SAN PEDRO RIVER ARTS COUNCIL
14TH ANNUAL FINE ART SHOW AND SALE
For the entire month of March, 2024 at
Cochise College, 1025 AZ-90 Benson, AZ 85602
CALL TO ALL ARTISTS
Get the entry form online at: www.sprarts.org
Get new category info online at: www.sprarts.org
Get types of art accepted online at: www.sprarts.org
Get art show rules info online at: www.sprarts.org
Need help with your framing? Get the info online at www.sprarts.org
PRIZES $$$$, ribbons, cash awards. Get info online at www.sprarts.org
Need further assistance? Call Deb Warner, Celebrate the Arts 2024 chairperson: 520)9901545
Or Endeavor Art Gallery 520) 586-4630
DATES TO REMEMBER:
ENTRY DEADLINE DATE: 2/1/24 @ MIDNIGHT
RECEIVING DATE: 2/29/24 from 10AM – 3PM
JUDGING DATE: 3/7/24
CRITIQUES: 3/7/24 @ 1PM – 3PM (NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC BEFORE 1PM)
RECEPTION DATE: 3/16 from 1PM – 3PM
PICK UP DATE: 3/29/24 from 12 noon – 3:00PM (be punctual)
This year’s fine art / contemporary art judge will be Sarah Webber, international western artist.
This year’s 3D art judge will be Lori Giliberto, Tombstone Art Association’s Craft Directorthelilacfox39@yahoo.com
SPRAC * CELEBRATE THE ARTS/ Cochise College, Benson 2024
1025 AZ-90, Benson, AZ 85602
2024 CELEBRATE THE ARTS JUDGED FINE ART SHOW AWARDS:
OVER ALL AWARDS:
BEST OF SHOW, PEOPLE’S CHOICE FOR YOUTH & ADULT ART, MAYOR’S CHOICE, BEST OF DIVISTION
1st, 2nd, 3rd and (2) Honorable Mention for each Art Division and Category
Art Show Rules:
Youth – from grade school to high school – NO ENTRY FEE
Adult – 18 years of age or older (out of high school)
Limit 3 pieces. $10/piece for SPRAC member, or $14/piece for nonmember.
Free for youth.
Each piece may not exceed 32 inches on either side or greater than 5 pounds.
****See hanging rules on website, under CHECK IN RULES***
No piece may be removed prior to pick up date, UNLESS THE ARTIST GIVES PERMISSION IF SOLD PRIOR TO JUDGING.
The art show chairperson reserves the right to reject any entry. All decisions are final.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY FORM: MIDNIGHT THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2024
RECEIVING/ INTAKE: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2024 – 10AM TO 3:00PM @ Cochise Community College, Benson. (PLZ BE PUNCTUAL. THE COLLEGE WILL BE CLOSED AFTER INTAKE.
HANGING DATE: FRIDAY, MARCH 1 – 9AM to 2 PM (no public admission)
JUDGING: THURSDAY, MARCH 7: 9 AM TO 1PM. (no public admission)
JUDGING CRITIQUES: THURSDY, MARCH 7, 2024 @ 1P – 3:00PM
ART SHOW OPENS: (During Cochise College office hours). Starting Monday, 4, 2024 (usually 8 am to 4:30 PM), but check Google or call the college office.
RECEPTION: SATURDAY, 3/16/24 @ 2:30P – 4:30P. Ribbons and prizes will be presented.
END OF SHOW / PICK UP ART: PROMPTLY – MONDAY APRIL 1, 2024 – 10AM to 4:30PM
Questions or additional information: contact Deb Warner, email@example.com. 520-990-1545
Entry Fee: Members: $10 per piece Non Members: $14 per piece
What Is Included in the Fine Arts?
Traditionally there were five main types of fine art. These fine arts were
paintings, architecture, sculptures, music, and poetry. However, the new list
of fine arts has expanded to include additional forms, and there are now
seven established forms of fine art.
Which Are the 7 Fine Arts?
6. Performing Arts
Fine art is usually produced in limited quantities, or more often, they are a
one-of-a-kind piece. Because fine art is produced in smaller quantities, it is
considered rarer and can typically demand higher prices
The definition of contemporary art is the sculpture, painting, and other creative
works that are from the current time, or since World War II. An example of
contemporary art is graffiti art that is shown in a museum.
The age of contemporary art is believed to have begun after the Pop
Art period of the 1960s.
Fine Art & Contemporary Art
ORIGINAL Hanging art OR ELECTRONICALLY ENHANCED/DIGITALLY ALTERED ORIGINAL HANGING ART
Review the definitions of original art vs. Electronically Enhanced/Digitally Altered Art category.
ORIGINAL Mixed Media or ELECTRONICALLY ENHANCED DIGITALLY ALTERED HANGING ART
A combination of at least 2 or more of the above medium.
3D / Design Art
Hanging art ONLY (there is no room in the venue for platform or sitting pieces)
fiber, textile, fabric (no quilts)
Any hanging art created of a new medium
#1 Enhanced Art/digitally altered art is a higher technically produced piece, with
artistic computer program skills, for electronic enhancements, during the
creation/rendering process. Within the rendering process of a piece, an artist use
of computer/digitally altering or adjusting program assistance, for the purpose of
a more defined stylized piece of art. It is the artist’s choice in this extra process,
within their own ORIGINAL ART rendering or their own/authorized photo
reference. The electronic enhancements are the difference between “Original art”
using ONLY your own hand, medium, and personal creativity. Enhanced
/Digitally altered art is original art, plus the additional use of higher technology to
produce a piece by the artist. The “higher technology” can be in the form of
projection, Photoshop, Procreate, and a myriad of other programs for digital
enhancements. The electronic tools are in any artist’s tool bag and can be used
for whatever electronic assistance an artist feels necessary to achieve the final
The only time the differences between Original Art/ no electronic enhancements and
Enhanced Digitally Altered Art, is ONLY during JUDGING art. It’s the separation of
the 2 rendering processes to be judged by a critical eye of a judge, solely based
on the merits of quality in the final rendering processes in 2 different categories
of the same medium. Enhanced styling is producing a more defined
outcome/product, or enough changes to the artist’s initial original product they
felt necessary for completion of their art piece.
When art is hanging in a gallery, selling art in any venue, or just viewing a fine
piece of art – the calling out/separation, or defining the distinction of the 2
rendering processes is of no value and makes no difference. Beauty is in the eyes
of the beholder. No more. No less.
The separation between the 2 styles of Original art is of no different than in
photography - old school dark rooms/ rendering of the photos, to present day,
computer cameras with digitally altering electronic programs and processes.
They are separated in a judging situation for all the reasons listed above. That’s
what separates the 2 stylings, and that’s why ONLY in judging is this important.
It’s judging apples to apples according to rendering processes. The use of
digitally altered art, more electronic enhancements is growing and evolving, and
needs to be embraced and recognized by giving this art its own category in the
JUDGING of Art Shows.
Artificial Intelligence art; art created completely and totally from an AI computer
program at this time of rendering. AI art is a new dimension; therefore art
galleries are ill-equipped to judge in art shows.
We have a large collection of original artworks for sale, including paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Our collection features works from both local and international artists.