Call Detail
2020 National Fine Art Show
Entry Deadline: 8/5/20
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee - Includes up to 3 entries): $45.00
Media Fee(Add'l Images ): $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
Event Dates: 9/4/20 - 10/2/20


Call Type: Exhibition
Eligibility: National
Fee: $45.00
Entry Deadline: Midnight, July 26, 2020

The Lincoln Gallery and the Thompson Valley Art League invite you to enter the 2020 NATIONAL FINE ART SHOW.  Open to all U.S. artists working in the 6 categories listed below.  All entries must be for sale.  Cash awards will be given,

IT’S TIME!  It’s time to think outside the box.  It’s time to get exposure for our artists beyond our gallery, our town, our state.  Calling our show a National Fine Art Show should mean more than accepting entries from all 50 states.  It should mean making the artwork and the artists accessible to all 50 states.

The Lincoln Gallery  will through pre-recorded & live-streamed video productions allow everyone throughout the country to view every piece of art that is accepted to our National Fine Art Show and view the Artist’s Reception as it happens including the award ceremony & juror’s comments.

 If you want to achieve maximum exposure for your work then please take a moment to submit your entries for the Lincoln Gallery’s National Fine Art Show .

The exhibition will run from Sep 4 - Oct 2, with the Artists’ Reception and Awards presentation on Friday, Sep 11.  The nationally acclaimed Governor’s Art Show located across the street from the Lincoln Gallery, will overlap the tail end of our NationalFine Art Show.  

We are excited to have Suzanne Faris, Chairperson of the Department of Art and Art History, Colorado State University as our juror.  She will select from all of the entries, the artwork to be included in the exhibition and then review the delivered art to select the award-winning pieces.  Professor Faris' primary area of focus is sculpture and installation art.


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.  Entries must have been completed within the last 3 years (2017 or later) and must not have been accepted to previous Lincoln Gallery or Thompson Valley Art League juried shows.

1.  Oil
2.  Mixed Media & Acrylic
3.  Pastel & Drawing
4.  Watercolor
5.  3D & Sculpture
6.  Photography & PhotoArtistry (digitally altered/modified photography)

Artists may enter multiple categories but total entries may not exceed 6.  

Only entries received online through CaFE’ ( will be considered.  Deadline for entry is midnightJuly 26, 2020.  All artists will be notified by email of the juror’s decisions by Aug 12.  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 for a maximum of six (6) entries total. Fees are non-refundable.  Your email address will be our primary contact source.  Only works selected by the juror will be displayed and eligible for awards from the show.  There are no refunds on entry fees so please prepare your entry carefully.

Hand delivered work will be accepted at Lincoln Gallery, Aug 25-27. Shipped work will be received between Aug 21-27, at the Lincoln Gallery.   Any artwork not received by Aug 27, 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 Oct 7.  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 (height + width) 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.  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.  Multiple entries of the same 3D piece are not acceptable and must be entered as a split image on a single entry image. Please pay special attention to weight and size limitations.

Artwork not meeting any of the above criteria will be rejected and no refunds will be given.

 Artist/Art label(s) will be included with the acceptance letters and should be attached to the back of each piece. 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 to Gallery Director, Jill Atchison ( 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 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. Framed Prints are acceptable. All miniatures must sell for $150 or less.

All works must be for sale and preferably remain on display until the close of the exhibit except for miniatures, which may go home with the purchaser. 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 will be presented for Best of Show and 1st Place in each category plus People’s Choice Award.  Honorable Mentiona recognition will also be announced during the Opening Reception to be held on September 11th, from 6:00-8:30pm at the Lincoln Gallery, 429 North Lincoln Ave, Loveland, CO, 80537.

Aug 5   - Entry deadline  
Aug 12 - Notification by email
Aug 25-27 - Shipment and Hand Delivery of accepted work to gallery from 12:00-4:00pm.  
Sep 11 - Opening Reception 6:00-8:30 pm.  Awards Presentation at 6:30pm
Oct 2 - Show closes. 
Oct 3-4 - Pickup unsold work between 12:00-5:00pm  (Arrangements must be made for alternate pickup times.  (970 663-2407 )                                                  
Oct 7 - Unsold work will be shipped

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