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Bosque Art ClassicThe Bosque Art Classic is an annual judged & juried 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 28th year. It is open to all artists who create realistic/representational art. Categories include: Drawing, Oil/Acrylic, Pastel, Sculpture, & Water Media. 1st & 2nd place awards are given to pieces in each category. Additional awards include the Art Council Purchase Award* ($1,000 in addition to the sale price), 1st Time Entrant 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. Deadline to enter the contest is in early June. Digital images only are accepted initially (either online or on CD/slide 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 handed out at the opening reception held in September each year.
Past winners of the John Steven Jones Purchase Award include: William Schneider, Jeff Segler, Don Weller, Romel de la Torre, Xiang Zhang, & many others. The 2012 show, judged by Tom Tierney of Art of the West magazine, closed with 790 entries from US & Canada.
View the 2012 Bosque Art Classic
DEADLINE FOR THE 28TH ANNUAL BOSQUE ART CLASSIC IS JUNE 3, 2013.
The 2013 judge is acclaimed sculptor Bill Nebeker, CAA.
Once accepted, the works of art will be displayed from September 14-October 6. The show is hosted by the Art Council. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 14. Reservations are required to attend this event. Call 254 675 3724 FMI.
2013 Bosque Art Classic Public Viewing/Purchasing Hours:
Sundays 11-2 September 15, 22, & 29; & October 6: 12-2PM
Weekdays 9-5 September 16-20, 23-27, & Sept. 30-October 4
Saturdays 10-5 September 21, 28, & October 5
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* 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.
2013 Bosque Art Classic Judge
Cowboy Artist of America Bill Nebeker sculpted his first big career break when he crafted a tribute portrait bronze of John Wayne in 1974. He has since continued to make his mark on the world of sculpture, with pieces displayed in the permanent collections of such museums as the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, the Eitlejorg Museum in Indiana, the Pearce Museum in Texas, the Phoenix Art Museum, and the Rockwell Museum in New York. Several cities in Arizona, the state Nebeker has called home since 1952, have commissioned him to do monumental bronzes, including Glendale, Phoenix, and Prescott. Colorado Springs is home to one of his portrait statues as well. Autry’s Masters of the American West, the Prix de West, and Briscoe’s Night of the Artists are among the many art shows in which he participates.
Known for the underlying “quiet tributes, subtle humor, and wry observations” in his work, Nebeker has won Silver, Gold, Best of Show, and the Ray Swanson Memorial Award at the CAA show, and has been honored with the Arizona Culturekeeper Award as well as the Buckey Awards’ Lifetime Contribution distinction, recognizing his talent, dedication, and generosity.