Arts Without Borders Festival
Arts Without Borders Festival

Fine Arts Show

September 13 – October 26, 2024 Lloydminster Museum + Archives
Deadline is June 17th. 8 weeks left to enter. Open to all artists.
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Deadline for entry: June 17, 2024


Cindy Sorley-Keichinger
780-847-2294 or cell 780-871-4724

Entry Fees

$34 USD – Adults
$11 USD – Youth (Ages 13-18)

Entry Fees are in USD and we have used an equivalent close to last year’s Canadian fees.

This year we looked at several online submission platforms for hosting an online call for entries. We chose ShowSubmit because it offers full service for our organization including a system for our Jurors to view an easy-to-use panel of images which will save us significant time. Another great feature of this platform is that it sends notifications to all artists who enter regarding acceptance or non acceptance. Artists will also be able to log in to their artist dashboard for viewing and editing their entries. Artist can edit their entry as much as needed, up until the deadline. We believe ShowSubmit provides the best user-friendly process to submit artwork for entry.

Cash Prizes (Canadian Funds)

  • Best of Show Award $1,000
  • People’s Choice Award $500
  • Best of Photography $500
  • Best of Youth Art $100
  • Best of Youth Photography $100

Show Location

Lloydminster Museum + Archives
4207 - 44 Street
Lloydminster, SK

Phone: 780-874-3720


  • Landscapes/Waterscapes
  • 3-Dimensional Artwork
  • Portraits/Figurative
  • Floral/Botanical
  • Jewelry
  • Still Life
  • Wildlife/Animal
  • Western/Equestrian
  • Contemporary/Alternative
  • Photography
  • Youth Art (Open subject matter)
  • Youth Photography (Open subject matter)

Juror (excluding youth categories)

Emily Lozeron
Emily Lozeron is an artist from Northern Alberta. She enjoys being out in nature and hopes to bring nature to people through her artwork. She does not want to paint the “beautiful” things but strives to show the beauty in the imperfect, such as, the rusty barbwire, the broken window, the shedding of a winter coat or the fallen tree. Her professional affiliations are Signature member of Artists for Conservation and Active Member of Canadian Federation of Artists

Juror (youth categories only)

Cindy Sorley-Keichinger
Cindy is an award-winning artist who lives on a farm near Kitscoty, Alberta. She has taken several workshops from some of the top artists in her genre. She paints primarily in acrylic but also uses oil and gouache. She is a member of several artist organizations, including Society of Animal Artists (Associate Member), Women Artists of the West (Associate Member), American Women Artists (Associate Member), National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society (Signature Member), American Artists Professional League (Fellow) and Artists for Conservation (Signature Member.) Her main focus is wildlife but also paints landscapes. Her work has been in several shows around North America and overseas. Her work is available through her website or from Picture This Gallery in Sherwood Park, Alberta,

Jury Process

Our juror will use your digital photos to jury artwork. The juror will not see your original artwork. It is vital that you send the best photo that you can. Our juror will pick the winners of each category and only the ones the juror selects will be asked to display their artwork in the Fine Arts Show. Artists will be notified regarding their entry if selected by our Juror. The Winners List will be finalized after all pieces have been received and hung in the gallery. If a piece that was juried in for the gallery show has not been received, it cannot win an award.

General Criteria

  • Work must not be older than 3 years old; i.e. work must have been created after April 2021.
  • Original work only. You must be able to prove origin if asked (sketches & references). No prints.
  • If your artwork is larger than 24x36 inches, images will be displayed in a slideshow in the gallery.
  • For artwork to be displayed in the gallery, maximum size allowed for 2D artwork is 24x36 inches or 864 sq. inches without frame. This includes diptychs and triptychs.
  • Maximum size for 3D artwork is 8 cubic feet.
  • You are permitted one entry form and your entry fee allows up to 3 pieces to be entered. Diptych and triptychs are one entry and the pieces must be shown together in one image.
  • JPEG images of artwork must be submitted for jury process.
  • JPEG images must show only the artwork, with no frame or background.
  • JPEG images for 3D work may have 2 views of piece.
  • If your artwork is selected for display in the gallery, your artwork will need to be display ready and framed with a hanging wire or it will be disqualified. We cannot accept artwork without this because of potential for damage and insurance policy demands. Canvas stretched over a frame is acceptable. (The frame must be a minimum of 1" deep and must have a hanging wire.)
  • Late entries will not be accepted.
  • Our juror may eliminate or combine categories if not enough entries for a category have been received.
  • All work must remain on display for the duration of the Fine Arts Show.
  • If you are 13 to 18 years old, please enter in the Youth categories.

