The Theme is Cars!
When the gallery reopens, stop by The Arts of Great Falls Gallery to see the Exhibit – “Cars in Art” and vote for your fan favorite.

The Exhibit is an outstanding collection of paintings, pastels, mixed media and photography from artists across the DMV area including several award-winning artists. The Fan Favorite Award ($300) will be given to the artist who’s piece has the most votes.  Gallery Open Hours Wednesdays 12n – 4pm and Saturdays, extended hours during Cars and Coffee 7am – 2pm, or any other time an Atelier artist is in the studio ARE SUSPENDED THROUGH MARCH. All the art is for sale and 30% of the sales benefits The Arts of Great Falls.

The Awards Reception will be rescheduled for late April, if health protocols allow it.
The people will choose the exhibit winner by voting for their favorite piece. (1 vote per person). The Fan Favorite Award ($300) will be given to the artist who’s piece has the most votes. 

Important Dates & Details

AWARDS RECEPTION: Saturday, March 28, 6-7:30pm

ENTRY DEADLINE: Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 11:59pm
Artists Notified of Acceptance: Friday, Feb 21, 2020

DELIVERY of ART:  Sunday, March 1, 2020 10-12pm and
Monday, March 2, 2020 10-12pm
Pick Up Unsold Art: After Awards Reception, Saturday, March 28 &
Sunday, March 29 – 10am-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 payment 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.

COMMISSION: The Arts of Great Falls is a 501c3 organization. 30% of proceeds from the sales of artwork during this show go to supporting art education, opportunities and activities for all ages. Artists will receive 70% 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 NameFirst NameTitle (For example – DoeJohnCarsinArt) The email must contain the following info: Last NameFirst Name of ArtistEmail:Telephone: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 40 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, and visual impact.  All decisions of the jury are final. Final acceptance is made on the date of delivery.  A $300.00 award will be given to the “Fan Favorite” at the conclusion of the exhibit.

DROP OFF ART:  All accepted artwork must be delivered in person to: The Great Falls School of Art, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA, on Sunday, 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 70% of the sale. The Arts of Great Falls receives 30% of all sales.

Enter your car/ truck themed art for a show in The Arts of Great Falls Gallery – March 7-29.  This exhibit is open to all 2-D artists. The Gallery will be open during Cars & Coffee in Great Falls Saturday mornings.