San Pedro River Arts Council

                         2020  CELEBRATE  THE ARTS!   FINE ART SHOW & SALE
                 INFORMATION SHEET 

SAN PEDRO RIVER ARTS COUNCIL  11TH ANNUAL OPEN, JUDGED FINE ARTS SHOW & SALE                                                                

                                  MARCH 3rd through MARCH 30th, 2020

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

DATES/SCHEDULE:       Tuesday, February 25th   Entries due no later than this date—feel free to enter earlier!!  (by post or online)

                                      Monday, March 2nd        Receiving art work. (drop off at Cochise College

                                                                                  Benson Center between 1 p.m and 6 p.m.)

                                       Tuesday, March 3rd       Art work will be hung at the college. 

                                       Friday, March 6th          Show judged in the morning. Judge’s critique for all      

                                                                                   interested artists will begin at 1:30 p.m..

                                                                                   Show open to the public for viewing during regular 

                                                                                   college hours beginning at 2 p.m. March 3rd and will hang through March 30th

                                      Saturday, March 14th    Reception. 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the college.  Everyone

                                                                                   welcome!  Awards. Refreshments. Live music. Raffle.

                                                                                   Meet the artists.

                                      Tuesday, March 31st      Show comes down. Pick up artwork 1 p.m. till 6:00 p.m.


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

                                      (An exhibition for photographers only is scheduled for October, 2020.)  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:

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

Online:                       go to our website at and complete the “on-line” entry form

                                   and submit and pay online using our PayPal option.

                                   DEADLINE for entries is NO LATER THAN Tuesday, 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.

                                   There will be NO ENTRY FEES charged for YOUTH DIVISION ENTRIES.

                                   REGULAR ENTRY FEE  is $8.00 per item for Adult SPRAC 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 artwork not ready to hang.


                                  Each painting must be clearly labeled on the back with Artist's name, medium, and Title of painting.


                                   All entries must be delivered and picked up at Cochise College Benson Center. Drop off art work on Monday,

                                   March 2nd between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.  Collect paintings after the show on Tuesday, March 31st 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 31st, contact Linda Stacy--

                                                             520 586 2611 ( to make other arrangements.

SECURITY/LIABILITY:    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.

                                                       YOUTH (18 and under)

                                                       NOVICE  (for beginning artists)


                                                      ADVANCED/PROFESSIONAL  (You know who you are...)

AWARDS:                        "Best of Show" winner will receive a rosette and $100 cash prize.

                                       "Best of Division" rosettes will be awarded along with a cash prize of $50 each.

                                       This year we will also be awarding  cash prizes (in addition to ribbons)  within each Division-

                                       of $20, $15, and  $10 to 1st , 2nd, and  3rd place  winners of the various media groups 

                             * **   Media categories include:  oil & acrylic; watercolor &gouache; “dry “ media  (pastel, charcoal, graphite);

                                     "mixed” media;  and “other” (hangable wood, glass, ceramic, beadwork, etc.)

                                      BE SURE TO NOTE THE MEDIUM OF EACH PIECE ON YOUR ENTRY FORM        


                                    Note:  The judge’s decisions are FINAL

                                    A “People’s Choice” Rosette and $50 cash prize will be presented at end of show

SALES/COMMISSIONS:     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