Stetson, Lori_Lucky Fir_2017_2 & half sq

Lori Stetson - "Lucky Fir"

3rd Annual Giving Tree

exhibit entry & information

The Giving Tree is an annual fundraiser to benefit the exhibits program at Bower Center.


There is no entry fee for artists to submit miniature art works - see call for Artists for all details.

The Giving Tree will be in the main entrance lobby at Bower Center from November 6-December 22.

Entry deadline: October 27

At the heart of the holiday season is a spirit of Giving. Throughout the months of November and December, a handcrafted Giving Tree will be in the main lobby of Bower Center for the Arts.

It will be filled with special mini-sized artworks awaiting their places in the community as cherished gifts.

This is a Call for Artists everywhere, local and beyond, professional and emerging, who would like to create unique mini artworks for our Giving Tree. This annual event of miniature artworks shows the enormous range of talent, tradition, and beauty that our arts community has to offer.

Artists Giving for Community Giving

50% of all sales will be donated to the Bower Center for the Arts to assist in our ongoing mission: to enrich the cultural life of the community through the arts by fostering creative expression and offering diverse educational opportunities. 

Artists wishing to donate 100% of their sales may indicate so on their entry form.


Exhibit Guidelines

Works will be accepted in numerous media including, but not limited to, painting, drawing, print-making, collage, mixed media, photography, mosaics, sculpture, fabric, and glass (stained and fused).

Important Dates:
Oct. 27: Entry forms due, no changes after 10/27
Nov. 2,3: Deliver art to Bower Center between the hours of 12pm-3pm
Nov. 9: 2nd Friday Reception, 5-8pm

Jan. 4,5: Pickup artwork between 12pm and 3pm. Work must be checked out with a Bower Center representative.


This exhibition is open to all artists over the age of 18. 

All entries must meet the following criteria:

  • Original work; no reproductions

  • created within the past three (3) years

  • has not been in a previous judged or juried exhibit at BCA

  • Artwork may not be removed before the end of the exhibit.


Maximum Size

  • 2D or 3D, 6 inches in the longest direction.
    Please note: Because of the construction of The Giving Tree, there are no exceptions made to the maximum size.

Entry Fee: There is no entry fee for this exhibit.

A completed entry form is required of all artists. Correct spelling and accuracy of all information is the responsibility of the artist. Missing or illegible information may result in entries not being accepted. In the case of conflicting information, the entry form will be considered to be correct.



All art must be for sale. Artist is responsible for providing correct pricing, entry lists, and identification labels. Bower Center will retain a 50% commission from the sales of the art for this annual exhibit fundraiser. Any artist wanting to donate the entire sale, please indicate this on your entry form.
Checks will be mailed to artists by the 10th of the month following the sale.




Art shipped to BCA must be received by Nov. 3 and include a UPS or FedEx prepaid return shipping label for returning purposes if the piece does not sell.
 Please do not use packing peanuts or shredded paper as packaging. Shipping containers must be sturdy and reusable for returning artwork to the artist. BCA will not be responsible for any damage incurred during transit. 


Upon delivery, all artwork must be labeled on a business-sized card on the front* and back of each entry of work. Include the following information: Artist name, phone number or email address, title of art work, medium, price.

When there is conflicting information, the entry form is considered to be correct.



Although care will be taken to protect all artwork, BCA cannot be responsible for any damage or loss. 


Use of Images in Exhibit

BCA has the right to use images of any art in this exhibit to promote the exhibition. Whenever possible, artist credit lines will be given. However, BCA is not responsible for an omission in any publication. To be considered to early publicity submit entries as electronic files to prior to the entry deadline. Enter 2018 Giving Tree in the subject line and title file name as follows: Artist last name, first, title of art

Files should be JPG or TIF and 2400 pixels on the longest dimension.