Call Detail
Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show & Sale
4610 Carey Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82001

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Wyoming
Entry Deadline: 8/31/18
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 5, Maximum: 5
Entry Fee (Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show): $75.00

About the Show:
The 39th Annual Cheyenne Frontier Days Western Art Show and Sale is an invitational event that features world class Western art from 60-65 artists across the United States and Canada. The number of open spots each year varies but traditionally there is only room for 2-4 new artists. The show will run from July 18th- August 18th, 2019.This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the CFD Old West Museum; a private, 501(c) 3 not-for-profit institution. 

Submitted Works:
Artwork must have a Western subject matter. Please provide a portfolio of 5 pieces, your website, a list of gallery representation, a list of recent shows/awards, and any publications featuring your work. Notifications will go out by October 15th. If invited into the show all artwork should be new and must remain on exhibit until the show closes. The committee reserves the right of refusal to display artwork deemed inappropriate either for the show or based on age or previous showings.

Rules of the show if invited:

Originals & Multiples:
All works must be originals. No photos, laser, giclee, or digital reproductions accepted. All works having multiples (Printmaking or Sculpture) must be disclosed and the number of multiples available for sale must be submitted on piece list. Let us know if you have multiples but with various patinas.

Method of Sale:
Each artist will have a personal sales associate for the show opening. Buyers will place a competitive intent-to-purchase slip in the box for each work they wish to purchase. Slips are then drawn during the Sale Drawing, the first buyer drawn gets the piece, they have 20 min to claim it or they can decline then the second buyer gets the chance to buy. Work will also be listed for a “Jump the Gun” price with a 25% markup (artists receive 30% of mark up amount). Buyers who want to avoid the drawing can pay the premium to buy the piece before the Sale Drawing begins. In addition, a Museum patron will purchase one piece for the permanent collection.

All art should be priced to allow a 35% commission in support of the CFD Old West Museum.  Any exhibited work sold or commissioned as a result of the show is subject to the 35% sales commission.

All work will be displayed at the CFD Old West Museum in the Carriage Hall and East Gallery. All artwork must be ready to hang and/or display; 2-D work must have a wire hang system. All pieces for the show must arrive show ready, appropriately framed and wired to hang, matted and/or mounted. Works must hang flat against the wall. We will NOT accept saw tooth clamps or protruding eye screws. Tape wire ends and it is preferred that Plexiglass be used for media under glass but Museum Grade glass will be accepted. Any artwork or display concerns need to be discussed with the Curator of Exhibits and/or Curator of Collections prior to delivery. All final decisions regarding mounts/displays, including right of refusal, will reside solely with Museum Curatorial staff. Any extra materials, outside of the artwork, intended for the display are NOT allowed.

Physical Work Size Limitations:
Due to the panel size on which we hang the show 2-D pieces must be under 47 inches wide and 60 inches tall including the frame. If you would like to submit something larger it will have to be approved in advance by the Committee and Museum Curatorial staff.

Shipping/Return Shipping:
Work must be delivered to the Museum:
4610 North Carey Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82001
Shipped work should arrive June 17-21, M-F. Ship artwork double boxed or in a wood crate (preferred).  Work will be returned in original packaging. NO PACKING PEANUTS ALLOWED. Artists are responsible for return shipping costs of unsold artwork. Return shipping labels must be provided with delivered artwork to ensure timely return.

Hand Delivery/Pick-up:
Hand-delivered artwork must be delivered to the Museum the week of Jun 24- 28, 9 am - 4 pm, M-F. Work that arrives late will not receive the same display consideration as work that arrives on time. Hand delivered art must be picked up at the Museum after the show closes, from 9 am-4 pm, T-F, the week of Aug 20-23. Notify via email of any last minute pick-up changes or to allow another representative to pick up your work,

The CFD Old West Museum and Art Show Committee reserve the right to reproduce accepted works for the purpose of promotion of the art show, which include media outlets, posters, mailings, catalogs, and the CFD Old West Museum website. Each artist must be able to provide a 100-120 word bio for printed media (longer artist statements will be online only) and high resolution JPGs of show pieces. Please make sure your titles on the list of work being sent match the titles on the JPGs.

All art is handled with professional care. All work will be insured by the Museum while on the Museum’s premises. 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. Submission of entry fee will constitute an agreement to all conditions set forth. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Please see important deadlines below. Make sure you can meet these deadlines. If invited into the show and you miss these we cannot guarantee placement on the website or full information in the print catalog, no exceptions.

May 1, 2019
Artist biography and head shot, list of all pieces for the show by title, size, media, price, and # available (for bronze and printmaking work only) in a Word doc. Please indicate the piece to be use in the catalog. Digital images of all artwork for website listing (High res JPGs)

June 17-21, 2019
All shipped artwork must be received

June 24-28, 2019
All hand-delivered artwork must be received M-F, 9am- 4pm

July 17, 2019
5pm-7pm Exclusive buyer and patron preview (Shotgun Preview)

July 18, 2019
Show opens, more detailed schedule available on our website     

By Aug. 9,2019
First settlement

August 18, 2019
Show closes

August 20-23, 2019
Pick up of artwork by artists and buyers T-F, 9am-4pm

August 26-30, 2019
Shipped artwork will go out

This show is run by a primarily all volunteer committee. 
If you need further information, please do not hesitate to call or email,
307-778-7202 |


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