Our National Juried Show is open to creators in the United States aged 13 years of age and older. The theme is A Sense of Place, with four categories of visual arts:
Photography (Digital and Film)
Photography includes visual works created within a camera and processed using traditional darkroom or digital darkroom/lightroom software tools resulting in a printed work.
Painting, Drawing, Illustration
Painting, drawing, and illustration includes visual works created by hand using traditional analog techniques on a variety of surfaces that can be hung on a wall, with or without frames (such as stretched canvases).
Mixed media are visual works created using a combination of materials and analog and digital processes, such as collage and assemblage. As long as the piece can hang on a wall and meets our physical specifications, we’ll consider it. Surprise us!
Graphic and Digital Art
Graphic and digital art are visual works originating inside a computer, regardless of form factor (desktop, laptop, smartphone). These works are printed, framed and ready to hang.
Our juror for our first National Juried Show is Mary Anne Redding, who serves as Senior Curator at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.
One work of art per entry, with the option to upload three total images for a single work of art. For example, the second and third images could be details of a painting.
Uploaded images should be high enough resolution to appropriately display submitted work. Several standard image file formats are accepted. Please check the submission page for specifics.
Additional works of art can be submitted in a single category, subject to a $5 media fee.
Artists may enter multiple categories for the competition as long as they pay a separate entry fee in each category. For example, an individual artist could enter work into the photography and mixed media categories, each requiring a $30 entry fee.
All artworks entered into competition will also be considered for publication in The Upper New Review, regardless of contest outcome.
See the submission page for full guidelines for artwork submissions.