14 May 2024

Compete 7th Annual Signs of Rural Life

Blue Cat Gallery and Studio Wayne, Nebraska, United States

Blue Cat Gallery & Studio

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: June 15, 2024 – Blue Cat Gallery & Studio is seeking a wide variety of interpretations of the theme, Rural Life. Traditional, contemporary, whimsical, social commentary, and more are all welcome.

On display July 10 – Aug 1, 2024.

Open to artists of all career levels from emerging to professional, 18 years of age or older. Any media including, but not limited to: painting, works on paper, printmaking, photography, mixed media, sculpture (excluding installation art). Works must be display ready (wrapped canvases are permitted, 2-D work must be wired and ready for hanging)

Primarily a painter, Lori Elliott-Bartle also makes woodcut and linoleum prints and mixed-media pieces. She binds blank journals and creates art books. She finds inspiration in vast expanses of sky and prairie as well as in her small urban garden, and in fleeting moments of daily life.

Her work is shown in commercial galleries in Omaha and she participates in juried group shows regionally. Lori’s work was included in the 2023, 2019 and 2017 Nebraska Artist Biennials. She was an artist in residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in 2023 and has completed two sessions in the Plank Road Artist Residency at Farwell House in Frederick, Illinois… see more

First Place – $250
Second Place – $175
Third Place – $125
People’s Choice – $75

Entry will be by email.


  • June 15: Submission deadline
  • June 29: Notification of acceptance
  • June 30 – July 7: Deliver work to Blue Cat
  • July 10 – Aug 17: Exhibit on display
  • July 12: Opening Reception
  • Aug 18 – 31: Return unsold work to artists

Please direct any questions to Carolyn Albracht at: 402.454.5144 or bluecat.gallery.studio@gmail.com

Blue Cat features exhibits by local, regional and national artists. Our mission is to bring a wide variety of visual art to the Wayne America community and promote the value of a rich artistic and cultural life. Blue Cat hosts a variety of educational and entertainment opportunities in the visual arts, including workshops, classes, and privately scheduled groups.

Blue Cat Gallery & Studio
114 W. 3rd Street
Wayne, NE 68787

Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 05 May thru June, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition - Group, and Sales.

Opportunity expires in 22 days.

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