Bosque Art Center

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P.O. Box 373
215 S. College Hill Drive
Clifton, Texas 76634

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Bosque Art Classic

The Bosque Art Classic is an annual juried & judged art show & sale hosted by the BAC Art Council.  Over the years, it has become a national show which includes entries from international artists as well.  The show is currently in its 30th year.  It is open to all artists who create realistic/representational art.  Categories include: Drawing, Oil/Acrylic, Pastel, Sculpture, Water Media, and Mixed Media.  1st & 2nd place awards are given to pieces in each category.  Additional awards include the Art Patrons Purchase Award* ($1,000 in addition to the sale price), New Entrant Award ($1,000), the Boren-Selvidge Award ($1,000), and the coveted John Steven Jones Purchase Award* ($5,000 not in addition to the sale price).

Artists receive a prospectus for the Art Classic in February. It is also published online around that time.  The deadline to enter the contest is usually mid-May or early June.  Digital images only are accepted initially (either online or on CD by mail.)  Acceptance letters generally go out mid-July.  Artwork is received in late August for the judge to view the works and judge in person. Awards are announced and presented at the opening reception held in September each year.

Past winners of the John Steven Jones Purchase Award include: Jim House, Mikel Donahue, William Schneider, Jeff Segler, Don Weller, Romel de la Torre, Xiang Zhang, & many others.   Last year's show, judged by R.S. Riddick, closed with over 650 entries.

* Purchase awarded art becomes a part of the Bosque Arts Center's Permanent Collection.  This collection is displayed throughout the year for the public to enjoy for free. A catalog of the Permanent Collection is available at the gallery.

Follow this link to view galleries of past Bosque Art Classics.

The 31st Annual Bosque Art Classic
September 10-24, 2016

Entry Deadline:  May 23, 2016


Please read the 2016 Prospectus before making your entries.


Once you enter your personal and financial information on the entry form, you will be taken to a screen which will guide you through uploading your images and information.  You will in the meantime receive an automatically generated email with a specific link for submitting/reviewing.  (Note: If you don’t find this email check your Spam/Junk folder.)

If at any time in the entry process you lose your Internet connection or have to stop, you may use this email and link to return to the beginning of the entry you were working on. 

There is NO need to begin again the process of entering your name and financial information after you have entered it once.  If you do that, your credit or debit card will be charged multiple times.  Look for the email from us and use that link to return to the process of submitting images.

2016 Judge: Jason Scull, CA

Jason Scull has a respect for the ways of the American West that has fueled monumental feats in bronze. A member of the Cowboy Artists of America since 2011, Scull’s honors and commissions derive from numerous sources. The American Miniature Horse Association, Southern Arkansas University, the Gaylord Texan, the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, and the Headliners Club in Austin are just a few of the institutions who have commissioned art from the sculptor.  His monument of early Texas Ranger John Coffee Hays at the Hays County Courthouse in San Marcos earned him the Citation of Merit for Historic Preservation from the Texas Historic Foundation in 2002.  He has captured first place sculpture at the annual Phippen Memorial Art Show in Prescott, Arizona, as well as at The Classic in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  In 2013, the Academy of Western Artists in Fort Worth named him Western Artist of the Year.

Scull and his wife, Dianne, make their home near Kerrville, Texas, where he has spent many years teaching the craft of sculpting as well as continuing to make his mark on the world of western art.

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