Call for Entry - Grand Canyon Celebration of Art 2018

Call for Entry - 10th Annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art at Grand Canyon - Apply Here.
Grand Canyon Celebration of Art is a plein air event with 26 artists painting for a week along the South Rim of Grand Canyon followed by a 4 month exhibit and sale of their work at Kolb Studio at the South Rim. A combination juried and invitational event. Experience painting at the South Rim of Grand Canyon strongly recommended. Be part of something Grand!
Dates: September 8-15, 2018 Plein Air at the Canyon
September 16, 2018-January 14, 2019 Exhibit & Sale at Kolb Studio
Submission deadline: January 20, 2018 
Phone: 480-277-0458



Purpose of the Event
Proceeds from this event will be dedicated to funding an art venue on the South Rim that will preserve and showcase the spectacular collection of historic and contemporary paintings owned by Grand Canyon National Park and the Grand Canyon Conservancy. This permanent art venue at the South Rim will help to ensure that future generations of Park visitors will be able to experience Grand Canyon art at its finest.

Plein Air at Grand Canyon: Additional artwork must be completed on site at the Grand Canyon between September 8 and 15, 2018, and must feature Grand Canyon National Park subject matter. Blank canvases will be stamped with an official event insignia beginning on Friday, September 8, 2018 during the artists’ orientation and registration. Grand Canyon–themed artworks may be allowed for backup display and sale but must be approved by the Event Coordinator prior to submission.

All works must be suitably framed and ready to hang. D-rings with picture wire or a suitable hanging device must be attached.

All participating artists must adhere to the event schedule and participate in the Quick Draw and Auction on September 15, 2018.

Number of pieces: Each participating artist will submit a minimum of five (5) plein air paintings which have been produced during the event. Backup paintings will be accepted for sale after the opening receptions, subject to the Event Coordinator‘s approval.

This event is a fundraiser for the Grand Canyon Conservancy, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Grand Canyon Conservancy will retain a 50 percent commission on all sales. Payments for work sold will be mailed to the artist shortly after the sale of each piece.

Shipment of Unsold Art
Artists are responsible for the cost of returning unsold artwork. All artists must provide FedEx or UPS account numbers for the return of unsold art.

Lodging and Transportation
Reservations and cost of lodging are the responsibility of the artist. Lodging options will be sent to participating artists in their notification packets.

Artists are responsible for providing their own transportation to, from and within Grand Canyon National Park.

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