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6th Biennial Wings & Water
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Entry Deadline: 6/20/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (1st entry): $35.00
Media Fee(Additional entry fee): $10.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 4
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 4
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Wisconsin

6th Biennial Wings & Water

River Arts, Inc. invites artists from around the nation to participate in a juried exhibit depicting their definition of wings and/or water.  Examples of this may include works of birds, insects, fish, animals, rivers, etc or abstract representations thereof.


Limited to 4 submissions per artist.  Works must be original. All styles, media, and techniques accepted.  2D and 3D pieces accepted.  Submissions must include title, media, dimensions (framed and unframed if applicable), and price.  All works must remain at gallery for duration of exhibit. Deadline for submissions is June 20, 2023.

Entry fee: $35 for first entry.  Additional works at $10 per work, maximum four (4) works total.

Images:  Artists may submit one image for each work. For artists who wish to submit an alternate view or a detail image, please incorporate both views as a side-by-side comparison in one image file.


Size limit maximum 5ft on longest side.  Two-dimensional work must be gallery ready and wired for hanging.  No sawtooths or clip hangers. Improperly mounted work will not be accepted.


-$500 Best of Show
-$150 2nd Place 
-$75 Honorable Mention (2)
-$50 People’s Choice

Juror:    Adriana Barrios

Sale of Works:

Though NFS works will be accepted, we encourage works for sale.  Works may not be removed until the close of exhibition.  Artists retain 65% of sale with 35% retained by River Arts Inc. 


Full packaging and shipping requirements will be sent to accepted artists.  No packing peanuts! All shipments must include a prepaid UPS or Fed Ex return label and be shipped in a container suitable for re-use for return shipping. Artist will be responsible for cost of shipping and insurance to and from venue. River Arts Inc. and the hosting exhibition venue (The River Arts Center) assume no responsibility for loss, theft, or damage while the artwork is in transit. Work will be carefully handled and installed once on the premises. Insurance will be provided by River Arts Inc. while in its possession from art drop off to art pick up, including the duration of the exhibit. Artwork will be considered abandoned if not picked up within 30 days of the closing exhibition date, and RAI will no longer be responsible for the care or preservation of that artwork.


Acceptances and regrets will be sent by Friday, July 7th at 6:00pm central.

June 20, 2023: Entry Deadline

July 7, 2023: Notifications sent by email

August 15-19, 2023: Artwork due to venue

Sept 5-Nov 17, 2023: Exhibition Dates

Saturday, September 9th 4pm-6pm: Opening Reception (Awards Announced at 4:30pm)

Application Requirements


Eligibility Criteria

-Must be 18 years of age or older, reside in the United States, artwork must be original by the artist (collaborations accepted that credit all artists involved)