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Fredericksburg Fine Art Show & Sale

****** The show is no longer accepting online entries due to the number of artists who have already registered. *******

Please submit your form online now to be placed on our waiting list. 


ENTRY DEADLINE: Monday, February 26, 2018 or 350 pieces of art, whichever comes first.

>> Enter by Mail or In Person - PDF Form <<

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Call for Artists:

- This is an open show welcoming a wide range of artists, styles and mediums
- Opportunity to sell your artwork
- Compete for cash prizes:

  • Best in Show Winner: $500
  • First Place Winners: $100
  • Second Place Winners: $50
  • Popular Vote Winner: $50

Show Hours

Friday, March 16 - 10:00am - 8:00pm {Friday Evening Champagne Reception 6:00pm-8:00pm}
Saturday, March 17 - 10:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday, March 18 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Held at Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal Street, in downtown Fredericksburg

Proceeds from the show will benefit Thurman Brisben Center & community recreation programs.

Categories for Judging


WATERCOLORS - Includes acrylics, gouache, inks used as watercolor


DRAWING - Includes pencil, ink, sumi, charcoal, crayon

PASTELS - Includes chalk and oil pastels

PHOTOGRAPHY - Includes film & digital photography

3-D SCULPTURE - Includes clay, ceramic, wood, metal, stone

MIXED MEDIA - Combining more than one medium. No computer generated artwork.

NOVICE - All media from beginning artists with two years or less of art exhibit experience

Show Rules
• Entry fee is $10.00 for each piece of artwork submitted, maximum of 6 artworks permitted per artist.
• All artworks submitted must be FOR SALE.
• Exhibitors must be at least 18 years old and out of high school.
• Exhibit space is limited to 350 entries and fills on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrations will be accepted until the exhibit fills or the deadline of Monday, February 26, whichever comes first. Artwork previously exhibited in this show will not be accepted. Artwork not checked-in before 6:00pm on Tuesday, March 13th will not be accepted for hanging.
• If item entered is a copy of another artist’s or photographer’s work, it must be indicated as such (i.e., “In the style of...”).
• The Art Show Committee reserves the right to select work to be included in the show and the right to reject any work which it deems offensive to community sensitivities. An artist whose work is declined will be notified prior to the show’s opening.
• The following will not be considered for judging: Unframed pieces without finished edges that are not presentation ready; nor any categories with less than 15 total entries
• No commercial reproductions will be accepted.
• Liability: All possible care will be taken of artwork, but the Woman’s Club and/or the Parks, Recreation & Events Department will not be responsible for any damages to items exhibited.
• Neither the Woman’s Club nor the Parks, Recreation & Events Department will pay for repair or replacement costs on any pieces lost, stolen or damaged while at the Community Center.
• All accepted entries must remain on exhibit during the entire length of the show.
• Artists not adhering to the Exhibit rules may become ineligible for future admission.
• Photographs may be taken of your artwork during the exhibit.

• Hanging entries are not to exceed 36” x 48” INCLUDING frame. 3-D entries are not to exceed 48” high nor 48” wide at the widest points. This is length and width, not total square inches.
• No picture with gallery clips or saw tooth hangers will be accepted. Entries must be framed with hanging wire (no string) adequate to support the weight. Canvas entries may be unframed but must have finished edges/sides.
• No wet artwork or frames.
• 18% commission will be charged on all sales. Artists will be required to submit current W9 Forms to the City of Fredericksburg in order to receive prize and commission payments resulting from this show. Sales tax will be collected and forwarded to the artist, who is responsible for paying sales tax to VA on sold items.

Best in Show: $500
Popular Vote: $50 - Public votes until Noon on Sunday, March 18, Awarded on Sunday at 3:00pm.
Awarded in each category: 1st Place: $100 2nd Place: $50 3rd Place: Ribbon (Categories with less than 15 entries will not be judged for these awards.)
Marguerite Wyant Memorial Award $25: Awarded to Novice Entrant in honor of Marguerite Wyant who taught for the Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation Department for over 25 years.
Shannon Broom Memorial Award: $25 Awarded to Drawing Entrant, this award is given by the Woman’s Club of Fredericksburg, in memory of young artist Shannon Broom, who won two awards in her initial exhibit in 1998.

Important Dates

Monday, February 26 (before 8:00pm)

Deadline for Payment and Entry Forms. Must be dropped off in person, completed online or post- marked by February 26th deadline:
Dorothy Hart Community Center
Attn: Fred. Art Show. 408 Canal Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 Questions? Call 540-372-1086 ext 215 or

 NOTE: Exhibit space is limited to 350 pieces and may fill prior to deadline. No artwork will be accepted until check-in, no exceptions.

Sunday, March 11
Artist Check In from 2:00pm - 5:00pm at the Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal Street
Please be on time. We will open and close promptly at times provided.

Monday, March 12 and Tuesday, March 13
Artist Check In from 10:00am - 6:00pm* Monday and Tuesday at the Dorothy Hart Community Cntr, 408 Canal Street Please be on time. We will open and close promptly at times provided. Artwork not received by 6pm Tuesday the 13th will not be accepted, no exceptions.

Advanced check-in by appointment only for artists unable to attend March 11-13 check-ins. Please call 540-372-1086 ext. 215 to make an appt.

Thursday, March 15
Artist’s Preview Reception, 7:00pm - 8:30pm at the Dorothy Hart Community Center. By invitation only, 1 guest per artist. Awards will be announced.

Friday, March 16
Show Opens to Public at 10:00am. Public is invited to Friday Evening Champagne Reception 6:00pm-8:00pm. Free admission.

Sunday, March 18
Artist Check Out from 4:00pm - 5:30pm All artwork must be picked up at this time. If you are unable to pick it up, you must send someone in your place. Artwork unclaimed by April 6, 2018 becomes the property of Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events Department. By submitting this entry form you are giving your consent that you understand this requirement.

Registrations will be accepted until the exhibit fills or the deadline of Monday, February 26, 2018 whichever comes first.

Return form and payment to:
Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events
Attn: Fine Art Show
408 Canal Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Questions? Call 540-372-1086 ext 215 or