Call Detail
41st Annual Western Spirit Juried Art Show and Sale

Mail accepted work to (see shipping dates in prospectus): CFD Old West Museum Attn: Art Show Coordinator 4610 N. Carey Ave Cheyenne, WY 82001


Contact Email:
Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: International
State: Wyoming
Event Dates: 3/5/22 - 4/17/22
Entry Deadline: 11/5/21
Days remaining to deadline: 11
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 4
Entry Fee (41st Annual Western Spirit Juried Art Show and Sale): $20.00
Admin (Pre-Registration Seminar): $45.00
Admin (Individual Membership): $50.00
Admin (Family Membership): $75.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$20.00

Full Prospectus Click Here 

Statement of Purpose:

The Western Spirit Juried Art Show & Sale is the premier annual juried art show in the Rocky Mountain region for new and emerging artists who create original western art depicting the American West.

Media Categories:

Acrylic, Drawing, Mixed-Media, Oil, Pastel, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Watercolor.

Selection Process:

All art in the Western Spirit Juried Art Show and Sale is selected by an independent jury comprised of professionals in the western art community. Artwork for the Vandewark Miniature Show is selected by the artist following acceptance into Western Spirit. Award judging of the artwork is completed the Friday before the Western Spirit Opening Reception and Award Show.

We do not accept Installation Art. 

All entries are due by November 5, 2021. No Late Entries Accepted!


Art Seminar:

This Seminar is a unique educational opportunity for artists, students, and teachers for professional development and networking opportunity. This year attendees will hear and learn from professionals within the Western art community. Tickets include breakfast, lunch, and morning speaker session. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to attend one of three afternoon workshops for an additional cost.


Vandewark Miniature Show:

Artists juried into the show can bring two wire hang-ready miniature works of art. Artists will deliver their miniatures along with their accepted juried pieces of art. Artists must adhere to the strict size restrictions listed later in this prospectus. Artists will submit Title, Medium, Price, Number Available, and outside frame dimensions of miniature by January 10th, 2022, via email to Amanda Byzewski at Artists cannot make changes after the date listed above. This section of the show is highly sought after by buyers. 



Best of Show $1000 ~ Best of Each Media $500 ~ People’s Choice $300 ~ Best Miniature $100



Application OpensSeptember 1, 2021
Application ClosesNovember 5, 2021
Acceptance NotificationsDecember 10, 2021
Miniature Information SubmittedJanuary 10, 2022
Shipped Art of Accepted ArtJanuary 17 – 21, 2022
Hand Carry of Accepted ArtJanuary 24 – 28, 2022
Artwork OnlineFebruary 11, 2022
Award JudgingMarch 4, 2022; TBD
Art SeminarMarch 5, 2022; 8:30pm-3:00pm
Member-Only – PreviewMarch 5, 2022; 5:00pm-6:00pm
Western Spirit Opening Reception and Award ShowMarch 5, 2022; 6:00pm-9:00pm
Show ClosesApril 17, 2022
Art pick-upApril 19-22, 2022
Art ShipmentShipped out by end of day on April 29, 2022.


Entry Process:

Artists will submit their entries through Please select the appropriate category for each piece from the drop-down menu. Make sure all entry information is correct. You cannot make changes to title or price after submission.


Please have images sized to no smaller than 1200 pixels on the longest side and save file as a jpeg under 5 MB. Submit only one image of a 2-D or 3-D piece of work. If you are submitting multiple views of your 3-D piece, you must send as a split-screen image in a single jpeg. If you experience technical difficulty with the entry process, please visit or call 303.629.1166. 


Artists invited to the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Invitational Western Art Show and Sale will have their applications removed from Western Spirit contention.


Display Specifications: All 2-D artwork including miniatures must be ready to hang on a wire system and able to lie flat against the wall. All accepted works must arrive to the Museum show ready i.e., framed, mounted, and matted. We do NOT accept saw tooth hangers or protruding eye screws. Artists must tape their wire ends and provide enough slack on the wire tension to allow for safe hanging. Acrylic and Museum Glass are acceptable materials for any media under glass. If you have display concerns, please contact us at least 2 months prior to the show so we have time to address your concerns. The Museum Staff and Art Show Production Team have final determination regarding the mounting and display of artwork including the right of refusal.

