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Morton Art Guild Art Show

Entry day: Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 from 1-4 pm.  No pre-registration required.
Entry Fee:  $4 per painting or drawing; $2 per entry for junior artists (ages 12-18)
Location: Morton Public Library, 315 West Pershing Street

The Morton Art Guild Art Show is held at the Morton Public Library during the Pumpkin Festival and is a free event for spectators. Displays of artwork from local and regional artists can be enjoyed by the whole family.  Entry forms are available for download at www.mortonlibrary.org.

Judging & Critique
Judging is from 4:00-6:45 pm on Sunday, September 8th. This is a closed judging. Ribbons will be hung at that time. There will be a critique at 7 pm following the judging. The critique is open to the public. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Best of Show will be critiqued.

The following are guidelines for each division. Artists will place themselves in whichever category they feel best describes them. However, if an entrant in the amateur division wins 3 cash awards in the Morton Art Show exhibits, that artist must move into the semi-professional category. This applies to the amateur division only. No person holding a degree in art may at any time participate as an amateur.

Professional - A person who holds an associate or baccalaureate degree in art, architecture or related field: derives a substantial portion of his or her income from his or her art; has achieved professional standards of artistic excellence readily apparent from his or her work; receives a salary for teaching art in secondary school or an institution of higher learning; or has shown work in the professional division previously.

Semi-professional - One who considers art a serious avocation and is interested in competing and selling work; a person who does not paint on a regular basis but has work of professional quality.

Amateur - One who considers his or her work a hobby or is a beginner; a self-taught artist with little art education; participates in local exhibits for personal satisfaction and not necessarily for the purpose of sale.

Junior - Anyone between the ages of 12 and 18.


  1. Limit of 3 pieces of artwork per artist
  2. Artwork must not exceed 48" in width or height. No Exceptions!!
  3. All work must be the original concept of the artist, done within the past three years and NOT previously shown in a Morton Art Show.