Competitions & Contests

Fall 2024 Art at the Mill

Entry Dates 2024-07-29T23:59:00+00:00 - 2024-07-08T09:00:00+00:00 6 Days Left


Welcome Artists!
The Clarke County Historical Association (CCHA) invites artists working in a variety of media to submit applications for our juried Art at the Mill Show! 

2D & 3D media accepted shall be original, non-reproduceable work NOT previously entered at the mill.
No photography / digitalized images or fabric art.
All works that hang must be framed and finished with wire on back.

NOTE: All work submitted MUST BE FOR SALE. Sales from the show help support the Clarke County Historical Association, including the Burwell-Morgan Mill. 
Our exhibition offers emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their talents and latest works.  We are committed to organizing and promoting “excellence in art” and offering a distinguished platform for all selected artists.
We look forward to your participation in Art at the Mill! The CCHA Art at the Mill Team

How to Register - FOR NEW USERS:

Click the blue “Register” button (link) at the top right of the screen.
Create an account/user profile, including a password. Keep this info for future logons.
Once logged in, you will see “My Application Page.”  EACH piece of artwork is a separate submission.
Upload your entries/images.
You MUST click on blue button:  COMPLETE AND VIEW ENTRY
Check to see that all information is accurate, and the image successfully uploaded. To resize an image, watch the video tutorial:  (Cut and paste the web address.)
The $35 non-refundable registration fee is processed through a secure payment system using Visa or MasterCard. The fee covers up to five (5) entries per artist of any combination of media.
Continue to follow instructions on this page.


Click on the green Login button at the top right of the screen
Enter your:  Email address and Password in space provided
Click the Login button below Password.

NOTE: If you have a problem with or can’t remember your password, click Forgot Password? and instructions will be emailed to you.
Adding Submissions
Once you are logged in, you may begin entering your submissions by clicking on the Add New Submission button.
A screen will display with fields for each piece
Make sure you click Submit Entry Details button at bottom.
Next you will add your image file for each piece of work. Image should be of art without mat or frame for 2Dwork.
NOTE on IMAGE FILE: Juried-In work will not only be on display at the Mill, but will also be displayed in an Online Gallery. 
Make sure you submit a professional high-quality image both for jurying and for potential buyers to view your work at its best.
Accepted Media: Submissions must be original, non-reproduceable work not previously submitted and completed within the last two years.
2D ART: ORIGINAL two-dimensional work with pigment: Painting in Acrylic-Oil-Watercolor, Drawing, Encaustic, Printmaking, Pastel, Mixed Media. 
IMPORTANT-FRAMING: Framing is an important consideration, make sure your work has suitable framing. Patrons consider framing when making a purchase.
Accepted 2D artwork must be suitably framed or on gallery-wrapped canvas with painted edges. Gallery-wrap canvas should be a minimum of 1½” canvas depth – not smaller. Finished sides mean that on the edges either the image continues over the edges OR the sides are painted - not left white.Artwork must have wire on back for hanging - no sawtooth hangers.NOTE: If work does not meet framing criteria it will not be hung during the show.
3D Art: Original dimensional work: basketry, glasswork, mosaic, pottery/ceramics, sculpture, woodworking.
Must be freestanding or presented on a pedestal/stand. A photo of any required pedestal/stand must be included with the image of the 3D artwork and will convey to buyer. NOTE: 3D Artists have an option to submit an incremental five pieces for total of up to ten (10) entries for Jury selection.
Contact for code for second set of five 3D entries.
NOTE: Due to space limitations and humidity in the Mill: No Photography or Fabric art.
DIMENSIONSshould be size of image/canvas – not framed size. 
Selection process and artist notification:
The artistic work submitted by each artist is juried based upon the following criteria:
1.  Body of Work:  How well the images represent a point of view
2.  Artistic Theme:  Design, vision, creativity, originality
3.  Technical Execution:  Technique, skill, degree of difficulty, mastery of materials used
The Clarke County Historical Association (CCHA) is a non-profit dedicated to preserving the history of Clarke County, including the Burwell-Morgan Mill.  CCHA hosts and administers Art at the Mill.
CCHA receives 35% of the sales price of each piece, which helps fund the continued maintenance and operation of the Burwell-Morgan Mill and the Historical Association as well as the Sarah P. Trumbower Memorial Art Scholarship given annually to a Clarke County student who is pursuing a degree in art.  The artist receives 65% of the sale price.

NOTE: DO NOT LEAVE ARTWORK AFTER SHOWAny artwork unclaimed after thirty (30) days following the conclusion of Art Pick-Up will become the property of the Clarke County Historical Association (CCHA).