All 2-D pieces, including 2-D miniature, must be measured outside frame to outside frame.

  • 2-D pieces will not exceed 47 inches horizontal or 60 inches vertical.
  • 3-D pieces will not exceed three square feet at the base.
  • Suspended sculptures will follow 2-D guidelines.
  • All artwork that exceeds size limitations will not be displayed and will be returned at the artist’s expense.
  • Miniature Guidelines:
    • 2-D miniatures will not exceed 12 inches framed on any side.
    • 3-D miniatures will not exceed 18 inches in any dimension, including the base.


Originals, Multiples, & Series: All artworks must be original. Derivatives of another artist’s work will not be accepted. If an artwork is determined to be derivative by the jurors or Museum staff, it will be excluded from the show. No photos, laser, giclee, digital reproductions will be accepted into Western Spirit or the Vandewark Miniature Show unless entering the Photography Category. All artworks having multiples available must be disclosed with number available at time of submission to CAFÉ. Artwork must have been created within the last 2-3 years and not previously shown at Western Spirit. This policy includes the miniature show. Additionally, miniature pieces may not be scaled down duplications of pieces accepted into Western Spirit, any duplicated miniatures will be immediately disqualified.


Sales: All artwork, including miniatures, must be for sale. The Museum collects a 35% commission for each sale. Artists should adjust their price accordingly prior to submission to CAFÉ. Art prices will not change after submission. Any artwork exhibited or commissioned work sold within 60 days of the art show close is subject to a 35% sales commission to the Museum. Artists may only sell artwork accepted for the art show on the Museum premises (including and the Museum’s social media channels) except for special commissioned pieces. The Museum will handle transactions for the artist to include the 35% commission. Accepted artwork must remain on exhibit until the art show closes. Once accepted for the art show, the artist cannot alter or sell the accepted piece. Artists cannot make changes to the artwork or its arrangement while on exhibit in the Museum. All artworks must be priced to sell. If the artist purposely prices their artwork to discourage sales, they will not be exhibited in the show and will be barred from all future CFD Old West Museum art shows including Western Spirit, Western Art Show, and New Frontiers. If the artist sells an accepted piece before delivery, the artist will forfeit their ability to enter any future Museum show for a period of 24 months.


Jurors: The Western Spirit Juried Art Show & Sale is an art exhibition juried by the leading art professionals in the western art community. Art selection for the show occurs via on CAFÉ from November 8 to December 9, 2021.


Hand Delivery/Pick-Up of Accepted Work: Hand-delivered artwork must arrive at the Museum Art Show Office the week of January 24-January 28, 2022, M-F, 9 a.m.- 4p.m. Pick-Up for unsold art is April 19-April 22, 2022, Tu-F, 9 a.m. – 4p.m. Please notify the Museum via email at about any last-minute pick-up changes or to allow another representative to pick-up your work two weeks prior to the end of the show.


Shipping of Accepted Work/Return Shipping: All shipped artworks MUST include a preprinted return shipping labels with barcodes for every box delivered to the Museum. If the artist does not provide a return shipping label by February 18, 2022, the Museum will return their artwork C.O.D using a carrier of the Museum’s choice at the close of the show. Plan on your work arriving the week of January 17 – January 21, 2022. Artists are responsible for additional shipping costs due to refused or returned artwork. If your artwork needs to be shipped somewhere or returned immediately at the close of the show, please let the Museum know before the artwork arrives, so proper arrangements can be made to be able to ship your art immediately at the close of the show. The Museum strongly recommends shipping all artwork through FedEx. Artists can preprint return labels online through FedEx’s website. Please send artwork to:

CFD Old West Museum

Attn: Art Show Coordinator

4610 N. Carey Ave

Cheyenne, WY 82001

*If artwork does not arrive on time it will not be displayed in the show or online and will be return when all art is shipped out.


