What are Open Exhibits? Open shows at the Hannibal Arts Council encourage artists to submit pieces to be exhibited in our gallery shows which fit a theme or specific guidelines. Submissions are welcome from youth 13-17 (except ORiGINALE) and adults 18 and older residing within a 50-mile radius of Hannibal. Open to professional and amateur/non-professional artists.
Open Exhibit Themes + Other Opportunities
APRIL 15: Deadline to Enter
Art In The Open Billboard Art Contest
Professional and non-professional ADULT artists 18 years of age or older and YOUTH ages 8 to 17 who live within a 50-mile radius of Hannibal are invited to submit images of original works for the 9th annual ART IN THE OPEN billboard art contest.
DETAILS/SUBMISSION INFORMATION: Call for Entries AO
Art in the Open Page: Art In The Open - Hannibal Arts Council
River Bluffs Paint Out
Canton Paint Day & Art Sale - Saturday, May 4
Hannibal Paint Day & Art Sale - Sunday, May 5
The communities of Canton and Hannibal are situated along the banks of the Mississippi River and offer a wide variety of plein air locations to capture the river, quaint downtown locales, natural beauty and architecture. River Bluffs Paint Out attracts regional artists, as well as artists from across the Midwest. Plein air artists of any age are eligible to participate.
River Bluffs Paint Out page: River Bluffs Paint Out - Hannibal Arts Council
MAY 31-JUNE 29
This Land Is Your Land
The Hannibal Arts Council is looking for art submissions featuring landscapes with the theme This Land Is Your Land in mind. Create new pieces or submit pieces you already have that fit the theme – landscapes of America, a place you have traveled, your own back yard, a great landscape from the Tri-States area, natural landmarks of America you have visited, vistas from National Parks, etc. We are looking for paintings, photographs, sculptures, mixed media…any media. Just make it fit the theme!
DETAILS/SUBMISSION INFORMATION: This Land Is Your Land Call to Artists
JULY 1: Deadline to enter participation lottery
99 bucks...or less! Holiday Art Market (November 23-December 21)
Our annual holiday art sale is changing back to 99 Bucks…or Less! As always, it will continue to feature one-of-a-kind gifts from area artists, artisans and makers. We will continue to automatically invite the 8 participants who had the top sales the prior year. Based upon past successful sales, we encourage artists to price work from $1 to $99, with a small percentage above that threshold, if desired.
DETAILS/LOTTERY INFORMATION: 99 bucks Call to Artists
JULY 19-AUGUST 31
Green With Envy
The Hannibal Arts Council is looking for art submissions featuring green. Create new pieces or submit pieces you already have that fit the Green with Envy theme—doesn’t matter the subject, just make sure the emphasis of the composition features the color green - or its tints and shades - in some way. We are looking for paintings, photographs, sculptures, mixed media…any media. Just make it fit the theme!
DETAILS/SUBMISSION INFORMATION: Green with Envy Call to Artists
SEPTEMBER 20-OCTOBER 26
ORiGINALE: Hannibal Art Club Annual Exhibit & Competition
ORiGINALE features original works by area artists and is one of the best representations of those working in visual arts in the tri-state region. Works on exhibit include oil/oil pastel, drawings/prints, water media, sculpture/assemblage, mixed media and acrylics. Over $3000 in prizes awarded each year!
DETAILS/SUBMISSION INFORMATION: ORiGINALE Call to Artists
What is the Photography Channel? The Photography Channel features digital image exhibits viewed on the Hannibal Arts Council's 55-inch 3-D television and compliment the exhibits hanging on the gallery walls. Digital and cell phone camera, Instagram and Facebook images are all acceptable formats to submit. Who may submit images? There is no age limit. Photography Channel submissions are not limited to the Hannibal area. Submissions are regularly received from our area, but also from other states, even other countries!
Photography Channel Themes
MAY 31-JUNE 29
The Road Less Traveled
Deadline to Submit Digital Images: Wednesday, May 29
The Road Less Traveled. To fit the theme, submitted digital images (up to 5) should feature shots of roadways…a tree-lined driveway, a city street scene, a country road, your favorite walking trail/path, etc.
DETAILS/SUBMISSION INFORMATION: The Road Less Traveled Photo Request.pub
JULY 19-AUGUST 31
It's Raining Cats & Dogs
Deadline to Submit Digital Images: Wednesday, July 17
It's Raining Cats & Dogs: To fit the theme, submitted digital images (up to 5) should feature snapshots of your favorite feline or canine—portraits, in action, funny, cute...and precious, as we all know they are!
DETAILS/SUBMISSION INFORMATION: It's Raining Cats and Dogs Photo Request.pub
Art For The Health Of It