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2023 National Fine Art Show
Entry Deadline: 3/29/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $45.00
Media Fee(Media Fee): $10.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Jury Dates: 3/31/23 - 4/6/23

The Lincoln Gallery and the Thompson Valley Art League invite you to enter the 2023 NATIONAL FINE ART SHOWOpen to all U.S. artists working in the 6 categories listed below.  All entries must be for sale.  No installations or sets of works to make one entry will be accepted.  Cash awards of $2,000 will be awarded.

The exhibition will run from May 12 - June 1, 2023 with the Artists’ Reception and Awards Presentation on Friday, May 12, 2023. 

ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS!  Due to the large number of photographic entries we have been receiving, we are no longer accepting photography for our National Fine Art show.  Instead we are announcing a show strictly for photography.  The 2023 REGIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW exhibition is April 14 - May 4, 2023. Please stop in the gallery to see the show!   

Juror: James Biggers is never satisfied painting the same subject in the same way. He forces himself to learn and see more while constantly searching for inspirations and techniques to give his paintings essence. 
James graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree before moving to Colorado where he now resides and pursues his passion for painting. A strong sense of design that is evident in his paintings was developed during his work as a graphic artist.
Biggers discovered, "at some point you have to put something of yourself into your work, without this element you will never have a great painting. Design and the  subject may attract people to your painting, heart is what keeps them there." The best way to capture the heart of a subject is to paint from life and to continually search for new subject matter.

We are all privileged to see James work in the Annual Governor's Show at the Loveland Museum.

James will be offering a two day workshop on May 9 and 10, 2023 at Lincoln Gallery. To Register go to / workshops. The Governor's Show at the Loveland Museum will be exhibiting Mid April-Mid May

1.  Oil 
2.  Mixed Media 
3.  Acrylic 
4.  Watercolor
5.  3D & Sculpture
6.  Pastel & Drawing
Artists may enter multiple categories but total entries may not exceed 6.  Artwork not meeting any of the above criteria will be rejected.  The Thompson Valley Art League reserves the right to categorize your entries if we feel they are entered incorrectly.
Only entries received online through CaFE’ ( will be considered.  Deadline for entry is 11:59pm, March 29, 2023.  All artists will be notified by email of the juror’s decisions by April 7, 2023.  While the Lincoln Gallery will undertake the utmost care in handling all entries, the Gallery will not be held liable for damage occurring either while in the gallery or during shipping.  Insuring the artwork is the responsibility of the artist.

$45 entry fee includes up to 2 entries.  Additional entries are $10 each for a maximum of six (6) entries total. Fees are non-refundable.  Your email address will be our primary contact.  Only works selected by the juror will be displayed and eligible for awards from the show. 

Shipped deliveries will be received between April 27 - May 4, 2023.  Hand delivered work will be received between May 5 - May 6, 2023 at the Lincoln Gallery between the hours of 12:00-5:00pm.   Any artwork not received by May 6 may not be exhibited.  Shipping containers will be stored and reused for return shipment.   If a piece is sold and the artist wishes the shipping container returned, the Lincoln Gallery must be notified by email.   A prepaid return-shipping label must be included with all shipped artwork.   Return shipments will be shipped by June 15, 2023.  Please deliver or ship to:

Lincoln Gallery
429 North Lincoln Avenue
Loveland, CO 80537 
Phone:  970 663-2407

All works must be for sale and preferably remain on display until the close of the exhibit. Sales will be encouraged to further the efforts of the artists and to stimulate acquisition of original art by patrons and the public.  The Lincoln Gallery will collect a 35% commission on all sales.  Payment for sold items will be mailed to the artists on the 20th of the month following the close of the show.

Cash awards of $2,000 will be presented for Best of Show plus 1st and 2nd Place in each Category.  The Awards Ceremony will take place during the Opening Reception to be held on May 12th, from 6:00pm - 7:00pm for Artist and guests only, The reception will be open to the public at 7:00pm - 9:00pm at the Lincoln Gallery, 429 North Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO, 80537. Live Facebook awards presentation will be at 6:30pm on Facebook @thelincolngallery. 

Calendar of Important Dates:
March 29            Entry deadline  
April 7                 Notification by email
April 27-May 4    Arrival of accepted SHIPPED work to gallery 
May 5-May 6      Hand deliveries of accepted work at Lincoln                                      Gallery 12:00-5:00pm
May 12               Opening Reception 6:00pm - 9:00pm.  Awards                                       Presentation at 6:30pm     

June 1                   Show closes.  
June 2-3               Pickup unsold work between Noon - 5:00pm  (Arrangements must be made for alternate pickup times.  970-663-2407)                                     
June 15                  Unsold work will be shipped


Images - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (Includes up to 2 entries): $45.00
Media Fee (per entry over minimum): $10.00

Open to all US artists working in the listed categories.  Work must be original art, not copied from photos or works by other artists, or done under instruction. No installations or sets of works to make one entry will be accepted.  The juror reserves the right to disqualify any work which they consider to be in poor taste or inappropriate.  Entries must have been completed within the last 3 years (on or after 1/1/2020) and may not have been included/accepted in previous Lincoln Gallery or Thompson Valley Art League juried shows.