Call Detail
Meeker Sheep Dog Classic Art Contest
Meeker Sheep Dog Classic
Attn: Art Entry
PO Box 1394
Meeker, CO 81641

Contact Email:
Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: Unspecified
Event Dates: 9/5/12 - 9/9/12
Entry Deadline: 8/1/12
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Meeker Sheep Dog Classic Art Contest): $35.00
Meeker Sheep Dog Classic International Art Contest 2013 seeks to exhibit and auction the best sheep dog art and invites submissions that are original artwork of a reproducible medium that reflect Sheep Dog trials. This is the 25th year of the International art contest, and the 2012 First Place artwork will be the only artwork used for the 2013 Meeker Classic poster, t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs and other official souvenir items. Check out last year's entries and winners at

The Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials offers five days of sheepdog herding competition for a purse totaling $25,000 plus ten special added awards including the Top Dog of the Day Award and daily handler awards from Moody Construction. This event is sanctioned by the USBCHA. The Sheepdog Trials are held annually in September, the first Wednesday through Sunday after Labor Day. Associated events to the Meeker Classic include the annual Art Contest, a daily crafts fair, food booths, weekend pancake breakfasts, and a Sunday noon lamb barbeque. Entertainment also includes dog exhibitions and bagpipe music

About the Juror: Chris Uphoff was born in 1955 in Meeker Colorado. Being raised all of her life on a ranch provided Chis with a respect and appreciation for nature. There are so many beautiful parts to nature, the light, the color, animals and the perspective of it all.
Having a wonderful high school art teacher lead her to continue studying art in Missouri and then Fort Collins. While teaching art in the schools she was continuing her own journey in art. She studied many summers under Frank Covino that specialized in classic oil portraiture in the Renaissance tradition. John Cobalt then showed her how to loosen up with watercolor. Robert Harper, who is a master of color, has now added to her continuing art journey. Chris has always lived by the idea that you can learn something from everyone you meet. You never stop learning and exploring until the day you die.

Process: Artists will submit images of up to three pieces of work at by August 1, 2012. Please contact Mary Frances Coryell if circumstances prevent you from applying online. These will be juried within one week and narrowed down to the top 50. All artists will be immediately notified via email, and the top 50 pieces will need to be mailed to the Meeker Classic by August 15, 2012. These top 50 will be displayed at a local gallery and then moved to the trial site for the 5 days of the event. At the event, they will be on display in a secure location and up for silent auction. On the Thursday night of the event from 5-7pm at the trial site, an Art reception will be held where voting for the People's Choice Award will be held; and the winners will be announced. Need not be present to win. The silent auction will close on Sunday, 30 minutes into the lunch break. Following the event, all artists will be notified whether their piece sold or not, and checks or the piece will be mailed back to the artist.

Entry Fee/Images:
• $35 non-refundable entry fee for the submission of up to three pieces.

• This exhibit is open to all artists over the age of 18.
•The theme of artwork entries must reflect sheepdog trials.
• Entries must be original artwork not previously entered in a Meeker Classic Art Contest. Any reproducible medium is acceptable. Sculptures, photographs, and digital art are not eligible. Size at artist’s discretion.
•All artwork must be available for sale by silent action held by the Meeker Classic from September 5-9, 2012, for no less than the Minimum Sale Price specified by the artist. Price not seen by judge.
•Category of Best of Northwest Colorado is comprised of artists residing in Rio Blanco, Moffat, Routt, Mesa, and Garfield Counties.

Chosen by the juror:
• 1st place and Art for 2013 marketing - $2,000.00
• 2nd place - $650.00
• Shirlee Coy Best of Northwest Colorado -$250.00
Voted by Attendees at Reception:
•People's Choice Award - $350.00

Information about Shirlee Coy:
Shirlee, an accomplished artist and resident of Meeker had the winning artwork for our 1991 and 1996 Meeker Classic posters. Shirlee loved her animals and the outdoors. Sadly, she passed in December 2011, and her family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Shirlee’s name to the Meeker Classic Art Show. We honor and remember Shirlee for her dedication and support of the Art Show with an award in her name.

Accepted Work:
• The Meeker Sheep Dog Classic Art Contest reserves the right to remove any works from the exhibition based on special installation circumstances or discrepancies between the juried images and actual work.
• All accepted work must remain on display until the end of the exhibition September 9th, 2012
• Artwork must arrive unframed. Artwork must be ready to hang with necessary hardware. Artwork must be signed, matted with a 2-inch mat, and adequately backed (for example, foam core). DO NOT mat entries on masonite, clay board or stretched canvas. Artwork must be protected by a covering of clear acetate or plastic, such as shrink wrap for shipping protection. Pastels should be treated with a fixative before wrapping and shipping.
• Artwork must be shipped in a reusable container that can be used to ship the artwork back to the artist in the event the piece is not sold at the silent auction. Please do not use “peanuts” as packing material.
• All work must be offered for sale.
• Proceeds of sale at the art auction or otherwise through the Meeker Classic will be shared as follows: 20% of the proceeds to the Meeker Classic, with the balance to the artist
•Please note that the artist assumes the risk of loss or damage to the artwork during transportation and while the artwork is in the custody of the Meeker Classic. The artist is responsible for making such insurance arrangements as the artist deems appropriate

Ship to:
•c/o Mary Frances Coryell
Wendll’s Wondrous Things
594 Main Street P.O. Box 256
Meeker, CO 81641
• All artwork must arrive by Wednesday, August 15, 2012. Artist is responsible for the shipping cost and insurance of the work while in transit. Work must be shipped in a reusable container and return shipping is also to be paid by the artist. Please include a return shipping label with insurance if desired. Hand-delivered work may be dropped off at Wendll's as well.
• Artwork may be picked up once the auction closes on Sunday September 9th. Shipped work will begin to be returned Monday, September 10, 2012. The Meeker Classic Sheep Dog Art Contest is not responsible for any work not picked up by October 1, 2012 unless arrangements are made ahead of time.

Calendar of Events:
• Wednesday, August 1, 2012 – Submissions due
• August 2 – 7, 2012 – Jury
• August 7 - 8, 2012 – Notifications sent out (via email through Café)
• August 7 - 15, 2012 – work delivered for exhibition
• August 20, 2012 - September 4, 2012 – Art on display at Wendll's Wondrous Things
• September 5 - 9, 2012 - Art on display and auction at trial site
•September 6, 2012 -Reception from 5-7pm at trial site, voting for People's Choice, winners announced
•September 9, 2012 - 30 minutes into lunch break the auction closes
•September 10 - October 1, 2012 works picked up/returned to artists
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