Cash awards will be given in both the Professional & Amateur divisions. Ribbons will be hung to identify winners in Professional, Amateur and Student divisions.

Professional Division

  • Best of Show: $50

In each category:  (oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, drawing, photography, and dimensional)

  • 1st Place: $35
  • 2nd Place: $30
  • 3rd Place: $25

Amateur Division

  • 1st Place: $20
  • 2nd Place: $20
  • 3rd Place: $15
  • 4th Place: $15
  • 5th Place: $10
  • 6th Place: $10

Additional recognition awards
People’s Choice
Red Hat Society
Most Innovative*
Honor Award

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.