Days remaining to deadline: 28
Entry Fee (41st Annual Western Spirit Juried Art Show and Sale): $20.00
Media Fee(41st Annual Western Spirit Juried Art Show and Sale): $20.00
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 4
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 4
Event Dates: 3/11/23 - 4/23/23
Full Prospectus Click HERE
Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum
42nd Annual Western Spirit Juried Art Show & Sale
March 11 – April 23, 2023
Statement of Purpose:
The Western Spirit Juried Art Show & Sale (WSJASS) is the premier annual juried art show in the Rocky Mountain region for new and emerging artists who create original western art depicting the American West.
Acrylic, Drawing, Mixed-Media (including digital drawings), Oil, Pastel, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Watercolor.
All art in the Western Spirit Juried Art Show & Sale is selected by an independent jury comprised of professionals in the western art community. Artwork for the Vandewark Miniature Show is selected by the artist following acceptance into Western Spirit. Award judging of the artwork is completed the Friday before the Western Spirit Opening Reception and Award Show.
All communication regarding Western Spirit Art Coordination will be sent through email via CAFÉ (callforentry.org). Please note that some of these communications do end up in the Spam and Junk mail folders. Make sure communication from CAFÉ is not blocked in your inbox. Other information regarding the Western Spirit Opening Reception and the Art Seminar will be sent by Art Show Coordinator Amanda Byzewski via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). You may also receive other communication via our marketing team from the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum.
Submission Guidelines and Restrictions:
The checklist on the last page of this prospectus is to help ensure that you have filled out the application correctly and have adhered to the Museum’s strict art policies detailed on the following pages. You will need to print and submit this checklist for each piece accepted into Western Spirit. By signing and completing the box on the last page, you agree to the terms and conditions set forth in this prospectus and appendix of definitions.
Artists will submit their entries through www.callforentry.org (CAFÉ). Artists are responsible for selecting the appropriate category for each piece from the drop down menu and must attach the Art Submission Checklist found on the last page of the 2023 Western Spirit Prospectus. You are responsible for ensuring all entry information submitted on CAFÉ is true and correct. You cannot make changes to title, price, medium, or artist name after submission. All information submitted on CAFÉ will appear on gallery labels, the Western Spirit Website, and on all media related to Western Spirit and the CFD Old West Museum.
All images must be sized no smaller than 1200 pixels on the longest side. All files must be submitted as a JPEG under 5MB. Submit only one image of a 2-D or 3-D piece of work. If you are submitting multiple views of your 3-D piece, you must send it as a split-screen image in a single JPEG. If you experience technical difficulty with the entry process, please contact the CAFÉ Admin at email@example.com or by calling (303) 629-1166.
We do not accept Installation Art. See appendix for definition.*
All entries are due by November 4, 2022. No late entries accepted!
|Application Opens||September 1, 2022|
|Application Closes||November 4, 2022|
|Acceptance Notifications||December 9, 2022|
|Miniature Show Art Information Submitted||January 9, 2023|
|Accepted Art Shipping||January 23 – 27, 2023|
|Hand Carry of Accepted Art||January 30 – February 3, 2023|
|Artwork Online||February 10, 2023|
|Award Judging||March 10, 2023; TBD|
|Art Seminar||March 11, 2023; 9:00am-2:15pm|
|Member-Only Preview||March 11, 2023; 5:00pm-6:00pm|
|Western Spirit Opening Reception and Award Show||March 11, 2023; 6:00pm-9:00pm|
|Show Closes||April 23, 2023|
|Art Pick-Up||April 25-28, 2023|
|Art Shipment||Shipped out by end of day on May 5, 2023|
· All 2-D artwork must use a hanging wire for wall mounting and be able to lie flat against the wall.
· All accepted works must arrive at the Museum show ready (i.e., wire-strung, framed, mounted, and matted).
· 2-D works may have a gallery edge but need to be ready to hang and have a proper wire hang system.
· We do NOT accept saw tooth hangers, protruding eye screws, or keyhole slots.
· Artists must tape their wire ends and provide enough slack on the wire tension to allow for safe hanging.
· Acrylic and Museum Glass are acceptable materials for any media under glass.
· If you have display concerns, please contact us at least 2 months prior to the show so we have time to address your concerns.
Museum Staff have final determination regarding the mounting and display of artwork, including the right of refusal.
All 2-D pieces must be measured to include framing.
· 2-D pieces will not exceed 47 inches horizontal or 60 inches vertical including the frame.
· 3-D pieces will not exceed three square feet at the base.
· Suspended sculptures will follow 2-D guidelines.
· All artwork that exceeds size limitations will not be displayed and will be returned at the artist’s expense.
