Sunday Artists Show & Competition 2024

Upcoming Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: May 23 - June 22

The “Sunday Artists” Show is an annual exhibit featuring original work of amateurs, emerging artists, and semi-professional artists (those not making a livelihood with their art). To make judging more equitable, there will be cash awards for these three levels. The purpose of this show is to inspire and give individuals the opportunity to engage with other artists and have their artwork publicly exhibited and professionally judged. You do not need to be a member of the Fine Arts Center to enter this show.

Judging and Awards. Work is judged on originality and creativity, aesthetic quality and visual impact, technical skills and craftsmanship. Cash prizes will be awarded for best of category for each level listed below. Additional prizes will be awarded based on the number of entries received. This year’s juror will be Sharon Blair (see bio below).

Artwork will be judged based on three category levels:

  • Amateur Level 1. Don’t have website, never won in a juried show.
  • Emerging Artist Level 2. Trying to establish themselves as artists (may sell to friends).
  • Semi-professional Level 3. Has an artist website; sells work to public.

Prospectus and Entry Forms. Please read the "Sunday Artists" Art Exhibition Prospectus for submission details.

Submit artwork. All artwork to be submitted May 16 - 18, gallery hours.

Exhibition. The show will be exhibited in the Salmon River Fine Arts Center gallery May 23 - June 22 and can be seen during gallery hours.

Awards Ceremony. The awards ceremony will be held on Friday, May 24, 6 pm, at the arts center.

Pick up artwork. After the show, artwork can be picked up June 27 - 29 during gallery hours.

oil painting of USS Growler - 1812, a sail boat

USS Growler - 1812
1st Place Painting (oil) 2023
Louis Lichtenstein

ceramic mask with feather and pinecone

1st Place Ceramics 2023
Tom Lambert

painting of service man holding a child painted by Sharon Blair

Our Juror for the 2024 Sunday Artists Show

Sharon Blair is a lifelong multi-disciplined artist and proud military mother, which has greatly influenced her art. She works at Syracuse Commercial Art Supply and gives demonstrations and teaches art classes, both indoor and Plein Air, for various local art guilds, organizations and colleges. Sharon has had her work exhibited in many Central New York venues and juried various regional art shows.