Call for Entries: The Masters

Entry deadline: Wednesday, May 27 at midnight!

NOTE: the dates have changed for this show due to us being closed for part of April. But hey, that just gives everyone more time to work on some cool pieces while we’re all quarantined. 

We all found our inspiration somewhere. Be it Van Gogh or Picasso or Pollock, we can all remember that one master we not only loved, but who inspired us to create. Did you go through a cubist period after discovering Picasso, or have fun with surrealism after seeing a Dali exhibit? Whatever it was, we’d love to see the pieces you’ve created that were inspired by one of the greats. We’re not looking for exact replications but rather works that were clearly inspired by one of The Masters. The pieces can have similar subjects (who hasn’t had fun creating their own Mona Lisa?) or they can just be a similar style (oops, I spilled some paint and made a Pollock). Have you made your own version of The Thinker out of Legos, or bought some wooden dowels and gone Vance Kirkland on a canvas? The more twisted and fun, the better!

This year’s Master’s Show will be juried by Elizabeth Licence, former director at Kanon. Elizabeth is also an artist, art teacher, and former president of the Colorado Art Educators Association. So yeah, she’s got an eye for art 😉

The Masters show is open to all mediums and sizes but any three-dimensional pieces must fit on a 12″ pedestal or be able to hang on the wall.

Artists may submit multiple pieces — $25 for three entries, $10 for each additional entry. All work submitted must be for sale. When you are submitting your pieces, please let us know the artist who inspired them.

A photo gallery of accepted pieces will be posted online and a link will be emailed to the artists by Friday, March 27. Art must be delivered to Kanon on Saturday, March 28 or Sunday, March 29 between 12-5 p.m. All pieces must be completely dry and ready to hang with proper hanging wire or D-rings – no sawtooth hangers (all canvas pieces must have some sort of hanging wire or rings). All pieces need to be labeled with the artist’s name and title. In case of multiple pieces, please include a diagram if they are to be hung in a specific order and we will do our best to accommodate this if all the pieces are accepted. The show will open on Friday, April 3, and run through Sunday, April 19.

All artwork must be picked up on Sunday, April 19, between 3-5 p.m. Please email us if you need to make other arrangements. Kanon takes no responsibility for work that is left at the gallery after April 26. You will be given a receipt for each piece submitted and may have someone else bring that receipt to the gallery to pick your work up for you.

Kanon will charge a 30% commission, plus tax, on all work sold. Kanon accepts all major credit cards as well as checks. Payment for work will be available 30 days after the show. Artists are welcome to come and pick up their checks, or they can be mailed to you.

Accepted art may be photographed for emails, our website, and other publicity pieces.

Application Instructions:
Please make all entry payments through PayPal and then email your images to (use this email for PayPal as well). The entry fees are $25 for the first three entries and then $10 for each additional entry. You can use the button below to add items to your cart, or just do it manually through Paypal. All images should be 1920 pixels square (add a black or white background for rectangular images) and files need to be less than 2 MB each.

Please label each image file with your name, title, and the size of your piece (i.e. JaneSmith_Title_12x12.jpg). This is very important as we need to know who each image belongs to. 

This information — especially the size — is also important in deciding how many pieces we can accept so please be sure to do this. If sending multiple entries, please limit total file size for each email to 10 MB.

Thanks and please let us know if you have any questions.

Please be sure to use the same email for both your PayPal payment and your image submission.

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