must have a current biography on the back of each painting.  Artists must provide two current biographies at Artists Check-In and one biography will be on display in gallery.
  • 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.
  • Please also see a more detailed list of Artist Rules provided in your Artist Packet upon registration.
  • Young at Art artists please see the Young at Art tab or contact 719-689-5836.