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Palisade Chamber of Commerce Announces 2024 Peach Festival Artwork Contest With $500 Prize To Winning Entry

The Palisade Chamber of Commerce invites you to submit original artwork for the 56th Annual Palisade Peach Festival. We are seeking artwork that represents the farming industry in Palisade, and should reflect both peaches and Colorado. The winning artwork will represent the Palisade Peach Festival in posters, advertising and other promotional pieces. The contest is open to all fine artists. No photographs or digital media.

DEADLINE: Monday, February 12, 2024

ENTRY FEE: $25/piece or (2) pieces for $40

WHERE TO ENTER: Artwork (and signed agreement form) is due at the Palisade Chamber of Commerce, 305 Main St., Ste. 102, in Palisade by Monday, February 12, 2024 at 4pm, or mail to PO Box 729, Palisade, CO 81526.

RULES: Only framed pieces or gallery wrapped and ready to hang with wire will be displayed. No saw tooth hangers– these will not suspend from our hanging system. Size of artwork must be no larger than 18×24 inches and no smaller than 11×14 inches vertical or horizontal (size measurement includes frame).

The top three finalists will be chosen by February 16, 2024 by a judging panel. All entries will be displayed at the Blue Pig Gallery located at 119 W. 3rd in Palisade. Public voting among the three finalists will be at the Blue Pig Gallery from February 19 – March 8, 2024. The winning entry will be determined by vote and announced at the reception held at the Blue Pig Gallery on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 from 5-7pm. The winner will receive $500, and all artists must take their artwork home that night.

For questions, please contact Elizabeth Prentiss, Palisade Chamber of Commerce, (970) 464-7458.