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Statewide Annual Competition

"Pioneer Trail" by Mark England, Painting & Sculpture 2011

“Pioneer Trail” by Mark England, Painting & Sculpture 2011

The Statewide Annual theme rotates between Mixed Media & Works on Paper; Craft, Photography, Video & Digital works; and Painting & Sculpture. Works are chosen for display by two out-of-state artists or arts professionals who travel to the Rio Gallery to jury the exhibition in person. A $1,000 best in show award is given, as well as six $600 jurors’ awards. Jurors also select two honorable mentions.

The Statewide Annual Competition is shown at the Rio Gallery.

2015 Competition

“Craft, Photography & Video/Digital”

Exhibition: November 20, 2015 – January 8, 2016

Entry dates: October 21 and 22, 2015

You must pre-register online prior to drop-off. Online registration is open September 21 – October 20, 2015 here.

 2015 guidelines will be posted soon. Review past guidelines here.

Past Exhibition Catalogs:

SWA 2014


2012 Statewide Annual Competition Catalog

2011 Statewide Annual Catalog

2010 Statewide Annual Catalog


Contact Felicia Baca at or 801.245.7272