· All framed artwork needs to include two measurements, both the outside dimension size of the frame and the size of the piece unframed by itself.
· Miniature Guidelines:
o 2-D miniatures will not exceed 12 inches framed on any side.
o 3-D miniatures will not exceed 18 inches in any dimension, including the base.
Originals, Multiples, & Series:
All artworks must be original. Derivatives of another artist’s work will not be accepted. If an artwork is determined to be derivative by the jurors or Museum staff, it will be excluded from the show. No photos, laser, giclee, or digital reproductions will be accepted into Western Spirit or the Vandewark Miniature Show unless entering the Photography Category. All artworks having multiples available must be disclosed with the number available at the time of submission to CAFÉ. Artwork must have been created within the last 2-3 years and not previously shown at Western Spirit. This policy includes the miniature show. Additionally, miniature pieces may not be scaled down duplications of any pieces accepted into Western Spirit. Any duplicated miniatures will be immediately disqualified.
Original Works of Art:
All submitted art needs to be original in concept, design, and execution by the submitting artist. All artworks must have been generated within the last three years and not been previously displayed for sale at the CFD Old West Museum (Western Spirit, Western Art Show, New Frontiers, APA Show).
Pieces should not be derivative of artwork by other artists from another medium or another time. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of Museum Staff if:
· The piece is an original re-interpretation of the modeled work that only the submitting artist could achieve.
· The submitting artist acknowledges the original artist and title in their own title.
· The submitting artist has not violated copyright law.
· The submitting artist has secured permission from the original artist or heirs in writing if such permission is available.
The Museum Staff reserves the right to decline any submitted work that violates these guidelines.
The goal of this show is to introduce people to the joy of art buying, so make sure pieces are priced appropriately. All artworks must be for sale. The Museum collects a 35% commission for each sale. Artists should adjust their price accordingly prior to submission. Art prices will not change after submission. Any artwork exhibited or commissioned work sold within 30 days of the art show’s close is subject to a 35% sales commission to the Museum. Artists may only sell artwork accepted for the art show on the Museum premises (including the Museum’s websites and social media channels) except for special commissioned pieces with the consent of the Art Coordinator. The Museum will handle transactions for the artist to include the 35% commission. Accepted artwork must remain on exhibit until the art show closes. Once accepted for the art show, the artist cannot alter or sell the accepted piece. Artists cannot make changes to the artwork or its arrangement while on exhibit in the Museum. If you have a concern with the display of your artwork, please contact Museum staff at least two weeks before opening night. If the artist sells an accepted piece before delivery, the artist will owe the Museum the same 35% sales commission as if the piece sold in the show or the artist will forfeit their ability to enter any future Museum show for a period of 24 months.
The Western Spirit Juried Art Show & Sale is an art exhibition juried by leading art professionals in the western art community. Art selection for the show occurs via CAFÉ from November 7 to December 6, 2022.
Hand Delivery/Pick-Up of Accepted Work:
Hand-delivered artwork must arrive at the Museum Art Show Office the week of January 30 – February 3, 2023, M-F, 9a.m.- 4p.m. Pick-Up for unsold art is April 25 – 28, 2023, Tu-F, 9a.m. – 4p.m. Please notify the Museum via email at firstname.lastname@example.org about any last-minute pick-up changes. Please email the Museum at least two weeks prior to the end of the show if you will have a representative pick up your work.
Shipping of Accepted Work/Return Shipping:
All shipped artworks MUST include a preprinted return shipping label with barcodes for every box delivered to the Museum. If the artist does not provide a return shipping label by April 21, 2023, the Museum will return their artwork C.O.D. using a carrier of the Museum’s choice at the close of the show. Plan on your work arriving at the Museum the week of January 23 – 27, 2023. Shipped art will be sent out by the end of the day on May 5, 2023. Artists are responsible for additional shipping costs due to refused or returned artwork. If your artwork needs to be shipped somewhere or returned immediately at the close of the show, please let the Museum know before the artwork arrives so proper arrangements can be made to ship your art immediately at the close of the show. Any artwork that remains at the Museum after May 5, 2023, will be shipped to the artist C.O.D. using a carrier of the Museum’s choice. Please send artwork to:
CFD Old West Museum
Attn: Art Show Coordinator
4610 N. Carey Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82001
*If artwork does not arrive on time, it will not be displayed in the show or online and will be returned when all art is shipped out, at the Museum’s convenience.
