NGAE Prospectus / Entry Information

“Our Fifty Third Year”


Dates:  October 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 2019

Type:  National

Artist Deadline to Apply: August 16th, 2019

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Location: The Millennium Event Center, 815, 10th Street, Greeley, Colorado 80631

The 2019 National Greeley Art Exhibit and Sale will be staged at Greeley’s newest addition, The Millennium Event Center, October 3rd – 6th, 2019. During this time Greeley celebrates its “Artober” which shines a spotlight on Art in our Community, bringing a large audience from far and wide to view YOUR art!  This will be our 53rd year staging the National Greeley Art Exhibit and Sale (NGAE), which funds scholarships and fellowships for art students and artists alike in Weld County.

ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS. Open to all artists who create original fine art in all media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed media, and ceramics. All entries must be clearly identified, priced for sale, must have been created within the last 3 years, and be original works of art, not copied from other artists or published materials or with assistance from other artists. Giclees are not eligible.  Art must be framed and completely prepared for hanging with wire, no saw tooth hangers and no exposed glass edges. Gallery wrapped canvas with painted edges and plaque mounted art are accepted.  No three-dimensional pieces will be attached to floor or suspended from ceiling.

Accepted entries must match the accepted digital images, or they will be disqualified.  Prices listed on the entry form may not be changed.   Your entry into the exhibit signifies a commitment to send the art that is accepted.  By not sending an accepted work you are denying another artist the opportunity to be included in the exhibit.  If you do not send an accepted entry you will be ineligible to enter future NGAE Exhibitions as determined by the NGAE Board. All artwork must be for sale.  The NGAE commission is 30%.  Juried work will be kept for the duration of the show.  Bin art will be released at time of sale.

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SIZE. Maximum framed size of 2D art cannot exceed 34″x42″ (outside dimensions of frame, or length plus width including outside of frame not over 76 inches).  Sculptures must not exceed 45 lbs. and not more than 18 inches x 18 inches at the base and not more than 3 feet high, nor require special installation.  Shipped art may not exceed 50 pounds.  Works exceeding size limits will be refused and returned at the artist’s expense.   ***NGAE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ALL FINAL DECISIONS REGARDING DESIGN CONTROL OF THE ACCEPTED ARTWORK.


Acrylic                Ceramics                       Drawing                       Mixed Media

Oil                          Pastel                          Photography

Original Print Making                Watercolor                    3-D (Sculpture and Fiber)

***Categories with less than 10 accepted entries will be combined at the discretion of the NGAE Board.

ENTERING YOUR IMAGES. You can enter your images online at  Entry form must be filled out in its entirety. List sizes up to the nearest inch. Submitted images must not include matting or frame. Crop the photos to include only the artwork. Be sure your images are right-side-up.  Before uploading your images, make sure they are smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi. Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space. Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at: If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please write to us here:  Please add and to your safe senders list to ensure notifications are received.

NON-REFUNDABLE FEE. $45 application fee to submit up to 3 entries.  3 additional entries may be added at $10 each for a total of up to six entries. Entry fees must be paid by the entry deadline.

ARTIST STATEMENT. Accepted Artists are invited to provide a one-page artist’s statement to be included in the show notebook.

BIN ART. If your work has been accepted for the show, you may also submit 5 bin items of flat work, matted and suitably protected with shrink wrap or clear acetate bag. Artists working in clay are encouraged to submit up to 25 additional items for sale. Artists may provide their own display bins or pedestals, as appropriate for their medium. NGAE commission is 30%. An inventory list of ALL Bin Art must be submitted to the NGAE by September 6th, 2019; this list must include name and price for each item. Please submit this list upon delivery of your Bin Art in September/October as well.

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE. All artists will receive notification by email after acceptance is complete.  Please add to your safe senders list to ensure email delivery. Please follow the RSVP instructions on your Acceptance Notice so we know you have received notification.  Likewise, you can view your acceptance by logging into your Artist Profile after the notification date.

