Professional Visual

Entries for the 2018 Festival of Arts are now being accepted. Entry deadline is 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 30, 2018

How to Enter

Entering the Professional Division of the Festival of Arts is exceptionally easy. Simply fill out the online entry form.  Here are a few things that you need to know:

  • Cost to enter is $25 per entry which includes up to four pieces.  If you are a currently enrolled college student, there is no entry fee.
  • Although artists may enter more than once (at four pieces per entry) it is recommended that artists enter no more than one entry per division.  For example: four paintings and four photographs, but not eight paintings or eight photographs.
  • Your image uploads should be in .jpg or .png format.  Your images should be clearly labeled.
  • For more in depth answers to questions, please visit the FAQ’s page.

Please remember that submission does not guarantee acceptance.


The Professional Visual division of the Festival of Arts is open to all college level and older adults.  Although named “professional”, the majority of the entrants are talented hobbyists rather than full-time artists.  There are three subdivisions as part of the Professional Visual division:

Two Dimensional Art:  Any work that is a relatively flat surface and hangs on the wall such as paintings and digital art

Three Dimensional Art: Any work that is free standing such as sculptures and wood work.  (Three dimensional art can designed to be hung on the wall but must have the characteristics of true three dimensionality.)

Photography:  For the purposes of the Festival of Arts, Photography is any work that has not been significantly altered through computer manipulation beyond color enhancement.   Any natural image including time lapse pieces would be included in this division.  Photographs that have been “Photoshopped” or run through filters are considered digital art and are included in the two dimensional division.

The Professional Visual division includes cash awards totaling $9500 annually.

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