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Loxahatchee Visions 9th Annual Juried Art Contest and Show At Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

The Friends of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge announce the 9th Annual Juried Art Contest, “Loxahatchee Visions”. Cash Prizes will be awarded at the juried exhibition, which is open to all media except photography (save your photos for next year’s contest). Artists under the age of 18 may apply at no charge. The public is invited to the Opening Reception to meet the artists on Sunday, November 11th. The Rickie Report shares the details and can’t wait to see your creations!



“Lily Pads” by Martin Fitzgerald



Friends of the Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge


9th Annual Juried Art Contest and Show-“Loxahatchee Visions”


The Public Is Invited To:

Awards and Opening Reception:

Sunday, November 11, 2017

1:00 PM

At Visitors Center Auditorium

Meet The Artists



The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily

10216 Lee Road Boynton Beach, FL 33473

Main entrance is 2 miles south of Boynton Beach Boulevard, west off US 441/SR7






Deadline: Entries will be accepted at the Visitor Center from Sunday, October 28 through Saturday, November 3, 2018. The Visitor Center is open 9 AM – 4 PM daily.

Accepted entries will be on display in the auditorium starting Monday, November 5.

The Reception and Award Presentation will be Sunday, November 11, 2018 in the Visitor Center Auditorium at 1 PM.

Loxahatchee Visions Art Contest Entry Form:



Rules: Entries that do not comply will be disqualified.

ß  The contest is open to all artists.
ß  Each artist may submit one or two original works of art.
ß  No giclees and no previous award winners will be accepted.
ß  No photography. Please enter your photographs in our photography contest next spring.
ß  The subject must be inspired by“Loxahatchee Vision.”
ß  Any media or mixed media may be used (except photographs).
ß  Each entry must be framed and ready for hanging. Wrapped canvas or painted edges are OK.
ß  Each entry can be no more than36″on a side including the frame.
ß  Please label the back with a card securely attached stating the title of the work, the media type, the artist’s name, the artist’s contact information and the sale price.
ß  Friends of Loxahatchee will use their best efforts to sell the entries and will retain 25% of the sale price as a contribution to theRefuge.
ß  Each artist will be expected to remove their art between Saturday,January 12 and Sunday,January 20,2019.

Categories: Entries will be judged on technical excellence, originality, creativity, visual impact, and artistic merit. Judges’ decisions are final.

ß  There are two categories-Youth/Student (through high school) and Adult(age 18 and above).
ß  Each category will be awarded a FirstPrize($250);a SecondPrize($150);and a ThirdPrize($100)
ß  Judges may designate up to 3 entries in each category as Honorable Mentions.
ß  Judges may decide not to award cash prizes if there are less than 10 entries in that category.

Entry Fee and Form: A check or money order made to the Friends of Loxahatchee must accompany the completed entry form. Place both in an envelope labeled Friends Art Contest and bring to the Visitor Center with your entry.

ß Youth (free)
ß Friends members, volunteers and Refuge staff ($10.00)
ß All others $25.








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Title of Entry



Circle One:      Youth     Adult

Sale Price


I understand and agree to the contest rules and conditions and certify that the entry is my own original work.Signature:



For participants under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must complete the following: I have read the contest rules and his/her participation is with my permission.

Print Name Signature Date





Sue Rowe at or 207-440-0121    OR

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