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 Cheryl Harley-Volz, Kathy Tate, 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.

37th Annual Bosque Art Classic

Opening Night: Saturday, September 10, 2022

Sale, Dinner & Awards Ceremony - 7 p.m.

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Exhibition: September 11-24

No Admission Fee | Sale Continues 
Sunday….September 11:  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Monday – Friday….September 12-16, 19-23:  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturdays….September 17 & 24:  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
View the online gallery.

Online Sale: September 12-24

Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. to Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. (CDT)

Visit the online sale site.


Judge: Mikel Donahue, CA

Joe Milazzo - Giddyup n Wait

Giddyup n Wait by Joe Milazzo


Log in to your 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.  

If you already have an account, please log in and make sure your contact information is correct in your profile (click "Edit Your Account).   (Entering a new address at the payment phase of making entries will not update your address in the Art Classic database.)

Please read the prospectus before making your entries.  

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The online entry process changed in 2017. All entrants must 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 wish to mail your entries in on a CD, an account will be created for you but you will need to provide a valid email address.  Download the prospectus for information on entering by mail.

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


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View the Bosque Art Classic's online gallery.

View the 2020's opening awards ceremony video below.



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