No packing peanuts allowed. Artists shipping with packing peanuts will have a $50 repacking penalty. The Museum will ship artwork back with packing materials provided by the artist. Artists who do not provide adequate packing materials will be charged a flat $20 fee for new packing material, which must be paid prior to artwork being shipped back to the artist. Our preferred packaging for 2-D work is the Airfloat System. Artists with 2-D pieces should ensure that their artwork is secure in its framing prior to shipping. If you pack art by yourself, adequate packing means there is no movement of the box’s contents during shipping. One way to check for adequate packing, once you have packed your art, is to pick up the box and gently shake it in all directions. If you hear the contents shift, then add more packing material.
Vandewark Miniature Show:
Artists juried into the show may bring two wire hang-ready miniature works of art. These two pieces are not part of your initial entries. Artists will deliver the miniatures along with their accepted juried pieces of art. Artists must adhere to the strict size restrictions listed in the prospectus. Artwork that does not adhere will be disqualified. Artists must submit Title, Medium, Price, Number Available, Name of Artist, and an image of the piece by January 9, 2023. Please submit this information to Amanda via email at email@example.com. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Miniatures must be different from prior years and cannot be smaller versions of accepted Western Spirit work.
· Best of Show: $1000
· Best of Each Media: $500
· Best Miniature: $100
Award money will be given at the same time as sales payment after the conclusion of the show.
Museum Art Show and Sales Marketing Policy:
The CFD Old West Museum reserves the right to reproduce accepted works for the Museum’s marketing and promotional purposes, which includes but is not limited to ads for media outlets, posters, mailings, billboards, and on the CFD Old West Museum website. The artist will be credited on all featured art. If you want your accepted piece more likely to be chosen for editorial and print advertising, please send a photo larger than 1MB and/or 300ppi to Hannah Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org) after you have been accepted into the show.
The seminar is a unique educational opportunity for artists, students, and teachers for professional development and networking. This year’s attendees will learn from recognized professionals within the western art community. Tickets include breakfast, lunch, and juror presentations. Participants will have the opportunity to attend one or more afternoon workshops for an additional cost.
All art is handled by trained art handlers. Accepted work will be insured by the Museum while in the Museum’s control. Artists should insure their own work for shipment to and from the Museum. Artists will be notified immediately if artwork arrives at the Museum damaged. If you are accepted into the show and miss the deadlines set above, we cannot guarantee placement on the website or in the show itself. Entry fees are non-refundable.
Fees and Museum Member Entry Discount Codes:
Fees are payable online at time of entry. Submission of the entry fee will constitute an agreement to the conditions set forth in this prospectus. Entry fees are non-refundable. If you are a current member of the CFD Old West Museum or plan to purchase a membership at the time of entry, please contact Amanda Byzewski by email at email@example.com for a coupon code before submission. All payments are final and will not be refunded. See table below for fees.
|Art entry fee per entry (max entries 4) - $10||Art entry fee per entry (max entries 4) - $20|
|Seminar in-person pre-registration (includes juror presentations, breakfast and lunch) - $35||Seminar in-person pre-registration (includes juror presentations, breakfast and lunch) - $45|
|Day of Seminar Registration (includes juror presentations, breakfast and lunch) - $50||Day of Seminar Registration (includes juror presentations, breakfast and lunch) - $60|
|Membership Benefits||Individual - $50||Family - $75|
|Free admission year-round||X||X|
|Annual subscription to Stageline||X||X|
|Quarterly recognition in Stageline||X||X|
|Access to member-only events||X||X|
|Invitations to annual Museum events, exhibits, and programs.||X||X|
|10% discount at the CFD Museum Gift Shop||X||X|
|Membership cards for kids ages 13-18||X|
|Discount on Kids’ Camps and Workshops||X|
*For additional Membership options, please contact Development Manager Lonnie Reese at (307) 778-7291.
If upon the arrival of artwork, it becomes clear that the image file submitted was altered or is in violation of any of the guidelines and rules stated in this prospectus, the work will automatically be disqualified and shipped back to the artists at their expense. Entry fees will not be refunded. The Museum reserves the right of refusal of any work where the frame shows extensive damage, spray paint, obvious fixes with pens or markers, or is declared unfit for hanging in a professional fine art show.
Reasons for Disqualification include but are not limited to:
- Is late
- Exceeds size limitations
- Is damaged
- Is an installation piece
- Is not the same piece as shown in the digital image submission
- Is not ready to hang
- Artist alters piece and/or its display while it is on exhibit in the Museum without prior authorization
If you would like your pieces displayed in a certain orientation, please submit that information when you submit your art. Note: Artists cannot request a certain spot in the show – that is up to Museum staff.
Applicants must completely read the prospectus then submit their application through CaFE. Each artist may only submit up to four pieces total.
Artists are eligible if they submit art that was creating in the past 2-3 years and if it has not been featured in any other art show through the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum. Artists disqualified in years past are NOT eligible for this year's show.