Packing Artwork: No packing peanuts allowed. Artists shipping with packing peanuts will have a $50 repacking penalty. The Museum will ship artwork back with packing materials provided by the artist. Artists who do not provide adequate packing materials will be charged a flat $20 fee for new packing material, which must be paid prior artwork being shipped back to the artist. Our preferred packaging for 2-D work is the Airfloat System. If you pack art by yourself, adequate packing means there is no movement of the box contents during shipping, one way to check for adequate packing, once you have packed your art, pick up the box and gently shake it in all directions. If you hear the contents shift, then add more packing material.



Fees payable online at time of entry. Submission of entry fee will constitute an agreement to the conditions set forth in this prospectus. Entry fees are non-refundable.


Fees and Museum Member Entry Discount Codes: Fees payable online at time of entry. Submission of entry fee will constitute an agreement to the conditions set forth in this prospectus. Entry fees are non-refundable. If you are a current member of the CFD Old West Museum or plan to purchase a membership at time of entry, please contact Amanda Byzewski by email at for a coupon code before submission. All payments are final and will not be refunded.


Museum Art Show and Sales Marketing Policy: The CFD Old West Museum reserves the right to reproduce accepted works for the Museum marketing and promotion purposes, which includes ads for media outlets, posters, mailing, and on the CFD Old West Museum website.


Liabilities: All art is handled by trained art handlers. Accepted work will be insured by the Museum, while in the Museum’s control. 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.


Disqualifications: If upon the arrival of artwork, it becomes clear that the image file submitted was altered or is in violation of any of the guidelines and rules stated in this prospectus, the work will automatically be disqualified and shipped back to the artists at their expense. Entry fees will not be refunded. The Museum reserves the right of refusal of any work where the frame shows extensive damage, spray paint, obvious fixes with pens or markers, or is declared unfit for hanging in a professional fine art show.

Reasons for Disqualification include but are not limited to:

-          Exceeds size limitations

-          Is damaged

-          Is an installation piece

-          Is not the same piece as shown in digital image submission

-          Is not ready to hang

-          Artist alters piece while it is on display in the Museum without prior authorization



Installation Art: Any work that requires assembly to display in the gallery.

Original Works of Art: All submitted art needs to be original in concept, design, and execution by the submitting artist. All artworks must be generated within the last three years and have not previously been displayed for sale at the CFD Old West Museum (Western Spirit, Western Art Show, New Frontiers, APA Show).

Pieces should not be derivative of artwork by other artists from another medium or another time. Exceptions my be made at the discretion of Museum Staff if:

  • The piece is an original re-interpretation of the modeled work that only the submitting artist could achieve.
  • The submitting artist acknowledges the original artist and title in their own title.
  • The submitting artist has not violate copyright law.
  • The submitting artist has secured permission from the original artist or heirs in writing if such permission is available.

The Museum Staff reserve the right to decline any submitted work that violates these guidelines.


Pricing Chart

Art Entry Fee Per Entry (max entries 4) - $10Art Entry Fee Per Entry (max entries 4) - $20
Seminar Pre-Registration (Includes Breakfast and Lunch) - $35Seminar Pre-Registration: (Includes Breakfast and Lunch) - $45
Workshop Pre-Registration - $25.00Workshop Pre-Registration - $35.00
Seminar Registration Day of (Includes Breakfast and Lunch) - $55Seminar Registration Day of (Includes Breakfast and Lunch) - $55
Workshop Registration Day of - $40Workshop Registration Day of - $40

Museum Membership

Individual – $50Family - $75
Free admission year-roundX
Annual Subscription to StagelineX
Quarterly recognition in StagelineX
Special members only receptionsX
Invitations to annual Museum events, exhibits, and programsX
10% discount at CFD Museum gift shopX
 Membership cards for kids ages 13-18.
 Discounts on Kids’ Camps and Workshops

Applicants must completely read the prospectus then submit their application through CaFE. Each artist may only submit up to four pieces total.

Artists are eligible if they submit art that was creating in the past 2-3 years and if it has not been featured in any other art show through the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Old West Museum. Artists disqualified in years past are NOT eligible for this year's show.

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