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The Lincoln Gallery 2019 National Fine Art Show
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Entry Deadline: 4/7/19
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Entry Fee (Entry Fee - Includes up to 3 entries): $45.00
Media Fee(Add'l Images (Max 6 Total)): $10.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado

The Lincoln Gallery, located in Loveland, Colorado, announces their 2019 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 awards in excess of $2000 will be presented for Best of ShowFirst Place in each category and Peoples' Choice.

The exhibition will run from May 3rd, through June 7th, with the Artists’ Reception and Awards Presentation on Friday, May 10th. This show coincides with the nationally acclaimed Governor’s Art Show, which runs from May 3rd – June 2nd, at the Loveland Museum Gallery located across the street from the Lincoln Gallery. 

We are pleased to announce that this year's juror will be Bob Coonts. In 1963 Bob earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in graphic design and painting from Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO, where he also served as affiliate faculty from 1971 to 2003. To enrich his years of experience and previous education, Bob steeped himself in workshops, seminars and classes during the 1990's. In 1994, following 31 successful years in graphic design and illustration, Bob launched his fine art career. He paints, sculpts and dreams in his home studio north of Ft. Collins where he and his wife Sallie live near a lake with a view of the magnificent Rocky Mountains.


Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (Includes up to 3 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 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 to be in poor taste or inappropriate.  Any entries that have appeared in previous Lincoln Gallery or Thompson Valley Art League juried shows will be disqualifird and will not be juried.

1.  Oil
2.  Mixed Media & Acrylic
3.  Pastel / Drawing
4.  Watercolor
5.  3-D / Sculpture
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, March 31, 2019.  All artists will be notified by email of the jury’s decisions by April 13th.  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.

Your $45 entry fee includes up to 3 entries.  Additional entries are $10 each for a maximum six (6) 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 delivered and shipped work will be received between April 25–27, at the Lincoln Gallery between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00pm.   Any artwork not received by April 27, 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 13.  Please deliver or ship to:

Lincoln Gallery

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

Delivered artwork must match 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.  Works exceeding these dimensions or with saw-tooth hangers may not be accepted.  Plaques will be accepted if they are properly wired.  Frames and matting must be in new or like new condition.

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 1” in thickness.  

All work 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 must be completed works, 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 and weigh no more than 25 lbs.  All work must be labeled with an Artist/Art label.  Please pay special attention to weight and size limitations and enter only 1 image/file per entry.

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.

To facilitate sales, all accepted artists are requested to email their bio and a headshot to the Gallery Manager, Lenina Olivas ( upon receipt of their confirmation. This information will greatly increase the chances of selling your art when the gallery staff can provide personal information about you and your art.

We also encourage all accepted artists to submit one original miniature piece 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 sell for $150 or less.

All works must be for sale and preferably remain on display until 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 20THof 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, 1st Place in each Category plus the Peoples' Choice Award.  The Awards Ceremony will take place during the Opening Reception to be held on May 10th, from 6:00-8:00PM at the Lincoln Gallery, 429 North Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO.

Calendar of Important Dates:
March 31       Entry deadline 
April 8–10     Jurying
April 13.        Notification by email
April 25-27    Delivery of accepted work to gallery from 10:00am – 4:00pm. 
May 5-7         Judging
May 10          Opening Reception 6:30-8:00PM.  Awards Presentation at 6:30pm
June 7          Show closes.  Artists attending show closing may pickup their work at                   that time.
June 8           Pickup unsold work between 11:00am and 6:00pm (Arrangements                   must be made for alternate pickup times. 970-663-2407)                        
June 15        Unsold work will be shipped



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