GVAL Annual Juried Fine Art Show and Sale

Applications will be available here on December 13, 2021
For a recap of the winning entries from our last show, CLICK HERE

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 winners and Best in Show.

At the Juried Fine Art Show, GVAL also presents a Gilbert Art Student a $250 cash award. The student’s work is displayed at the Annual Juried Fine Art Show. We are grateful to be hosted by the HD South, Home of the Gilbert Historical Museum.

19th Annual Juried Fine Art Show and Sale

March 12 – April 9, 2022

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

We will accept Applications beginning December 13th, 2021

Schedule for Juried Show and Sale
February 14th, Monday, Deadline for Entries
March 1st, Tuesday, Acceptance Notification
March 10th, Thursday, Art Drop Off at HD South – 5 pm-6 pm
March 12th, Saturday, Show opens 9 am-4 pm
March 12th, Saturday, Reception – TBA
April 9th, Saturday, Show Ends
Art Pick Up – TBA

Submission Guidelines, beginning Dec 13th
Complete the entry form
Flat Entry Fee: Members $30 for up to 3 pieces.
Non-members $50 for up to 3 pieces.
Fill out the form, send your jpgs and pay via the form below. If you have questions, or if you do not receive a confirmation that your application has been received, please contact us at hello2@gval.org.

Eligibility: This show is open to all living artists over the age of 18 years of age. 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. 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.

  • 2 dimensional artwork must be framed or gallery wrapped (1 1/2″ minimum depth) with no visible staples. Artwork must be WIRED to hang, 40″ or less on the longest side, 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.
  • 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, Computer Generated, 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 stated 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, without an angle, 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 2MB.
  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.

Check back on Dec 13th to fill out the form