Fine Art Showcase

Prescott Valley Fine Art Showcase 2020: Building Community


Call To Artists: The Prescott Valley Fine Art Showcase is an annual juried 2D and 3D art show in the Prescott Valley Public Library sponsored by the Arts and Culture Commission. With this showcase, the Arts and Culture Commission seeks to highlight the expansive and diverse local talent that we have in Northern Arizona.

Theme: The 2020 theme for the Prescott Valley Fine Art Showcase is “Building Community”. What does “Building Community” mean to you? Art binds people. It generates social capital and strengthens a community’s character. Art brings people together physically—at galleries, museums, performance spaces—and culturally, through its capacity to tell a community’s shared story, to inspire reflection, and form connections that transcend differences. 

Please explore the theme “Building Community” in your work for the Prescott Valley Fine Art Showcase. All submittals will be considered for entry into the show based on thematic relevance.

Scope: The Prescott Valley Fine Art Showcase will run for approximately 4 weeks during the month of October which is National Arts and Humanities Month. The Prescott Valley Public Library can house 45-60 pieces of artwork both 2D and 3D (approximately 35-50 2D and 10-20 3D depending on size of submissions).

Criteria for work:

 • All work should be appropriate for a public showcase to be viewed by all ages and should accurately reflect the theme of the show: Building Community.

• Artwork must be original to the artist applying

• Artist must be a resident of Yavapai County and must be able to drop off work on 9/22/2020 and pick up work on 11/17/2020 at the Prescott Valley Public Library

• 2D artwork must not exceed 50” X 50” and must weigh no more than 50lbs including frame

• 3D artwork must not exceed 12” X 12” at the base and must weigh no more than 50lbs

Art work will be juried in the following categories: 

  • Drawing - dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc. or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush 
  • 2D Mixed Media – pieces done with more than one medium (any 2D work that combines two or more mediums) 
  • Paintings - works done in oils, acrylics, watercolors, or any combination of the three 
  • Digital Media - any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Work in this category must be properly signed and numbered as a limited edition on archival quality materials. NOT TO INCLUDE PHOTOGRAPHY. (for original photography submissions please submit to the Prescott Valley Photography Showcase held annually in May)
  • Sculpture - three-dimensional original work done in any medium

Important dates:

• Applications go live 6/25/2020 and are due for submission by 8/25/2020 at 5:00 pm. Late submissions will not be considered.

• Committee will review and select pieces by 8/28/2020

• Artists will be notified of acceptance via email by 9/1/2020

• Art to be dropped off at the Prescott Valley Public Library for installation on 9/22/2020 between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm

• Jurying will take place on 9/25/2020

• Opening reception will be held 9/25/2020 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the Prescott Valley Public Library.  Awards will be presented at 6:00 pm in the Crystal Room.

• Show will be on display from 9/22/2020 – 11/17/2020

• Art to be picked up at the Prescott Valley Public Library on 11/17/2020 between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm

Award information: Monetary awards will be determined by the Arts and Culture Commission and designated by the Jurors. All awards will be presented at the Opening Reception.

Contact: For questions regarding the Prescott Valley Fine Art Showcase 2020: Building Community please contact: Isabella Chewning Arts and Culture Coordinator  928.759.3127 ichewning@pvaz.net