Original Art

Original art means work that you have conceived in your own mind. Copying from another’s work in any way shape or form is not permitted.

A project done in a workshop is not permitted. This ensures that the product you are presenting is 100% yours and has only your input in it. A piece that has been critiqued in an art group meeting is permitted.


Insurance for artwork is the artist’s responsibility. All possible precautions are done to ensure security of work and in a secure facility.

JPEG Digital Photos

The JPEG photos are also a statement of what your art will look like when entered. If the entry does not match the photo, it will not be accepted. No substitutions. These photos should exclude the frame and any type of background. Artwork should be well lit with no shadows. The image should fill the photo. If the work is considered inappropriately presented in appearance (framing etc.) it is up to the discretion of the show co-coordinator on whether to accept the piece.

Artwork will be posted on our website

Photos of artwork that have placed in any category will be posted on our website. A copyright graphic will be used on each image and the images will not be available for download by the public.

Artwork can be sold at show (optional)

You have the option to list the price you want to sell your artwork for and then we will post your name, email address, and phone number on a label next to your work for any interested buyers to contact you directly. The sale will be between you and the buyer. We do not take any portion of the sale.

Artwork delivery date for show

Sep 6, 2024 (Friday) 10am-6pm
Sep 7, 2024 (Saturday) 10am-6pm
Sep 9, 2024 (Monday) 10am-6 pm

Deliver to:
Lloydminster Museum + Archives
4207 - 44 Street
Lloydminster, SK

No items will be accepted into the show after 6 pm on Sep 9. No exceptions. Packing must be taken home and cannot be left at Museum.

Awards Reception and Pick-Up date

Oct 26, 2024 (Saturday)
Time: 1pm–3pm

Lloydminster Museum + Archives
4207 - 44 Street
Lloydminster, SK
Awards Ceremony at 1:30 pm. Pick up of artwork to follow.

Please note: We do not have storage space to keep artwork past this date.

Artists + 1 guest will receive complimentary admission. Standard admission rates will apply to any additional guests.

Shipping of Artwork

If you cannot bring your artwork to the show location, you can ship it via mail or courier to:

Cindy Sorley-Keichinger
Box 382
Kitscoty, AB T0B 2P0

780-847-2294 or cell 780-871-4724

Please note that we are not responsible for delays with delivery and that there will be no exceptions for artwork that arrives after the deadline.

Additional Notification Information

Notifications will be emailed by the end of the day on July 15, 2024. We cannot respond to inquiries regarding the status of notifications before that time.

Please add [email protected] to your email safe senders list.

After notifications are sent, you may view the status of your entry in your ShowSubmit artist account’s Entry History. Accepted works will be notated by a green check.

If you do not receive your email, you may also view your notification letter using the View Notification link in your Entry History.

Note: Entries made prior to 2023 may not display the View Notification link.

Image and Filename Specifications

  • Submit your original JPEG image files.
  • Crop out all parts of the photo that are not the actual work; do not show mat, frame, etc, only the work itself.
  • Image must be displayed right side up.
  • You do not need to resize your image files.
  • You do not need to rename your image files.

Additional Entry Information

  • You will pay for your entry by credit or debit card using our secure checkout system.
  • After your entry is submitted and paid for, you may log back in to review your entry, edit artist and image information, and add or substitute images up until the entry deadline (June 17, 2024.)
  • Entry fees are not refundable and must be submitted and paid by the entry deadline.
  • Entries cannot be accepted or changed after the deadline. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.


For questions about the entry process or this website please contact ShowSubmit Support at [email protected]. We will get back to you between 9am and 6pm Eastern Time, Monday to Friday. You can also view the Support Center, Entry Guide, or our FAQ.