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Entry Deadline: 12/1/20
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Entry Fee (Missouri Art Now): $30.00
Media Fee(Missouri Art Now): $10.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 20
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 20
Call Type: Public Art
Eligibility: Regional
State: Missouri
Event Dates: 3/5/21 - 11/7/21

Missouri State-Wide Deadline: December 1, 2020 – Missouri Art Now is a state-wide competition for artists who live and work in Missouri. To celebrate Missouri’s bicentennial, several arts organizations have come together to present a traveling exhibit throughout 2021. The exhibition will feature sixty works from artists throughout the State of Missouri, together demonstrating the vibrant visual arts culture in the state. 



Missouri Art Now is open to both 2-D and 3-D artists who reside in Missouri. Size restrictions for work are as follows: 2D: 37” x 37” including frame. 3D: 100 pounds or less and not over 32” x 32” x 68”. All eligible artists must hold residence in one of the following Missouri counties. Please note, they are separated by zone.


Andrew, Atchinson, Buchanan, Caldwell, Carroll, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Copper, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Howard, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Livingston, Mercer, Moniteau, Nodaway, Pettis, Platte, Ray, Saline, Worth

Adair, Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Chariton, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Lincoln, Linn, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Osage, Pike, Putnam, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, St. Charles, St. Louis, St. Louis City, Sullivan, Warren

Barry, Barton, Bates, Benton, Camden, Cedar, Christian, Cole, Dade, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Henry, Hickory, Howell, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Miller, Morgan, Newton, Ozark, Polk, Pulaski, St. Clair, Stone, Taney, Vernon, Webster, Wright

Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Crawford, Dent, Dunklin, Franklin, Gasconade, Iron, Jefferson, Madison, Maries, Mississippi, New Madrid, Oregon, Pemiscot, Perry, Phelps, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, St. Francis, Ste. Genevieve, Stoddard, Texas, Washington


Work selected will be presented at five different venues throughout 2021: The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri in Cape Girardeau; The State Historical Society of Missouri in Columbia; Post Art Library/ Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin; Hannibal Arts Council in Hannibal; and the Albrecht-Kemper Museum in Saint Joseph. Artists will be responsible for shipping to the first venue and shipping back to them from the final venue. All shipping between venues is the responsibility of Missouri Art Now. None of the work will be for sale but each venue will gladly pass along artist’s contact information to potential buyers. The work will be exhibited from March 5th - November 7th, 2021.


A $30 fee is required to enter three images of the work. You must enter 3 images and no less. If you wish to submit more than three images, each additional entry is $10.

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