San Pedro River Arts Council

2017 Celebrate the Arts!  Fine Arts Show and Sale

Information Sheet


 MARCH 3rd    through     MARCH 30th, 2017

Show location: Cochise College, Benson Center, 1025 S. Highway 90, Benson, Arizona 


Saturday, February 25th   Entries due no later than this date—

feel free earlier!!  (by post or online)

Wednesday, March 1st       Receiving Paintings  (drop off at Cochise College

Benson Center between 1 p.m and 6 pm.

Thursday, March 2nd       Hang Art Work.

Friday, March 3rd       Show judged in the morning.

Judge’s critique open for interested artists beginning at 1:30 pm

Show open to the public for viewing during regular college hours. 

Show will hang through March 30th.
Thursday, March 9th    Reception.  5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the college.  

Everyone welcome!  Awards.  Refreshments.  Meet the artists.Thursday, March 30th     

Show comes down.  Pick up artwork 1 p.m. till 6:00 p.m.

ELIGIBILITY:  Show is open to all artists working in a two-dimensional medium -excluding photography

(An exhibition for photographers only is scheduled for October, 2017.) 

No work previously entered in a “Celebrate the Arts” exhibition is eligible for this show.

ENTRIES:  Artists may submit up to three  --3--  works at this show

Notes : 

1.  Maximum size for each piece of art is 36" in either dimension including frame

2.  Management reserves the right to refuse any work deemed inappropriate for family viewing.

ENTRY FORMS AND FEES:    There are two ways to enter:

1.)   Regular mail—go to our website at or to a member
       to print out or obtain an entry form.  Return the form with fees to

       SPRArts, P.O. Box 1358, Benson, AZ 85602.

 2.)   Online—go to our website at and complete the

        entry form and submit and pay online using our PayPal option.


 DEADLINE for entries is NO LATER THAN Saturday, February 25th.  Late entries
 will be accepted if there is space available and will be subject to a $5.00 late entry fee PER ITEM.

REGULAR ENTRY FEE  is $8.00 per item for Adult Arts Council Members.

FEE for Adult NON-MEMBERS is $10.00 per item.

PRESENTATION:  Each piece of art must be framed or appropriately presented for its’ medium. 

All work must be strung with wire for hanging (bracket hangers are NOT acceptable).
We will not accept any art work not ready to hang.
Each painting must be clearly labeled on the back with Artist's name and Title of painting.

RECEIVING AND PICK UP:  All entries must be delivered and picked up at Cochise College Benson Center.   

Drop off art work on Wednesday, March 1st  between 1 p.m.
and 6 p.m.  Collect paintings after the show on Thursday, March 30th
between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Note!  All artwork shall hang for the duration of the show.  If you are
unable to pick up your work on March 30th, contact Linda Stacy--

520 586 2611 ( to make other arrangements.


    The San Pedro River Arts Council and Cochise College  Benson Center
will exercise all reasonable precautions to prevent damage to, or loss of,art work; however, the artist must    ultimately assume all risks for his work

Artists are required to sign a liability waiver when making entries.

SHOW DIVISIONS:            

The show will be divided into four separate divisions.
Artists will choose their division.  There will be no cross entries.

NOVICE  (for the beginning artists)
(You know who you are...)


Multiple 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons will be awarded in each division at
the judge's discretion.  "Best of Division" rosettes will be awarded along with a
cash prize of $50.00 each.  "Best of Show" and “People's Choice” winners will receive

rosettes and $100.00 cash prizes. Note: No cash awards in Youth Div.

                                           Note:  The judge's decisions are FINAL!


Artists will set prices for their own work.  The San Pedro River Arts Council
will act as Intermediary to connect buyers and sellers.  If the artist negotiates
a sale, the Arts Council is due a 20% commission on that sale.  Price your
work accordingly!

Any work not for sale must be clearly marked NFS on the entry form.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS—please contact Linda Stacy (  520 586 2611