GVAL Annual Juried Fine Art Show and Sale

Gilbert Visual Art League has sponsored an Annual Juried Fine Art Show since 2003. Original art may be in 2- or 3-dimensional form in any media and created within the last three (3) years. Art for the show is selected by a professional juror and a professional show judge selects the place winners and Best in Show.

20th Annual Juried Fine Art Show and Sale

February 25 – April 4, 2023

Hosted by Gallery 4 at HD South
10 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ

The Online Show will be posted here on February 26th and be available until June 30th.

Juror for the GVAL Annual Fine Art Show and Sale will be Joel Coplin CLICK HERE to view Joel’s Website
Judge for the GVAL Annual Fine Art Show and Sale will be Jerry Selinas CLICK HERE to view Jerry’s Website

The art will hang in Gallery 4 at HD South from February 25th through April 4th. During that time, if your art sells, you will receive 80% of the listed price and HD South will receive 20%. The online show will continue until the end of June. You may choose to leave your art in the online show, or request that it be removed at any time after April 4th. If an art purchase results from the online sale between April 4th and June 30th, the artist will receive 80% and Gilbert Visual Art League will receive 20% of the listed price.

January 1st – Entry applications become available. Entry fees are due at the time of application and are non*refundable.
February 5th – Deadline for entry
February 23rd – Art drop off between 6 and 7:30 pm.

February 25th – Opening Reception 6 – 8pm.
April 4th – Show ends
April 4th – Pick up your art
between 6 and 7:30 pm.

Eligibility: This show is open to all living artists 18 or older. Original art may be in 2- or 3 -dimensional form in any media and created within the past 3 years. GVAL reserves the right to refuse any and all artwork submitted. Art accepted in previous GVAL Annual Fine Art Shows is not eligible. Artwork must be the artist’s original concept, design and execution. Prints of the artist’s original work, including giclee, will not be accepted. Artwork created in a class or workshop setting is not eligible. Both the juror and judge will be professional artists who are not members of GVAL. Cash awards and ribbons are given in each category dependent upon the number of submissions accepted in each category.

2 dimensional artwork must be framed or gallery wrapped (1 1/2″ minimum depth) with no visible staples. Gallery wrapped pieces must have finished edges. Artwork must be WIRED to hang and may not weigh more than 10 lbs. Sawtooth hangers will not be accepted.
3 dimensional works must be able to stand on their own, or hang in a safe manner. If your piece requires a stand you will need to provide it and the size restrictions below must be followed.

Since space is limited, you have two options for the number of entries this year.
You may submit 3 artworks IF ALL of the artworks you wish to submit measure 30″ or less on the longest side (framed size), OR
Submit only 2 artworks if ONE or MORE of the artworks you wish to submit measure more than 30″ and not to exceed 40″on the longest side (framed size)

Artwork must be appropriate for family viewing in regard to theme, character and design.

Artwork must be available for the full term of the exhibition. Once selected, no substitutions will be accepted. All artwork accepted into the show will also be available online through gval.org.

Ribbons, merchandise and/or cash prizes will be awarded in several categories as well as Best of Show. All entries accepted by the juror will be considered by the judge for awards.

The categories for entry are Acrylic, Digital Art, Drawing, Mixed Media, Oil, Pastel, Photography, Watercolor.

Artwork that is for sale is subject to a 20% commission paid to HD South. Artists will receive 80% of their listed price.

For more information, send questions to hello2@gval.org.

Helpful Hints for Photographing Your Artwork

  1.  Remove any frame or glass before photographing.  Take the photo in natural light and avoid glare and shadows.
  2. When submitting images, please ensure the photo was taken straight-on, showing 90 degree corners, and cropped to the edge of the piece. Do not include the matting or frame in the image.
  3. Check your image on a screen larger than your phone’s screen to make sure you are happy with the focus and color. 
  4. Send jpg files only.  Your images should be at least 1200 pixels on the shortest side. The maximum file size is 4MB.
  5. If you have questions concerning your images, please let us know at hello2@gval.org. We want to make sure your images are the best representation of your artwork for the juror and the online show.