This monthly friendly-competition is open to all members who attend the Monthly meeting, on the third Tuesday of each month from September through May (no meeting in December).
During each monthly meeting, members vote for one piece of art entered in the Artist of the Month competition. Each Artist of the Month winner receives a ribbon, a cash prize of $25, and the opportunity to compete for Artist of the Year. Once an artist receives the Artist of the Month distinction they are ineligible to enter for the remainder of the year, until the May meeting.
Winning works return for the May meeting, where members vote for artist of the year. The Artist of the Year wins a cash prize of $100.
All artists are celebrated at a show and reception for their work at the September Meeting.
Rules: -If you wish to participate in the Artist of the Month competition, please arrive by 5:30pm to enter one piece of art. -Participating artists must be members of AAG. -Artwork must be wired for hanging, no larger than 40 inches on the largest side. -Sculpture that can be easily handled can also be submitted. -exhibited art is subject to the conditions of the Hold Harmless Agreement used in all AAG exhibits. Ask the Artist of the Month Director for a copy of the Agreement. -The Artist of the Year winner is ineligible to compete in the following year’s Artist of the Month competition.
Artist of the Year: This annual competition is open to the year’s winners of the Artist of the Month. Each winning artist is requested to bring in their winning work of art. No substitutions will be allowed. Members vote for the Artist of the Year. The Winner is ineligible to enter the competition the following year.
Artist of the Month/Year Annual Exhibition: Every September the Artist of the Year and the Artists of the Month are celebrated in an exhibition and reception at the September meeting. Each artist is asked to submit 3 pieces of art for exhibit for a few weeks in September. More information about this show will be sent to the participating artists.