apa national Art Show Entry information

Art of the Plains 35th Annual Juried Exhibit & Sale

The Current Status of entering our 2020 show is now CLOSED!

Entries accepted March 1 – May 2, for our 2020 Event

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Please read the information carefully below to enter our show. Additional tabbed information is at the bottom.

Artists are responsible for knowing and understanding the contents of the prospectus. Please contact us if you need help or clarification.

 

To enter our Juried Show, use Method 1 or 2 following the steps outlined below.

Read through all the steps first to get an overview of the process.

If you have not done so, please first Review our prospectus  in PDF format. It is the artist’s responsibility to know and understand the contents of the prospectus. You may wish to save a copy for future reference. You may also view the prospectus in the tabbed section at the bottom.

Method 1

Our entry form is an editable PDF that you will fill in and save to your computer and attach to your email along with your images prior to sending. If this method does not work for you, use Method 2. If you still experience issues, please contact us for help.

  1. Click the entry form link.   Entry Form   . Fill in the form and save to your desktop and rename the form to: Last name, first name APA Entry. (Doe, Jane APA Entry) Depending on your browser you may need to save the form first to your desktop, open it and then fill in the form.
  2. Open your email client; attach the form along with your prepared digital images. Do not embed or insert your images into the email, but attach them.
  3. Highlight and copy all the following 4 email addresses below and paste into the address or the send to field of your email. (If you are using Microsoft Outlook as your email client, you may need to replace the commas between the addresses with a semi colon if you encounter an error when trying to send)

jennifer@americanplainsartists.com,lou@americanplainsartists.com,jammey@americanplainsartists.com,judy@americanplainsartists.com

  • In the Subject line type: APA Entry and your last name and first name such as (APA Entry Doe, Jane)
  • You may type a message that you wish to send to us. However, do not attach any other info such as resume’, artist statement/bio unless requested by us.
  • Send your email.

Method 2

  1. Highlight and copy the URL below. Make sure you do not copy any space before or after the line.
  2. Entry form URL: http://americanplainsartists.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Art_of_the_Plains_2020_Entry_Form.pdf
  3. Click the following to Fill In Your Form Online
  4. Select the Free Online Editor button in red and then option 3, Load PDF from Internet and paste in the URL from step 1.
  5. Fill in the form.
  6. Save and download to your desktop by clicking the Save and Download PDF green button with 2 downward white arrows located on the left sidebar of the form editor.
  7. Rename the form to: Last name, first name APA Entry. (Doe, Jane APA Entry)
  8. Open your email client; attach the form along with your prepared digital images. Do not embed or insert your images into the email, but attach them.
  9. Highlight and copy all the following 4 email addresses below and paste into the address or the send to field of your email. (If you are using Microsoft Outlook as your email client, you may need to replace the commas between the addresses with a semi colon if you encounter an error when trying to send)

jennifer@americanplainsartists.com,lou@americanplainsartists.com,jammey@americanplainsartists.com,judy@americanplainsartists.com

  • In the Subject line type: APA Entry and your last name and first name such as (APA Entry Doe, Jane)
  • You may type a message that you wish to send to us. However, do not attach any other info such as resume’, artist statement/bio unless requested by us.
  • Send your email.

To complete your entry please pay your entry fee now. PayPal payment buttons are also located under the tab Entry fees | PayPal

Show Entry: $50 Select this option if you have already paid your annual membership dues.




Show Entry + Membership: $100 Select this option if you are a new artist and have not yet paid your membership.




Additional APA Juried Show Entry Information

Calendar for the 2020 National Juried Show If you wish to print the Calendar you may do so by viewing the following PDF file.
  1. Deadline for digital entries: May 2, 2020
  2. Notification of Accepted Artworks will be emailed on or before: May 30th
  3. Accepted work should be shipped to arrive: June 15th-19th
  4. Hand Delivery of Work to Fort Concho: June 15-20th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. M-F, Noon-4 p.m. Sat. Email or call Bob Bluthardt to schedule an appointment in advance. (325-234-0316)
  5. Show Open to the Public: June 25th, 5:30 p.m.
  6. Opening Reception: Thursday, June 25th, 5:30-7 p.m.
  7. Closing of the Show: Fort Concho, August 2nd
  8. Pickup of Unsold Hand-Delivered Artwork: August 4-8th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. M-F, 12-4 m. Sat. Email or call Bob Bluthardt to schedule an appointment in advance. (325-234-0316)
  9. Return Shipping of Unsold Artwork: August 4-7th
If someone needs to make special arrangements they should call or email: Bob Bluthardt – Site Manager Fort Concho National Historic Landmark (325) 234-0316. Email: robert.bluthardt@cosatx.us Questions? View the APA website at www.AmericanPlainsArtists.com or send an email to one of the following: Judy McElroy, APA President & Show Chairperson: judy@americanplainsartists.com Lou Albright, APA Secretary: lou@americanplainsartists.com
The following dues and fees are associated with becoming a member along with entry to our Juried Exhibit.
    • Annual Membership: $50 per year paid in January of each year for all current signature and associate members. (If you are a new artist, you may become an associate member at anytime; however, membership dues are paid in January each year or at the time of our annual show.)
    • Show entry only: $50 for current members who have already paid their annual dues for the year prior to the show, then you will select this option.
    • For New Artists Membership only No entry: $50 per year. You will pay this option if you wish to become a member at the time of our show, but will not be entering the show.
    • For New Artists Membership plus entry: $100. You will select this option if you are paying your membership dues and will be submitting work for jurying in our annual show.
  • Other fees: A crating/uncrating fee of $15 will be assessed for each shipping box. This will be paid via check and made out to Fort Concho and included with your shipment.
  • All Membership and Jury Fees for the annual show must be paid at the time of filling out your entry form.

To preview the prospectus for the 2020 National Juried Exhibit please

click here.

Our Juror this year is Cowboy Artist of America Member Wayne Baize.

Wayn Baize Artist

Your Digital images should have a resolution of 300dpi (dots per inch) and a 700 pixel width on the longest side (horizontal or vertical) and kept under 3MB in file upload. Most smartphone cameras are 72 dpi so will not be adequate for submitting to our show. Please check the settings on your digital camera for resolution size. (dpi) To assist you in preparing your digital entry, please see our video guide tab for a presentation on how to properly prepare your digital entry. Please follow the guidelines presented in the video.

Each file name should follow the example format.

  • Last Name, First Name Title of art Size Media $price
  • Example: Doeartist, John Kansas Skies 16x20 Oil $1000.00

For 3D artists you may submit one or two additional images such as a side and back view or detail image to represent one entry. Your file name format will be:

  • Doeartist, John Bronc Rider 15Hx10Lx10D Bronze $2000.00
  • Doeartist, John Bronc Rider side view 15Hx10Lx10D Bronze
  • Doeartist, John Bronc Rider detail 15Hx10Lx10D Bronze

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR IMAGE FILES

Please watch the following video guide tutorial on how to properly prepare your digital image file for entry to our National Juried Show. Review the Image Specifications tab for official image specs as information presented in the video may change. If your image is already at 300dpi the first part of the video will help you to simply resize your photo while additional guidelines are addressed to alter the dpi if your image dpi is too low or too high.

Free Photo Editing Software

Click the links below to visit the photo software websites.

Both of these software have quite a bit of photo editing capabilities for sharpening your image, contrast, color adjustment etc., it will be up to you to familiarize yourself with either one of these programs functionality and advanced features if so desired.