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 32nd 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: Randy Meador, Matt Atkinson, Jim House, Mikel Donahue, William Schneider, Jeff Segler, Don Weller, Romel de la Torre, Xiang Zhang, & many others.   Entries in the Art Classic usually number between 600-900 pieces.

* 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 32nd Annual Bosque Art Classic
September 9-23, 2017

Entry Deadline:  May 22, 2017

Online entries for the 2017 Art Classic will open in March.

Please read the prospectus before making your entries.

Click here for a copy of the 2016 Prospectus

(for reference only)


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.

2017 Judge: Teal Blake, CA

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