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The Lincoln Gallery 2018 National Fine Art Show
Lincoln Gallery
National Fine Art Show
429 N. Lincoln Ave.
Loveland, CO 80539

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 4/15/18
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (Entry Fee - Includes up to 3 entries): $45.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$10.00

Loveland, Colorado's Lincoln Gallery announces their 2018 NATIONAL FINE ART SHOW.  Open to all U.S. artists working in the 6 categories listed below.  Work must be original art, not copied from published photos or works by other artists. All entries must be for sale.  No installations or sets of works to make one entry will be accepted.  Cash prizes awarded for Best of Show plus First and Second Place in each category.

This year's show will be juried by Maureen Corey who is  Curator of Art at the Loveland Museum/Gallery.  Maureen has brought the artwork of many internationally renowned artists  to the Loveland Museum, including Picasso, Georgia O'Keefe, Wayne Thiebaud and Dale Chihuly.  She has worked with both the Kirkland Musum of Decorative and Fine Arts, in Denver,  and the Stanley Museum, in Estes Park, Colorado. 

The exhibition will run from May 11, through June 8, with the Artists’ Reception and Awards Presentation on May 11.  This show coincides with the nationally acclaimed Governor’s Art Show, which runs from May 12 – June17, at the Loveland Museum Gallery located 1/2 block from the Lincoln Gallery.


Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (Includes 3 entries): $45.00
Media Fee (per entry over minimum): $10.00


Open to all U.S. artists working in the listed categories.  Work must be original art, not copied from published photos or works by other artists and completed within the last 3 years. No installations or sets of works to make one entry will be accepted.  The jury committee reserves the right to disqualify any work which it considers to be in poor taste or inappropriate.  Entries that have received cash awards from previous Lincoln Gallery or Thompson Valley Art League sponsored shows are not permitted.

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

 Artists may enter multiple categories but total entries may not exceed 6.  Artwork not meeting any of the above criteria will be rejected.


Only entries received online through CaFE’ ( will be considered.  Deadline for entry is midnight, April 8.  All artists will be notified by email of the judging committee's decisions by April 23.  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 3 entries.  Additional entries are $10 each, maximum six entries total.  Fees are non-refundable.  Your email address will be our primary contact source.  Only works selected by the juror(s) will be displayed and eligible for awards from the show. 

 Hand Deliveries: 

Hand delivered work will be received between April 28, and May 2, at the Lincoln Gallery between the hours of noon and 6:oo PM.


All artwork being shipped to the Lincoln Gallery must be received by May 2.   Any artwork not received by May 2, will 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 13.  Please deliver or ship to:

Lincoln Gallery

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


Flat work (including frame) shall not exceed a linear measurement of 74 inches (length + width, eg. 30x40 = 70") and must be wired for hanging.  Works exceeding these dimensions or with saw-tooth hangers will not be accepted.  Plaques will be accepted if they are properly wired.

 Gallery-wrapped photographs and 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 1½” in thickness. 

 All work to be hung must weigh less 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 must be completed work; no more than 36 inches in any one dimension and weigh no more than 50 pounds.  Artists may be required to provide a display stand.  Relief works are considered 3-D and must be wired for hanging.  All work must be labeled with an Artist/Art label.

 Artist/Art label(s) will be included with the acceptance letters and should be attached to the back of the work. The price(s) we will show on your display labels and the catalogue will be based on the information you indicate on your CaFE’ entry form.  No changes will be allowed.

 New! This year, all accepted artists are encouraged to deliver or ship one original miniature  piece of their choice in their accepted category that will be displayed and available for purchase during the show.  Wall hung miniatures may not exceed 12” on the longest side including frame and 3D miniatures will be limited to 8” on longest side.  All miniatures must be labeled with the artist's name, title, media and sale price.


All works must be for sale and preferably remain on display until closing 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 and prizes will exceed $2,000.  Cash awards 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 11, from 6:00-8:00PM at the Lincoln Gallery, 429 North Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO.

 Calendar of Important Dates:

April 8           Entry deadline    
April 23            Notification by email
April 28-May 2  Hand delivered work to gallery
May 2                Deadline for receipt of shipped work
May 3-4             Judging
May 11           Opening Reception 6:00-8:00PM.  Awards Presentation at 6:30
June 8                Show closes
June 9-11           Pickup unsold work between noon and 6:00PM.  
Arrangements must be made for alternate pickup times)                                 June 13              Unsold work will be shipped

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