Call Detail
2024 Regional Fine Art Show
Entry Deadline: 7/10/24
Days remaining to deadline: 43

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $45.00
Media Fee(Media Fee): $10.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 5
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Colorado

The Lincoln Gallery and the Thompson Valley Art League invite you to submit entries for our 2024 REGIONAL FINE ART SHOW.   The exhibition will run from September 13th through Oct 4th, 2024 with the Artists’ Reception and Awards Presentation on September 13th at 6:00pm. Awards Presentation at 6:30pm. 

Open to all artists living in  AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, KS, ND, NE, NM, NV, MT, OR, SD, TX, UT, WY  and WA.  Cash awards for Best of Show and 1st and 2nd place will be awarded in each category. 

1.  Oil 
2.  Mixed Media
3.  Pastel / Drawing
4.  Watercolor
5.  3-D / Sculpture
6.  Acrylic  

Call Type: Exhibition
Eligibility: Regional (see specifics below)
Fee: $45.00 Entry
Deadline: Midnight, July 10, 2024

Notifications announced: July 26, 2024

JUROR - Michael Magrin

Since moving to Colorado from New York in 2001,  Michael has sought to capture the ubiquitous elements of the western landscape through oil painting with an emphasis on the sky. He is interested in how we visually and emotionally experience the landscape. His paintings reflect a nostalgia of place and render a feeling of peace while trying not to sacrifice these greater truths for lesser details. Mindful of a contemporary expression, his earlier work focused on the elements of composition and value all within a square format.

THE SKIES THE LIMIT - 3 Day Workshop - Magrin will teach a 3 day oil painting workshop at Lincoln Gallery on July 30, 31, and August 1, 2024. Magrin will demonstrate his approach to painting skies and break down complex concepts into manageable steps for all levels of painters.
Hands-on practice: engage in daily painting exercises designed to refine your skills and encourage experimentation with new techniques.

Personalized feedback: receive individual critique and guidance from a professional who understands the intricacies of sky painting.

Materials and techniques: gain insights into the best materials for sky painting and how to use them effectively to depict the beauty of the sunset or daytime sky.

For more details and to register go to / workshops. 


PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE PROSPECTUS and Terms of Submission to be sure your meet all requirements for entry and participation in the show. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED>


Application Requirements

Images - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 5
Entry Fee (Includes 2 entries): $45.00
Media Fee (per entry over minimum): $10.00 each.

Eligibility Criteria

Open to all artists living in  AK, AZ,CA, CO,HI, ID,KS, ND, NE, NM,NV, MT, OR, SD, TX, UT, WY  and WA. 

  • Submitted work must be in one of the 6 categories listed.
  • The Lincoln Gallery retains the right to re-categorize work they feel is incorrectly entered.
  • Work must be original art, not copied from published photos or works by other artists.
  • No installations or sets of works to make one entry will be accepted.
  • The jury reserves the right to disqualify any work which it considers being in poor taste, inappropriate or does not adhere to the stated qualifications.
  • Entries that have been accepted in previous Lincoln Gallery or Thompson Valley Art League sponsored shows are not permitted.


Only entries received online through CaFE’ ( will be considered.  Deadline for entry is midnight, Mountain Standard Time, Wednesday, July 10, 2024. All artists will be notified by email of the jury’s decisions by Friday, July 26, 2024. Your email will be your primary contact source, please add to your contact list so our emails don't go to your spam folder.

Artificial Intelligence Statement: The Thompson Valley Art League will not accept any Artificial Intelligence generated art for this exhibition. It is not considered a medium for a fine art exhibition



  • Delivered artwork must match the submitted image juried into show.  No substitutions will be allowed.
  • Flat work (including frame) shall not exceed a linear measurement of 75 inches (length + width) and must be wired for hanging.  No saw tooth hangers. Works exceeding these dimensions or with saw-tooth hangers will not be exhibited.  Plaques will be accepted if they are properly wired.  Frames and matting must be in new or like new condition.
  • Gallery-wrapped paintings are acceptable as long as all sides are painted or finished with no visible staples.   Gallery-wrapped canvas must be secured on stretcher bars of at least 1.5” in thickness.
  • Flatwork to be hung must weigh no more than 25 lbs.  Any work deemed to be less than represented in entry or with presentation/appearance deemed to be unacceptable will not be exhibited.
  • Three-dimensional art may not measure more than 36 inches in any one dimension and weigh no more than 50 lbs.  Wall-mounted relief works are considered 3-D and must be wired for hanging and weigh no more than 25 lbs.
  • Artists may enter multiple categories but total entries may not exceed 5. Artwork not meeting any of the above criteria will be rejected, with NO refunds.

Please review the above size restrictions carefully.  Your work will be rejected if it exceeds the stated size parameters, with No Refunds.

All accepted works must be exhibited at Lincoln Gallery for the duration of the show. Those accepted artists that do not exhibit will not be able to enter a Lincoln Gallery show for the following 3 years.

IMAGE TIP: If not photographed professionally, when photographing your work for submission, be sure you submit only your images and not the frame and/or mat, or background. If possible, put your painting on a bright light, neutral wall, and put your camera (or phone) on a tripod to take the photo. Having the best possible photograph of your work makes it much more likely that you will be juried in. Search online for more information (videos and articles) on taking better photos of your work.

 PRICING ALERT: Please set the price for your work carefully. The price you assign to your artwork in CaFE’ online entry process will be the price printed on the art title card for the exhibition and cannot be changed once your piece has been submitted. There are no exceptions.  Be sure to consider the commission, any shipping costs, and framing costs when determining prices. Closely proofread your entry details. If in doubt, price your work higher. If accepted into the show, artists are responsible for shipping and returning costs. 

ALL WORKS MUST BE FOR SALE and remain on display until the close of the exhibit. 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.


Hand delivered artwork will be received between Sept 6th and Sept 7th , at the Lincoln Gallery, 429 North Lincoln Avenue, Loveland, CO 80537, between noon and 3:00pm. Any artwork not received by 4:00pm Sept 7th, may not be exhibited. 

Shipped artwork window is Aug 21st - Sept. 7th. Artists are responsible for shipping and return costs.   Artwork must be securely labeled on the back with title, artist's name, and price.  A prepaid return shipping label must be included with all shipped artwork. FedEx and UPS have online calculators to provide estimated shipping costs. Please deliver or ship to:

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

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. 


Unsold shipped artwork will be shipped back to the artist following the closing date of the exhibition with artist prepaid shipping label October 9, 2024. Lincoln Gallery is not responsible for return of art if shipping label is not prepaid.

Hand-delivered artwork must be picked between Oct 4th and 5th, 2024, noon - 3:00pm at Lincoln Gallery.

The Awards Ceremony will take place during the Opening Reception to be held on Sep 13th, from 6:00-8:00pm at the Lincoln Gallery, 429 North Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO, 80537.

Awards presentation will be live on Facebook and streaming on our website at 6:30pm.

July 10 Midnight Mountain Standard Time Café Deadline
July 26 Notification by email of Invited or Not Invited
Aug 21-Sept 7 Shipped in window
Sept 6 and 7 Hand deliver window Lincoln Gallery Noon-3 pm
Sept 13 Opening Reception 6:00pm-8:00pm Awards presentation at 6:30pm
Oct 3 Close of Show
Oct 4 and 5. Pick-up window of unsold works Noon-3pm at Lincoln Gallery. Arrangements must be made for an alternate pick-up time 970-663-2407.
Oct 9, Unsold work to ship out