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Mulvane Art Fair (Topeka, KS) – Call For Artists

Mulvane Art Fair (Topeka, KS) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Mulvane Art Museum announces a call for artists for the Mulvane Art Fair in Topeka, Kansas, to be held June 2024.

In 2024, the 30th annual Mulvane Art Fair, a juried event, will feature more the 85 artists from across the country and draw thousands of art lovers. With a focus on quality and variety, the fine art event is a favorite in the community and region. Proceeds from the event support the mission and programs of the Mulvane Art Museum, which is Topeka’s only art museum and on the Washburn University campus.

High standards for art are key to the success of the 2024 Mulvane Art Fair.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 23 February 2024

The Mulvane Art Fair has been an annual favorite among artists and art appreciators since 1992. During this two-day event, thousands of people visit the beautiful grounds of Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Even more special, this year, the Mulvane Art Musuem is celebrating its centennial and will be promoting this incredible milestone. The Museum is providing community art engagement activities in the months leading up to the show to organically promote the anniversary. They have increased the entertainment options as part of the celebration. It will be a remarkable year!

In 2023, Purchase Patrons who pledged $27,500 in advance to purchase art, spent over $70,000. The Musuem expects Purchase Patron pledges to be even greater in 2024.

On-site judging of the artists’ booths will take place 10 AM – 1 PM the Saturday of the Art Fair. The Award Presentation will occur at 3pm on Saturday.

Cash Awards

  • $500 Best of Show
  • $300 Best of 2-Dimensional
  • $300 Best of 3-Dimensional

“Love the patron program and purchase awards. Love the on-campus housing option, the relaxed Friday setup. All volunteers and organizers were very helpful and friendly.” ~Landscape Painter/exhibiting artist from 2023 (anonymous artist survey)

About Mulvane Art Museum

The Mulvane Art Museum exists to facilitate creative thought and intellectual growth. They offer free admission to a nationally accredited facility with over 9,000 square feet of exhibition space, four art classrooms, two sculpture gardens, an interactive artmaking space, and over 6,000 works of art. As a Department of Washburn University that is sustained by memberships, donations, and grants, they rely on support to provide free access to exhibitions and the ArtLab.

For more information, contact stacy.ash@washburn.edu


National Exhibition Of Traditional Oils (Wichita, KS) – Call For Artists

National Exhibition Of Traditional Oils (Wichita, KS) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Oil Painters of America (OPA) announces a call for artists for the 33rd National Exhibition of Traditional Oils, to be held April 5 – May 31, 2024, at Mark Arts, Wichita, Kansas, exhibited in the Gladys and Karl T. Wiedemann Gallery. Artists eligible to compete are citizens – both natural born or otherwise – of the continent of North America who are 2024 OPA members.

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Apply by: 12 January 2024

The entry fee is $35 for one, $50 for two, and $60 for three; only one may be accepted. Maximum size limitation 1,200 sq in.

The juror for the National Exhibition of Traditional Oils will be Sherrie McGraw OPAM.   The acceptance list will be announced on 2/6/2024.

OPA will offer a $25,000 cash Best in Show award with total exhibition award amount $100,000 in cash and merchandise. This show will be promoted in nationwide art magazines such as American Art Collector, International Artists Magazine, Southwest Art, Fine Art Connoisseur, and Art of the West. Collectors from around the country have been invited to preview the show before it is open to the public. Becoming a member of OPA opens the door to virtual learning from some of the country’s top artists, multiple exhibition opportunities throughout the year, exclusive deals and discounts on quality art supplies and advertising plus networking with Master Artists.

About Oil Painters of America

OPA is one of the top art organizations in North America with over 3,600 members ranging from student to Master Signature members. Dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art, Oil Painters of America’s primary mission is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by drawing attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition, and the appreciation of light.

Through national and regional shows, educational programs, scholarships and marketing efforts, OPA has become a leader in the art community and a driving force in the new Renaissance.

For more information, contact mail@oilpaintersofamerica.com