61st Annual Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition
The Annual Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition has been recognized as one of the oldest regional juried art shows in Wisconsin and is made possible with support from the Friends of the Wright Museum.

Important Dates for 2018 Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition

  • February 1: PDF of mail entry form available online.
  • February 1: Online submission system available for entrants.
  • March 30: All mail entries must be postmarked by this date.
  • March 30: All online entries due.
As a teaching museum, the mission of the Wright Museum of Art advances the educational goals of Beloit College.  Our principal purpose is to provide the college and local community with diverse opportunities to appreciate, interact with, and understand the visual arts through exhibitions, collections, and programming. The Wright promotes experiential learning through an engagement with art that is both visual and tactile. It also endeavors to promote a critical reading of art as it shapes our cultural and intellectual history.

62nd Annual Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition Deadlines and Submission Instructions Important Dates for 2019 Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition 

  • February 1: PDF of mail entry form available online.
  • February 1: Online submission system available for entrants.
  • March 29: All mail entries must be postmarked by this date.
  • March 29: All online entries due.
  • April 26: Notification of acceptance by mail or e-mail.
  • May 22, 23, 24: Hand-delivery of accepted work to the Wright Museum, Beloit College. 11am - 3 pm. 
  • June 7, 2019: Opening for the 62nd Annual Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Award announcements at 5:30 pm.
  • July 1, 2, 3: Pick up of exhibited work at Wright Museum of Art. All work not picked up by July 3 will be charged a $5 per day storage fee.
  • Also, for many of our artists that work strictly in digital format, we are no longer requiring physical drop off if your work is accepted. For a small fee, we will reproduce, mat, and frame your digital artwork for the exhibition. Please contact Christa Story at storyc@beloit.edu to inquire about this service. 
  • All submissions are managed by Submittable.com.  

Sponsors: Beloit & Vicinity acknowledges generous contributions from Beloit College, Kohler Community Engagement for the Arts, Visit Beloit, and the community. 

Conditions: Incomplete entries will not be considered. Entry fee is not refundable. Accepted works must be hand-delivered. The Wright Museum of Art accepts no responsibility for unpacking. No shipments will be received. 

Awards for Beloit & Vicinity 

  • The Juror’s Award winner will have a gallery show the following year at the Wright Museum of Art.
  • Prizes for 2nd and 3rd place will be given.
  • A Peoples Choice Award will be presented at the opening. The winner will be featured on the front cover of the catalog the following year.

Winners will be selected after all accepted works have been received. The awards will be announced and presented at the opening reception.

Eligibility: The Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition is open to all artists residing in Wisconsin and neighboring states. Original works executed by the artist which have not been previously displayed in a Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition are eligible. Paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, textiles, performance pieces, and photographs are accepted. No dimension of any work may exceed seven feet. No weight may exceed 150 pounds.

Emerging Artists: Artists age 16-24 are invited to submit as “Beloit & Vicinity Emerging Artists”. Entries received in this age category will be juried by the same B&V jurors and will compete for "Best Emerging Artist" award. Their work will appear alongside regular B&V entries and be included in the catalog. Emerging artists pay a reduced entry fee of $7 per artwork. 

Entry Fees 

  • A non-refundable $15 jurying fee per artwork must accompany each entry.
  • Students entering the Emerging Artists competition must submit a non-refundable $7 jurying fee per artwork.

Entry and Photo Submission by Mail: You may submit your entry information and photos of artwork either via the internet or by mail. If submitting by mail, you will need to download the entry form PDF and submit the completed form along with a CD/DVD of images. Slides will also be accepted, but will only be returned if accompanied with a self addressed stamped envelope. Checks for entry fees should be made payable to Beloit and Vicinity Exhibition. Cash will not be accepted. 

Entry and Photo Submission Online: You may also choose to submit your entry over the internet by using our website. The online entry system will ask you to input your personal information, artwork information, and upload a digital photo for each artwork. You can also pay your entry fee using a credit card. We strongly encourage artists to submit electronically as this cuts down on paperwork and eliminates the risk of misspellings in our catalog. 

Image Format: It is vital that images—whether submitted online or on CD/DVD—be of suitable quality in the event that the artwork is included in the color catalog. JPEG format is required if submitting online. Actual file sizes should be at least 1 megabyte per image. 

Catalog and Advertising Materials: Entries accepted into the show will be included in the printed color catalog. Artists acknowledge that works included in the exhibition may be used by the Wright Museum of Art for advertising purposes. Catalogs will be available at the opening reception. Direct entry forms submitted by mail to: Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition Wright Museum of Art – Beloit College 700 College Street Beloit, WI 53511 Please contact Christa Story at 608-363-2095 or storyc@beloit.edu with questions.

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