Art Show
Registration Info

Sponsored by The Watercolor Guild

Show Rules

  1. All entries must be ORIGINAL (NO licensed characters, copyrighted works or images, kits, preformed ceramics, etc.), created within the past two years and not shown in the Corn Festival Art Show before.
  2. Entries are limited to no more than four 2-D and four 3-D per person.
  3. All Adult pieces meant to be hung must be framed (canvas boards must be framed) or stretched canvas edges must be finishedNO EXCEPTIONSAll hanging pieces must be ready to hang securely with eye screws or clips and picture wire.
    NO GLASS glazing for framed pieces 16" X 20" or larger.
    NO hanging piece may be wider than 36". (including frame)We cannot hang pieces without a hanging wire, nor can we hang extremely large pieces.

    For the benefit of the judge, you may include an index card describing the media and technique you used.  This is strongly encouraged for mixed media, computer art and other less familiar art types.

  4. High School 2-D pieces must be matted with a secure hanging device.
    Youth 2-D pieces mounted on construction paper or cardboard is sufficient.Clips will used to hang the children’s art
    An entry tag with entry number will be attachedIf you created a piece within the last year while in high school but graduated this past spring, you may enter it as high school but you may NOT enter as both high school and adult.
  5. No nudes, suggestive or violent subject matter. This is a family friendly show.
  6. Securely attach to the back of each piece an index card with the following information:
    Name, Phone #, Division, Section, Class, and title or description of work, for youth works, include the child's age.
  7. All entries MUST be picked up on MONDAY after Corn Festival between 4 and 6 P.M.Any pieces not picked up will be taken to the Corn Festival office.  You must call the office to make arrangements to pick up your work after Corn Festival, the office will be closing for the season October 11,2019.  Any works not picked up will be forfeited. The Corn Festival office cannot store your works.
  8. Any art work that does not meet the requirements will be rejected.
  9. Grundy County residency is not required.
  10. Reasonable care will be taken with the art work, but we cannot accept responsibility for damaged or lost work.

If you have any questions call Donna Tufano (815.630.4657), Ginny Bellamy (815.713.5973)

DIVISIONS:           Adult, High School, Youth


  1. Drawing
    Classes: pencil, ink, colored pencil, charcoal, pastel, mixed media, other
  2. Painting
    Classes: acrylic, oil, watercolor, mixed media, other
  3. Printmaking
    Classes: etching, block, mono, screen, other
  4. Computer Art
    Classes: (list program used) all images used must conform to rule #1
  5. Sculpture
    Classes: clay, wood, metal, stone, plaster, paper, glass, found object, other (this includes pottery - hand built, wheel thrown or combination)
  6. Other
    Classes: assemblage, collage, mosaic


Ribbons will be awarded in all divisions.

Best of Show ribbons will be awarded to one adult and one high school in both 2-D and 3-D and one youth work.  Best of Watercolor to one adult.  People’s Choice Awards-Please vote for an artist who has not won a Best of Show award in this show.

People’s Choice ribbons will be awarded to one adult, one high school, one water color in both 2-D and 3-D and one youth work, based on votes cast during the show.  Winners of the categories of Best of Show and Excellence in Watercolor are exempt from winning the People’s Choice awards.

Voting ends one half hour before the library closes on Saturday.

Excellence in Water Color awards are being sponsored by Russell & Sheryl Coon to Encourage and Promote Water Color in the Grundy County area

Do not ask or expect the librarians to accept or release any art work.

Show Details

Presented by the Morris Watercolor Guild
Held at the Morris Library Corn Festival Week
Entry Fee: Corn Festival Button
Entries accepted Tuesday from 5 - 7 p.m.

Gallery Walk with the judge (for adults only) Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Awards will be given at this time.

Open to the public during library hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday

Show Location

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