Calling all artists for this year’s Fall Festival Art Show!
This year’s 52nd annual Fall Festival exhibit is inviting artists 18 and over to submit their work by October 14th, between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. Please visit the Art Center to pick up an informational packet if you are interested. There is a fee of $7 per entry; checks should be made out to AHACC. Artists are limited to three works. Pieces MUST be framed and ready to hang with braided picture hanging wire attached!
The exhibit opens to the public Friday, October 20th at noon. Artists will pick up their entries on Saturday, November 25th from 10-4:30 and Sunday, November 26th from 1-4:00.
Number of the Art Center: (540) 862-4447
Below is the information page of the entry form:
2023 FALL FESTIVAL ART SHOW RULES & ENTRY FORM 52nd ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL ART EXHIBIT OCTOBER 20–November 24, 2023 Alleghany Highlands Arts & Craft Center * 439 East Ridgeway Street* Clifton Forge, VA 24422 Phone: 540-862-4447 * NOTE DELIVERY & PICK UP DATES
ENTRY PROCEDURE/PICK UP INFORMATION
DELIVERY: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 10-6 PM AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1-4 PM. Exhibit opens to the public on Friday October 20 at noon. PLEASE FILL OUT FORMS IN ADVANCE USING THE ONE BELOW.
Fee of $7.00 per entry, payable at delivery. Checks should be made to AHACC. Artists are limited to 3 works. Nothing over 40“, please. Filling out entry information prior to delivery helps make check–in go faster and smoother. SIGNATURE ON ENTRY FORM CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE RULES
❖ PICK UP: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 25 FROM 10-4:30 AND SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1-4:00. WORK NOT
PICKED UP BY Nov. 26 becomes property of the Arts and Crafts Center. We begin installing the next exhibit on November 26 and do not have storage space to keep your work. If you cannot pick work up, PLEASE SEND SOMEONE IN YOUR PLACE.
ELIGIBILITY–WORK MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA
❖ Artists must be age 18 or older. MASK WEARING IS AT YOUR DISCRETION.
Maximum size: 40” in either direction. Work must not have been exhibited in a Fall Festival show before and should have been completed in the last 2 years. They must be framed and ready to hang with braided picture hanging wire attached. Gallery Wrap canvases and cradled panels are acceptable; sides should be painted—no stapled edges. Works on paper should be under glass or plexi glass. Improperly presented entries will not be displayed. PLASTIC (SHRINK) WRAP, CLIP FRAMES, SAWTOOTH HANGERS, OR EASEL BACK FRAMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
* Sculptors need to provide their own pedestals.
❖ NO EARLY REMOVAL OF ARTWORK BY THE ARTIST. PICK UPDATES ARE NOV 25 & 26, 2023. ALL WORK
MUST BE ORIGINAL/SELF–DESIGNED. NO KITS ALLOWED. NO REPRODUCTIONS.
SALE OF WORK
→ One entry may be marked NFS (not for sale) but must have an insurance value. If none is given, work will be
assigned a default insurance value of $25.00. The Center will retain 30% of retail price on all sold work.
→ Work purchased by out–of–area visitors may be removed at the time of purchase; work purchased by local patrons
should stay in the exhibit through 5 pm Friday November 24. No early removal of work by the artist.
* Work will be handled with appropriate care, but the Center will not be responsible for loss or damage.
❖ These forms may be duplicated. For further information, please call 540-862-4447.
CATEGORIES AND AWARDS
CATEGORIES: Oil/Acrylic; Drawing: ink, pencil, colored pencil, scratchboard; Water media: watercolor, acrylic, gouache, casein; Graphics/Printmaking–artist made prints only–NO reproductions: relief, monoprint, intaglio, linoleum, etching, collagraph, silkscreen; Pastel; Fiber–original designs only: needle work, weaving, handmade paper; Sculpture: artists need to provide their own pedestals; Mixed Media/Collage
AWARDS: Best–in–Show-$100; Virginia Fraser Memorial Award-$75; J Gail Geer Memorial Award for Sculpture: $75; Category Awards: First Place-$50; Second Place-$25; Honorable Mention- $10; People’s Choice-$25. These prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the judge. Should the judge deem there is no work of suitable merit or there are insufficient entries in any category, no prize will be awarded. The People’s Choice Award is based on visitor votes and will be awarded after the exhibit closes. It is unethical to vote more than once for an entry. Please do not encourage your friends to vote multiple times.
NOTE: Photography will be presented in the 2021 Fx2 Regional Photography show which follows immediately.. Please contact the AHACC if you wish to be to be included in that mailing.
It will make the drop off smoother and quicker if you come with all paperwork filled out, labels attached and entry fee ready. Make checks payable to the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center. Attach labels to the lower right corner, both front and back BEFORE CHECKING IN. PAINTERS TAPE IS EASILY REMOVED FROM MOST SURFACES, HOWEVER, DO NOT PUT TAPE ON GOLD OR SILVER LEAF FRAMES AS IT WILL DAMAGE THEM.
We can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to since last year!