Competitions & Contests

2024 Fresh Gallery Art Show

Entry Dates 2024-03-17T00:00:00+00:00 - 2024-02-12T00:00:00+00:00 18 Days Left


2024 Fresh Gallery Juried Art Show
Fresh Gallery is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 2024 Fresh Gallery Juried Art Show! This competition is open to all local and regional artists. 2D and 3D artwork in the following mediums are accepted: acrylic, ceramics, glass, metal, mixed media, oil, pastels, sculpture, textiles, watercolor, and wood. The work must be original and not previously exhibited at the Fresh Gallery. Audio/video and photography work is not eligible for this competition and exhibition. We host a separate juried show in the fall specifically for Photography so please check back for that! EXHIBITION LOCATION:Fresh Gallery401 N Boonville, Springfield, MO 65806417-862-9300 ELIGIBILITY:Open to all local and regional artists.Must be 18 years of age or older.$30 non-refundable entry fee for up to three submissions.Mediums accepted (acrylic, ceramics, glass, metal, mixed media, oil, pastels, sculpture, textiles, watercolor, printmaking, or wood)All works must be original and available to exhibit during the exhibition period.Please see the Submission Guidelines Section for more information.
EXHIBITION PERIOD: Friday, April 5 through Saturday, April 27, 2024
RECEPTION AND AWARDS CEREMONY: Friday, April 5, from 6-9 pm
We encourage you to attend the awards ceremony at Fresh Gallery during the First Friday Art Walk and invite your family and friends. It is always a fun night to see a lot of new art and opportunity to meet fellow artist. We look forward to seeing you there! 
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Sunday March 17, by midnight.
DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED SUBMISSIONS:   March 26-30 during business hours from 11am-5:30 pm.
PICKUP OF ACCEPTED SUBMISSIONS:   April 26-27 during business hours from 11am-5:30 pm. If you are unable to pick up during this time, please email Sarah Griggs at to make other arrangements.
  *Accepted work must be dropped off and picked up at Fresh Gallery. *Fresh Gallery will not accept shipped works or return shipped works. *Accepted work that is not delivered by the delivery date will NOT be included in the exhibition. *Any work left past May 4 will be considered abandoned and may be disposed of as we see fit. JURY PROCESS:All work will be juried online and in person to make award selections.Artists will be notified by email for each submission accepted to the juried show. AWARDS/PRIZES:Best of Show: $150 plus and invitation to be a Featured Guest Artist at Fresh Gallery in January 2025First Place:  $100 (for both 2D and 3D)Second Place: $75 (for both 2D and 3D)Third Place: $50 (for both 2D and 3D)
$30 non-refundable entry fee for up to three submissions

 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:You will be required to submit a digital image or each entry as a JPG.
Finished pieces must be a minimum of 12" in one direction and max of 52" in any direction including the frame. A limited number of larger pieces will be accepted. Fresh Gallery reserves the right to assign 2D work to different categories if the 2D work exceeds 3" in-depth.Fresh Gallery will provide display cubes for 3D work that does not require a special display. If 3D work requires a special display, the artist must provide it. Artist-supplied 3D display must be secure. Limit to 34 W x 60 H x 34 D".No collaborations.All works must have been completed in the last three years.Works previously exhibited at Fresh Gallery will not be accepted.Submitted artwork must be the artist's own work.Current Fresh Gallery members are not eligible to enter.Works must be singular – no diptychs or triptychs.Fresh Gallery assumes the right to reproduce any entry for publicity related to this or future exhibitions. Fresh Gallery reserves the right to decline work substantially different from the image submitted or work deemed inappropriate for its audiences.For questions regarding your submission, don’t hesitate to contact the Fresh Gallery at or work must be for sale. Fresh Gallery retains a 35% commission on pieces sold.If your work is accepted, you agree to allow Fresh Gallery to have exclusive rights to exhibit and sell your work in our gallery during the exhibit period.Fresh Gallery reserves the right to decline entries priced beyond fair market prices.
 LIABILITY: Fresh Gallery will exercise all due care in handling work but will not be responsible for loss or damage. Artist agrees to release and to hold harmless Fresh Gallery, its volunteers, and agents from any and all liabilities and damages to artwork and/or persons as a result of any part of the artist’s participation in the exhibit. Submitting work will imply agreement on the part of the artist with this condition. FRESH GALLERY PRESENTATION AND FRAMING POLICIESPolicies apply to all Fresh Gallery exhibitions. Fresh Gallery exhibits only original works of art. They must be conceived and created by the artist. Customers who purchase art from a professional art organization, such as Fresh Gallery, should receive professionally presented and framed artwork. It is the artist's responsibility to abide by current trademark and copyright laws. WORKS ON PAPER:Artist must indicate the edition size and number on any edition work. Fresh Gallery exhibits only original works of art. If it is an open edition, please state that clearly. (Printmaking)All works on paper should be framed, matted, or lifted away from the glass with archival matting or spacers.Frames and mats must be clean, professional quality, and undamaged.At delivery, all works must be wired and ready to hang. Sawtooth hangers and freestanding frames are NOT accepted.

WORKS ON CANVAS:Works on canvas do not need to be framed as long as the canvas's sides are clean, painted, or finished with a strip frame.The surface and corners should be taut, wrinkle-free, and free of visible threads or staples.At delivery, all works must be wired and ready to hang.All work must be completely dry.

WORKS ON OTHER MATERIALS:Works on artboard, masonite, wood, acrylic, glass, metal, and so on must follow the previous requirements. **Presentation must be clean and professional. Artwork that does not meet these requirements will not be displayed. Fresh Gallery reserves the right to remove any artwork that does not meet gallery standards.**