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2019 WARA LIVE Jackpot

Hosted by the WHA – Footprints on the Trail Art Show

WARA Art Rodeo Cowboy - Steve JohnsonEvent Details

Hosting Group: WHA Footprints on the Trail Art Show

Location: The Holiday Inn, Great Falls Montana

Entry Deadline: March 3, 2019

Event Dates: March 22 and 23, 2019

Contestant Limit: 100


$10 Jury fee.

$40 competition fee (if accepted)

60% of competition fee goes to prize money

Competition Format: 

There will be 2 Rounds of Competition.

Round 1 will be on Friday, March 22 at 12:00 p.m.

Round 2 will be on Saturday, March 23 at 12:00 p.m. 

Each contestant will enter 1 finished work of art for Round 1 and 1 piece for Round 2.

The winner will be the Western Artist with the highest combined judges score from Round 1 and Round 2.

Categories: The only category is Western Art. All works are judged on Fine Art Principles without regard to the medium.

Membership: No Membership is required. All Western Artists may submit for entry and participate if selected.

If selected to participate, you will receive notification via email during the first week of March.

Rooms in Great Falls fill up fast. If you are submitting for entry and do not have a room, we would highly encourage you to book a room ASAP!

What is a Western Art Rodeo? (click this box to read more)

What is a Western Art Rodeo?

The W.A.R.A. is a group of western artists, art enthusiasts and business professionals looking to revitalize the Western Art Industry by providing artists new innovated opportunities to get their work recognized by competing in Art Rodeos – The World’s First Art Sport.

This new concept provides and opportunity for everyone to experience artwork in a way that it has never been experienced before. This is a LIVE COMPETITION with a Rodeo Announcer, cheering audience and live scoring; just like a rodeo. It’s an amazing opportunity for artists because every artist is guaranteed Center Stage to tell about their artwork. It’s a fun, entertaining, exciting and educational event that is stirring interest in the Western Art Industry.

Our events are called Art Rodeos because of the format of the competition. At these Rodeos, artist will compete with their best completed artwork for prize money and awards. It’s set up in an “American Idol” format with three judges and a live audience. The art competitor brings their artwork onto the stage, a live rodeo announcer interviews the artist about themselves and their artwork, while the judges score the piece based on the principles of art. When the score is announced, the audience reacts with cheering (or even sometimes booing!). This allows art to rise to the top based solely on the principles of art, gives collectors confidence to purchase quality artwork and provides a fun, exciting way for the public to experience Western Art.

Don’t be surprised if a western art collector follows you back to your room and purchases your artwork!

Complete the Form Below to Submit for Entry

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