Valley Visions Art Show Returns October 15-17 – By Brooke Gilmore
Call for applications for the Valley Vision art exhibition
Valley Visions, an annual art exhibition organized by the Salida Council for the Arts, returns this year after being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event takes place at the Salida SteamPlant, 220 West Sackett Avenue. Celebrated as a showcase for the best established and emerging creative talent from the Arkansas River Valley, the exhibit features up to 60 of the region’s most innovative painters, sculptors, photographers and artisans. All artwork will be available for purchase.
The show will take place from October 15 to 17; held for the first time in the SteamPlant Ballroom. The show will only last a weekend. There will be an opening reception at 5:00 p.m. on Friday October 15th. The schedule of the event is as follows:
- 5:00 p.m. Celebrate with the artists at an opening reception. Food Trucks and cash bar available. The silent auction for two community scarves begins.
- 7:00 p.m. Presentation of the Mel Strawn Lifetime Achievement Award: SteamPlant Theater.
- 9:00 p.m. Reception closes
The show ends at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.
The entry rules are as follows:
- Open to all visual artists, photographers, artisans and sculptors of the greater Salida region (within a radius of 40 km).
- The first 60 registrations received will be admitted; one entry per person.
- Entry must be a new work not exhibited locally within 2 years; all entries will be for sale.
- Size Limits: Hanging piece must not exceed 576 square inches including frame; the sculpture must not exceed a maximum display area of 24 inches x 24 inches (576 square inches) or a weight of 40 pounds. No exceptions.
- Weight Limit: Hanging Piece 20 lbs; sculpture 40 pounds. No exceptions.
- Illustrations on paper should be mounted under glass, sealant or other protective coating.
- Wire hangers only, no sawtooth or buckle.
- Sculptors, please bring your own display, not exceeding a 24×24 (576 square inch) display footprint.
- Entries not respecting the stated guidelines will be disqualified.
- The show and the winners will be highly publicized locally and across the region.
- Local art experts will judge the show before it opens to the public, with first to third place prizes being awarded.
- A “People’s Choice” prize voted by the show’s sponsors will be announced at the reception.
- 80 percent of the proceeds from the sale go to the artist; 20 percent donated to benefit SteamPlant.
Submit your application online by clicking here. For full guidelines, click here.