Competitions & Contests

Fantastical Minimalism

Entry Dates 2023-06-27T20:00:00+00:00 - 2023-05-16T08:00:00+00:00 22 Days Left


'Fantastical Minimalism' -  Juried Art Show -
Show Dates July 12, 2023 through September 9, 2023
For Current Guild Members Only
Entry Fee: $25 for 1 - 3 submissions. Members are guaranteed at least one piece accepted into this show provided it adheres to our Gallery Standards. Entries that do not follow the theme may be accepted but will not be considered for awards.
 Application Deadline is Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 8:00pm
Members are required to volunteer 8 hours during the show duration or you have the option at application check in to "buy out" your hours for an additional $25.
Juror for this show is Brandelyn Andres, Professor of Art History, Yavapai College
Open to current members only of Mountain Artists Guild; an online and in-gallery show.  If you are not currently a member and would like to participate in this show, please see the following link for information on joining Mountain Artists Guild: Become a Member NOTE: You MUST enter your art submissions online only.
Theme: Fantastical Minimalism
We usually think of art as representing an aspect of the real world (a landscape, a person, or even a tin of soup!); or reflecting an experience such as an emotion or feeling. With minimalism, no attempt is made to represent an outside reality, the artist wants the viewer to respond only to what is in front of them. The medium, (or material) from which it is made, and the form of the work is the reality.
Minimalist art is characterized by several factors:
a variety of geometric shapes and patternsas few forms as possiblefew variations in color and shape, used in repetitionoften utilizing industrial, or nontypical, materialsprecise edges and blatant bordersmonochromatism (black/white/grey) is common in this formlack of (obvious) meaning or emotionFollow this link for more info on minimalism in art: Minimalism
Online Application Deadline - Please read the application and intake instructions, as they have been updated. 
Start anytime and up until 8PM, Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Members: If you need help with submitting or photographing your work, contact: or 928-445-2510.In-take Dates: July 9 and July 10, 2023: (You will receive a link in your acceptance notification email to make an appointment. Please choose only one intake appointment even if you have multiple pieces accepted.)
Opening Reception:  Friday, July 14, 2023 from 5pm - 7pm  at the Guild, 228 N. Alarcon Street, Prescott, AZ 86301

1.       Original Paintings (water media, Colored pencils and crayons, pastel, oil, acrylic, acrylic inks, mixed media)
2.       Photography (all types of photography mediums)
3.       3-Dimensional Objects and 2-Dimensional Non-Print (sculpture, pottery/ceramics, woodworking, stone carving, mixed-media
          objects, mosaics, fiber arts, tilework, glass art, etc.) 
4.       Jewelry (100% handcrafted, metal, minerals, gems, beads, polymer clay, leather)

All submissions will be juried and either accepted or not accepted into the Gallery Show for final judging. 
Prints of original paintings and other printed items such as tote bags, pouches, towels, etc. should not be entered. "Gift Shop" items should not be submitted using Art Call - please use the Guild Forms available on our website or at the Gallery.
Participation Rules 
Submissions must be entered online using the websiteAll art must be for saleArtwork previously accepted into 2021-2022 Mountain Artists Guild shows is not eligible for submissionArtwork, in whole or in part, must be created solely by the artist and must not infringe upon any copyrightPaintings or photographs of nudes or work inappropriate for family viewing may not be acceptedMaximum canvas or paper size is 36" x 48". Heavy sculptures and other heavy 3-dimensional objects must be easily moveable by members and be standalone (not on the wall)Paintings and photographs may be framed or unframed provided unframed images on gallery wrapped canvas are minimum of 3/4" thick or on metal.  All 2D work 1/2" or less must be framed (excluding metal prints). All 2D and wall art MUST have a wire hanger - no sawtooth or french cleat hanging apparatus will be accepted. Be certain the wire hanger will support your work. See our Gallery Standards here: Gallery Standards Artwork must adhere to our standards for gallery quality submissions - no masking tape, cracked frames, dirty mats, etc. Submit work you are proud to show. Gallery has the right to refuse artwork that does not meet gallery standards.Once award have been announced, accepted entries will be on display in the Web Gallery for 3 months. Artists who enter this show are responsible for handling (packaging) and shipping of any items sold online. Artists in the Web Gallery show must inform the Guild if they sell work so the online gallery is kept current.
Submission Instructions:
Images of artwork should have no background/frame visible and artwork under glass should show no reflections. It is important to submit quality images of your work.Images must represent the work accurately.You may submit more than one image of paintings, photographs, 3-dimensional objects and jewelry to show different sides of the item or close-up detail. DO NOT SUBMIT different artwork; only photos for one piece.When photographing 3-dimensional objects or jewelry, place them on either a white or black non-textured background. Images should be in JPG, PNG or PDF file format.The maximum file size for uploading is 4MB. If your image file size is greater than this, use a photo or image editing program to reduce the size of the image before uploading. Mountain Artists Guild reserves the right to reject artwork that is not photographed correctly and reflects poorly on the artist and the Guild.
Register Online at
*** Ignore the request to create a portfolio web site should that message appear. Simply click on the ‘x’ in the top right of that screen to close it or click on ‘No thanks’.
1.     If you do not have an account on, register online at Fantastical Minimalism
2.     If you already have an account, sign on with your user name and password. 
3.     Provide the details requested to set up an account. 
4.     Click on ‘Add new submission’ to pay by credit card. 
Still need help? Follow these step by step instructions: Art Call Step by Step These instructions were created for a previous call, but all the steps remain the same - just a new show.
Terms and Conditions
Read the Terms and Conditions on the website for this competition. 
If you have questions about this competition, contact: or call 928-445-2510.

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