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 33rd year.  It is open to all artists who create realistic/representational art.  Categories include: Drawing, Oil/Acrylic, Pastel, Sculpture, and Water Media.  First & second 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 which includes 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 Herman Walker, 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.

View the Bosque Art Classic's online gallery.

34th Annual Bosque Art Classic

2019 Judge: Oreland C. Joe Sr., CA

Art Classic on display September 15-28.

Online sale begins September 16 at 10 a.m.  

Instructions for the Bosque Art Classic Online Sale

  • Click the button below to go to the online sale site.
  • Click menu & catalog to view art.
  • You may view the artwork individually, by category (medium), or you may search by title or artist if you know them.
  • To purchase art, you’ll need to register as a bidder.

The site, Auctria, also has an app you can download through your phone’s app store.  You will need to register as a bidder online before using, though.

Contact the Bosque Arts Center if you have questions or need help: 254-675-3724 or 254-386-6049 (after hours).

Registration Note:  As you type information in blanks, you may see warning messages in red until you finish filling in the blanks.  (“Registration not complete,” “password requires more letters,” etc.)  Just ignore and complete the blanks.

Go to the Bosque Art Classic online sale.


Create or log in to an account for the Bosque Art Classic

You may create an account at any time prior to entries opening.  You will need this account to make your entries.  We advise doing it well in advance of the deadline.  

Please read the prospectus before making your entries.

View a copy of the prospectus.


The online entry process changed in 2017. All entrants must now create an online account. This account will allow artists to login at their leisure and make changes/corrections to their entries for the duration of the open entry period. It will also allow them to utilize the same account in subsequent years.

Upon creation of an account, the artist will be sent a confirmation by email. All artists should make sure they receive this confirmation. It contains instructions that must be followed to complete the creation of their account.

If it is not received within a timely manner (up to an hour), artists should check their spam/junk mail folders to see if it may have been routed there. It is recommended that artists "whitelist" the domain in their email client or spam filtering software.

If you experience trouble creating an account or making entries,
call (254) 386-6049 for assistance.


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