What are Open Shows? 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.
May 26 - July 1
SMALL WORKS: The Hannibal Arts Council is looking for art submissions featuring any subject as long as it is only a maximum of 12” x 12” (including frame) in its longest dimension, or smaller. Create new pieces or submit pieces you already have that fit the Small Works theme. We are looking for paintings, photographs, sculptures, mixed media…any media. Just make it fit the size requirement!
Artwork In: Monday, May 22 or Tuesday, May 23 from Noon-5pm
DETAILS/REGISTRATION/LABELS: Small Works Call to Artists
July 21 – September 9
SANCTUARY: The Hannibal Arts Council is looking for art submissions featuring Sanctuary. Create new pieces or submit pieces you already have that fit the Sanctuary theme – a place, a time, a person that has made you feel safe or recharged. We are looking for paintings, photographs, sculptures, mixed media…any media. Just make it fit the theme!
Artwork In: Monday, July 17 or Tuesday, July 18 from Noon-5pm
DETAILS/REGISTRATION/LABELS: Sanctuary Call to Artists
September 22 –October 28
ORiGINALE: 59th Annual Area Artist Exhibit and Competition sponsored by the Hannibal Art Club features the best of the best of original artwork from area artists.
Artwork In: Friday, September 15 from 3-6pm or Saturday, September 16 from Noon-5pm
DETAILS/REGISTRATION/LABELS: ORiGINALE Call to Artists
November 18-December 16
HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE: Our annual holiday sale will continue to one-of-a-kind works from area artists, artisans and makers. Based upon past successful sales, we encourage participants to price work from $1 to $100, with a small percentage above that threshold, if desired. We will continue to automatically invite the 8 participants who had the top sales the prior year. To keep prices at price points that encourage holiday shoppers, we’ll continue our tradition of suggesting creation of works which fit the price range, price reductions to move unsold inventory and selling of reproductions/prints.
DEADLINE TO BE CONSIDERED: Friday, June 30 @ 5pm
DETAILS: Marketplace 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 and submissions may come from anywhere in the world! Photography Channel submissions are not limited to the Hannibal area. Submissions are typically received from anywhere in the United States, however, submissions have been received from other countries.
Photography Channel Themes
May 26-July 1
RISE N' SHINE: Submitted digital images (up to 5) should feature your morning routine, morning coffee, bed head, frost, sunrise, etc.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Wednesday, May 24
DETAILS/HOW TO SUBMIT IMAGES: Rise N Shine Photo Request
NOW & ZEN: Submitted digital images (up to 5) should feature shots of something that gives you peace/serenity...family, relaxing moments, scenery, a sunset, vacation, etc.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Wednesday, July 19
DETAILS/HOW TO SUBMIT IMAGES: Now & Zen Photo Request
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