Cash awards will be given for 1st Place, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place in each category per division. A Best of Show and Cash award will be given in both the Professional and Amateur divisions. Ribbons will be hung to identify winners in Professional, Amateur and Student divisions.

Professional Division:
In eight categories: (oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, drawing, photography, and dimensional)

Amateur Division:
In five categories: (painting, mixed media, drawing/pastel, photography, and dimensional)

Additional Recognition Awards
People’s Choice, Honor Awards, Women Empowering Women, Connect Medical Clinic, plus additional local awards.

Judging will be done Friday morning. No visitors during this time.

Patrons and artists are urged to attend the Purchase Award Preview and Artist’s Reception held on Friday evening, 6 pm to 9 pm. Entertainment is provided.

*Most Innovative Award: Innovative art courageously pushes accepted limits and represents a noticeable departure from the norm. Yet, for innovative art to be valued, the work must demonstrate the artist’s skilled control of the medium. Innovative art is instinctively recognized and long remembered.

Exceptional visual impact and originality are intrinsic in order to receive the Innovative Art Award.