Sweeten your palette for another Sappy Art Show!
Thank you for your interest in the 2023 Sappy Art Show! This exhibit has become a favorite for Vermont artists. We're glad that you are submitting your artwork to this year’s exhibit!
Sappy Art Show Submission Guidelines
This exhibit is open to Vermont artists working in any 2 dimensional or 3 dimensional media. For inclusion in this exhibit, your work must reflect this year’s theme: “Maple - the Heart of Vermont”. Each piece of artwork must not be larger than 11x14 (Size does not include the frame). Cash prizes will be awarded for Best of Show, as well as 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Honorable Mention awards will also be given in each of the following categories:
Using Maple Syrup
Cash Prizes will be awarded for:
Best of Show: $100 + $50 Gift Certificate to Village Frame Shoppe
1st Place: $75
2nd Place: $50
3rd Place: $30
Honorable Mention: awarded in each category - $20
People's Choice: 1/2 Gallon of Vermont Maple Syrup
You may submit only one piece of artwork per category, with a maximum of 4 pieces.
NEW THIS YEAR: Maximum size is 11x14 (Size does not include the frame).
All artwork must be framed and wired, ready to hang.
(Sawtooth hooks and clip hangers are not acceptable.)
Entry labels must be attached to the back of your frame in the upper left corner.
You must register each piece of artwork online by April 15, 2023.
Your entry labels and inventory sheet will be emailed to you upon completion of your online registration.
The inventory sheet must be signed and delivered to the gallery along with your artwork on one of the drop-off dates.
All artwork must be delivered to Village Frame Shoppe between April 11 and April 15 - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Village Frame Shoppe is located at 50 N Main Street, St. Albans, VT 05478.
HANGING AND JURYING
Artwork will be hung and juried on April 21.
The gallery will retain a 50% commission on all artwork sold during this exhibit.
The exhibit will be on display through May 6, 2023.
All artwork must be picked up between May 9 - May 12 - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Small Print
While it is our desire to include all artwork submitted to this exhibit, we reserve the right to refuse any work that does not meet these guidelines. This includes artwork that is not properly prepared for hanging or display, artwork that is submitted past the deadline, and artwork that does not fit any of the exhibit’s categories. It is in your best interest to follow these submission guidelines as you prepare your artwork for exhibit.
While all due care will be taken with the artist’s work, neither the Village Frame Shoppe & Gallery nor the Vermont Maple Festival assumes any liability for loss or damage that may occur. Artists are encouraged to provide their own insurance on artwork. All artwork submitted to this competition remains the sole property of the artist. By entering this exhibit, you agree that the Vermont Maple Festival, Inc. Board of Trustees and Village Frame Shoppe has the right to use your entry in its publications, educational programs, and publicity efforts without requiring additional compensation. Submission of artwork constitutes your acceptance of all terms listed here.