PRE-SALE. New this year to the National Greeley Art Exhibit and Sale is the opportunity for the community to view and buy Artwork online before Opening Night. Names, photos, and prices submitted will be posted online at from September  9th, 2019 up until October 2nd, 2019.

AWARDS. Over $2,000 in cash awards will be given.


Hand Delivered.  Accepted work must be delivered to The Millennium Event Center, 815 10th Street, Greeley, CO 80631 on Monday, September 30th, between 1:00 and 5:00 pm or Tuesday, October 1st, between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Late arrivals WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Shipped Art.  Accepted artwork must be shipped by the following carriers, FEDEX or UPS, and received between Wednesday, September 25th and Tuesday, October 1st.  NO PACKING PEANUTS!  It is recommended that fragile items be double boxed. Airfloat Boxes are highly recommended.

Ship Artwork to:    The Millennium Event Center, 815 10th Street, Greeley, CO 80631

For those artists shipping their art: YOU MUST INCLUDE A CHECK MADE OUT TO NATIONAL GREELEY ART EXHIBITION FOR $15 FOR UNPACKING/REPACKING/TRANSPORTING FEE OF EACH BOX SHIPPED and included in your shipped box. No C.O.D. shipments to “The Millennium” will be accepted. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist for all shipping.  If artwork arrives damaged artist will be notified by telephone immediately.


PICK-UP.  Unsold art work must be picked up at The Millennium Event Center on Sunday, October 6th between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm. If someone else will be picking up your work for you, please send a note of authorization with them for the work to be released. Due to lack of storage, late pickups cannot be accommodated. A late fee of $10 a day for each piece will be charged for those not picking up their art at the designated date and time.

SHIPPING OF ACCEPTED WORK/RETURN SHIPPING. Unsold artwork will be returned with your prepaid shipping label.  If your shipping address is different from your mailing address, please include alternate street address on the form. Artists are responsible for additional shipping costs due to refused or returned artwork so make sure the shipping address is indicated if different from your mailing address.   We do not ship to P.O. Boxes. We do not return packages C.O.D.

***Insurance is the responsibility of the artist for both sending and return shipment. *** 

LIABILITIES. It is the artist’s responsibility to obtain adequate insurance for your artwork.  NGAE will use the utmost care in handling your artwork but will not insure any entry and assumes no liability for any damage, loss, or theft during the show. The Millennium will not insure any entry and assumes no liability for any damage, loss, or theft during the show..


IF YOU NEED HELP WITH ONLINEJURIEDSHOWS. How to look at or edit your entries. How to pay, if you didn’t pay when you entered. How to see if you’ve already paid, or how to get a receipt. How to Update your Personal Info (name, address, email address, password). How to REPLACE an Entry. Also, if you’d like to write to us to get help, CLICK HERE:

REGARDING JURY NOTIFICATIONS. Notifications are sent through ConstantContact from To ensure receipt of this notification, please add to your contact list, or safe senders’ list.  On the day of notification, you can do the following, but you will also receive an email notification, sent from ConstantContact, that will state the same.

  1. Go to and log in using your email address and password.
  2. Right above where you just logged in, click “Your Artist Profile.” You are now in Your account!
  3. Click the show name and you will see your first image. The jury results will be under the thumbnail view.
  4. As you will see, it will say either “This Image has been Accepted or Declined in to the show.” Under that sentence, you can click “Read Acceptance (or Declined) Letter.” The letter will then be displayed below.
  5. If you submitted more than one piece in the show, go to the next entered piece in the show by clicking the page number, displayed below the thumbnail image.
  6. While you are in your account on, click “Personal Info” and make sure your name, address, phone number, and email address are up-to-date. NOTE: Please be sure to read your letters in their entirety. Most acceptance letters will ask you to RSVP or will have special instructions you must follow.

Dates and Hours of the Art Show and Sale:

Thurs, Oct 3rd 4:00 – 5:00 VIP/Sponsor Event, 5:00 – 8:00 pm Opening Reception

Fri, Oct 4th 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Show Open, Wine & Design Event 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Sat, Oct 5th 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Show Open, with the Gala from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Sun, Oct 6th 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Show Open



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