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.
2022 Open Shows
JUNE 3-JULY 16, 2022
SILOS & STEEPLES: The Hannibal Arts Council is looking for art submissions featuring silos or steeples. Create new pieces or submit pieces you already have that fit the Silos & Steeples theme – a pastoral/rural landscape with a barn and silo, a lone silo, a landscape featuring a church with a steeple, just the steeple, etc. We are looking for paintings, photographs, sculptures, mixed media…any media. Just make it fit the theme!
CLICK FOR FULL DESCRIPTION, REGISTRATION FORM AND LABELS: Silos Steeples Call to Artists
JUNE 29, 2022 - Deadline to be considered for this year's HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE
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JULY 22-SEPTEMBER 3, 2022
CHROMATICA: The Hannibal Arts Council is looking for art submissions that make a splash…OF COLOR! Create new pieces or submit pieces you already have that are full of color –vibrant/intense, eye-catching, a pop of color features one predominant color or an array of colors, etc. We are looking for paintings, photographs, sculptures, mixed media…any media. Just so it fits the theme!
CLICK FOR FULL DESCRIPTION, REGISTRATION FORM AND LABELS: Chromatica Call to Artists
SEPTEMBER 23-OCTOBER 29, 2022
ORiGINALE: Hannibal Art Club's 58th Annual Exhibit and Competition: Each year the Hannibal Art Club sponsors this very exciting exhibit and competition that features artists 18 and over from a 50-mile radius of Hannibal. Around $3000 in prize money is divided between a Professional Division and Non-Professional Division. Viewing the exhibit provides the opportunity to see some of the best works in the area...all in one place!
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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.
2022 Photography Channel Themes
JUNE 3-JULY 16, 2022 (Submissions due by Wednesday, June 1)
Feathered Friends: Submitted digital images (up to 5) should feature shots of birds - regardless of type or species.
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July 22-September 3, 2022 (Submissions due by Wednesday, July 20)
Rainbow Connection: Submitted digital images (up to 5) should feature shots of rainbows—single, double, doesn’t matter...just give us your best image of these multicolored arcs made by light striking water droplets.
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