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64 ARTS National Juried Exhibition 2021

Updated: Jun 24, 2023

Thank you for another wonderful evening at the Buchanan Center for the Arts. We enjoyed a lovely reception in the gallery and a beautiful evening on the Pattee Plaza. Thank you to our exhibition sponsor, Midwest Bank, and our award sponsors: Blick Art Materials, Harlow and Lila Blum, Grant Minor, Twomey Foundation, Ralph Whiteman and an anonymous donor. Thank you, hospitality committee and volunteers who always make our events, so festive and memorable!

Celebrating its 13th year, 64 ARTS national juried exhibition is on view in the BCA gallery September 7-October 29. This exhibit features artwork from artists across the United States and promotes the importance of the arts in our community. Join us 5-7pm Friday, September 17 for a gallery reception and presentation of awards at 6pm.

Juror: Jim Shrosbree’s work is in the collections of such institutions as the Detroit Institute of Art, Des Moines Art Center, Los Angeles County Museum, Edythe and Ely Broad Museum, University of Iowa Museum of Art, and Daum Museum of Contemporary Art.

Awards include a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Iowa Arts Council, and Idaho Arts and Humanities Commission. He has attended residency fellowships at MacDowell, Yaddo, Two Coats of Paint, and Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts. He lives and works in Fairfield, Iowa where he is a Professor of Art at Maharishi International University.


Mary Jane Twomey Best of Show $1,000

Blick Art Materials Mixed Media Award $300

Blick Art Materials Sculpture Award $300

Harlow & Lila Blum Works on Paper Award $300

James Keefe Photography Award $300

John Ohler Works on Paper Award $300

Ceramics Award $300

Painting Award $300

Click the link to enter:

ENTRY PROCEDURE: Please retain a copy of the information you provide on the entry form. If you have not registered with CaFÉ, setting up your portfolio is free. There is a $30 charge for entering up to three (3) items in this exhibition, with one image per piece of art. After completing the entry information, a credit card number will be required to confirm the entry process. CaFÉ requires all images to conform to a specific format. The Buchanan Center for the Arts encourages artists to review the instructions and tutorials for formatting images and entering before beginning the actual entry process. Entries will be active on the CaFÉ website February 2 through June 1, 2021, and all entries must be submitted by 11:59pm Mountain Time Zone on June 1, 2021.

ELIGIBILITY: This exhibition is open to artists working in all mediums. Works must be original. Works created under the direction of an instructor will not be accepted. Source material must be original and not derived from copyrighted images. Entries are limited to a maximum of three (per entry fee) and must have been created in the last two years. Works previously exhibited at the Buchanan Center for the Arts will not be accepted.

Care should be taken that images are accurate representations of your work. Accepted works that do not reasonably meet the quality indicated in the image will be refused. For questions about the exhibition or guidelines, please contact For technical assistance with your entry, contact All two-dimensional works on paper must be framed and under plexiglass. Glass is acceptable for works under 14” in any direction. Frames and mattes must be museum quality, clean, and in good condition. Wiring must be in good condition and substantial enough to support the weight of the artwork. Sawtooth hangers are acceptable for works 14”x14” or under only. Hanging works may not exceed 40 lbs. per unit and are limited to 50” (including frame) in either direction. Three-dimensional work should not exceed 75 lbs. or 60” in any direction. If selected, instructions for submission of artwork will be forwarded to the artist. Recipients of monetary awards will be determined by the juror. Artists need not be present.

ENTRY FEE: The non-refundable entry fee is $30 per artist for up to three (3) pieces of artwork–one image per piece.

ACCEPTED DELIVERY/RETURN OF ARTWORK: Artists are responsible for the cost of ALL shipping. Call tags or prepaid shipping labels for return shipping are required to be included with each piece of artwork to ensure return. All shipped works will be returned in original containers with original packing. Do not ship your artwork using packing peanuts. Accepted works may be hand-delivered or shipped to the Buchanan Center for the Arts. Submissions must include: artist name, mailing address, phone number, email address, title, year completed, dimensions, price, and presentation/installation instructions posted on the back of each piece.

Important Dates

Deadline for Entry: June 1

Notification via Email: July 1

Delivery of Works: Artwork due by August 14

Exhibition Dates: September 7-October 29

Return Artwork: November 2-6

Mary Jane Twomey Best of Show:

Dominic Finocchio “Desire and Indifference”

Blick Art Materials Mixed Media:

Elizabeth McMahon “Festive”

Blick Art Materials Sculpture:

Brian Petrone “Tectonic Study 01”

Harlow & Lila Blum Works on Paper:

Marcia Cooper “Untitled Stretch”

James Keefe Photography:

Stephen Wilson “Lone Tree School”

John Ohler Drawing:

Jody Beighley “Sidewalks End”


Janis Mars Wunderlich “Apron Strings”


Nathan Taves “Woven Sky”

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