Traffic Stop by Cindi Berry 

The Theme is Planes, Trains, Automobiles and More

The 2021 Juried Art Show is all about transportation.  Last year’s Cars in Art theme was so popular we decided to continue with modes of transportation for the 2021 show.

We are looking for creative interpretations of Planes, Trains, Automobiles and More for this exhibit. Think outside the box items related to transportation, i.e. old gas pumps, traffic lights, bikes, subways, road signs, vespas etc. This is meant to be a fun exhibit. Let your creativity shine.


ENTRY DEADLINE: Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 11:59pm.

ARTISTS NOTIFIED of ACCEPTANCE: Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021

DELIVERY of ART: Sunday, February 28, 2021 and Monday March 1, 2021 10-12pm.

PICK UP UNSOLD ART: Sunday March 28, 2021 10-12pm

ELIGIBILITY: Entry is open to all artists. Cost: $30.00. This is a non-refundable application fee covering the cost of 3 pieces of artwork for this exhibit. Credit Card/PayPal payments only.

ACCEPTED MEDIA: All 2D media will be considered (oil, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, charcoal, pastel, mixed media, photography, fiber arts, etc.) Art submissions must be original work created by the artist. Abstract art is also welcome if the theme is easily identified. Work submitted should not have been shown in a previous Arts of Great Falls Exhibit.

COMMISSION: The Arts of Great Falls is a 501c3 organization. 20% of the proceeds from the sales of artwork during this show go to supporting art education, opportunities and activities for all ages. Artists will receive 80% of the sales price for their art.

TO ENTER: Register online at
and submit art electronically to:
All required information must be submitted.  Entry is fee is due at the time of the submission to be considered.

IMAGES: Submitted images must be in jpg format.  Minimum size 300k. Maximum size 2 MB.  One photo per entry (Max 3 Entries).  Save each image with the following info: Last Name First Name Title (For example – DoeJohnTrafficStop)

The email to must contain the following info:

Last Name First Name of Artist:



List all entries: (Limit Three) Title: Artist: Medium: Size: Price:

JPG Photos of entries. (Limit Three)

The application will not be considered for the exhibit if it is missing required information and photo (jpg attachments). The application will not be considered if it is received after the deadline. The application will not be considered if the application fee is not paid at the time of submission.

ARTWORK:  All artwork must be framed. Wire for hanging must be attached to the frame. Gallery wrapped canvas with painted edges and metal photographs are accepted if they are properly wired for hanging. No sawtooth hangers or similar style will be accepted. The Arts of Great Falls reserves the right to exclude entries that are not suitable for the gallery.  Artwork should be no larger than 36 inches on the longest side.  Artwork must be available for the dates of the show. No piece shall be removed before the end of the exhibit without approval from The Arts of Great Falls.

JUDGING:  Submissions are judged based on theme, originality, composition, originality, use of materials, execution of medium and visual impact.  All decisions of the jury are final. Final acceptance is made on the date of delivery.  A $100.00 award will be given to the People’s Choice at the conclusion of the exhibit.

DROP OFF ART:  All accepted artwork must be delivered in person to: The Arts of Great Falls School & Gallery, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA, on Sunday, February 28, 10-12pm and Monday, March 1, 10-12 noon.

SALES:  All artwork submitted for this exhibit must be listed for sale.  Sales of the artwork will be handled by the Arts of Great Falls. The Arts of Great Falls will have extended hours during the month of March to promote this exhibit.  Payment for sold paintings will be made to the artist within 30 days of the closing date of the exhibit. Reminder: Artist will receive 80% of the sale. The Arts of Great Falls receives 20% of all sales.

Enter your Planes, Trains, Automobiles and More themed art for a show in The Arts of Great Falls Gallery – March 1-27.  This exhibit is open to all 2-D artists. This show will be open to the public – COVID restrictions permitted and will be viewable via virtual gallery and social media artist spotlights.