FAQ’s

“Ace” Answers

How do I become eligible to be in "Ace"?

Submit an entry into any Online Western Art Rodeo competition.

Will Everyone that Enters be Published in "Ace"?

No. The submissions published in “Ace” are the best works of art selected by the WARA judging staff throughout all qualifying events.

It’s really that simple. Not everyone will get in. However, everyone will be promoted through the competitions. Not getting selected for the annual is always one of the risks of participating. We try to put together a panel of judges each year which reflects a wide variety of tastes, and experiences so that no one school of thought dominates.

Do I need to be a member to qualify for "Ace"?

No. Anyone can enter and compete. Submissions chosen for “Ace” will be the best overall entries throughout all qualifying events.

It’s really that simple. Not everyone will get in. However, everyone will be promoted through the competitions. Not getting selected for the annual is always one of the risks of participating. We try to put together a panel of judges each year which reflects a wide variety of tastes, and experiences so that no one school of thought dominates.

Will you sell copies of "Ace"?

Yes. The single purpose of “Ace” is to promote the artwork and artists. In addition to providing free copies in selected location, we will also make the book available in every pertinent venue possible.

Where will "Ace" be marketed?

The only purpose of “Ace” is to gain maximum exposure for the artwork and artists within. “Ace” will be placed in the most exclusive areas and establishments such as high end hotels, resorts, designers, etc.  in the following places (and more).

  • Bozeman, MT
  • Missoula, MT
  • Great Falls, MT
  • Lewistown, MT
  • Livingston, MT
  • LA,  CA.
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • Kerrville, TX
  • Stephenville, TX
  • Alpine, TX
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Prescott, AZ
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Taos, NM
  • Charleston, SC
  • New York City, NY
  • Coeur D’alene, ID
  • Ketchum, ID
  • Sun Valley, ID
  • Pendleton, OR
  • Walla Walla, WA
  • Spokane, WA
  • Ellensburg, WA
  • Branson, MO
  • Sheridan, WY
  • Cody, Wy
  • Cheyenne, WY
  • Denver, CO
  • Loveland, CO
  • Greeley, CO
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Reno, NV
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Carson City, NV
  • Lake Tahoe, NV
  • Park City, UT
  • Jackson, WY
  • Cody, WY
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Breckenridge, CO
  • Scottsdale, AZ

What will be on the cover of "Ace"?

Careful consideration will be taken for the cover image to make the marketing campaign successful for everyone involved.

Is "Ace" the World Championship?

No. “Ace” is the book that will be published at the end of the competition circuit that will include all the best entries into all the competitions throughout the year.

The World Championship will be the year end event where the top 20 points earners will be invited to compete for a World Title.

Online Western Art Rodeo Event Answers

Is the Call For Entry for an Online Art Rodeo or "Ace"?

Both. There is always an Online Western Art Rodeo accepting entries. All entries are eligible for inclusion in “Ace”.

Why do you charge entry fees?

Unfortunately, nothing in life is free. The entry fee helps to off-set the escalating expense of operating the association and promoting western art and artists. We are committed to offering the best promotion for the price anywhere. The WARA is very much a co-operative effort, with the western art community joining together to make this high-profile showcase possible.

What qualifies as "Western Art"

Western Art is not limited to cowboys and Native American subject matter but rather encompasses a large range of subject matter. Anything dealing with the west, from the earliest pioneers, explorers, mountain men, homesteading, etc. to western wildlife and landscapes. These subjects are all vital to our historic and present day view of culture and heritage. The intentions are not to discriminate but rather to promote the quality of art, celebrating mans ability to create, not merely what is depicted.

How is the Artwork judged?

All works are to be judged by the Official WARA Judging Staff. WARA Judges are selected for their impeccable knowledge and integrity. All W.A.R.A. judges will be approved and certified by W.A.R.A. to insure total impartiality.

All works are to be judged on art principles Judging which include but are not limited to Anatomy, Authenticity, Balance, Color, Composition, Creativity, Depth, Design, Drawing Skill, Execution, Idea Concept, Lighting, Movement, Presentation, Technique, Title and Value.

Does the Public Vote determine the Winners?

The public voting determines the winner of the “People’s Choice” award only.  The WARA Judges determine which pieces are awarded World Standing points and which pieces are selected for inclusion in “Ace”.

How many Entries should I submit?

That’s up to you. It really depends on your body or work.

Every entry into every competition receives promotion and become eligible for inclusion in “Ace”.

The top 8 scoring artists in each category are awarded points towards competing in the World Finals. (must be a WARA member)

The more quality artwork you enter, the more your artwork is promoted and the more chances you have to gain points and be published in “Ace”.

Why is it called Art Sport?

The series of events is a sport. Each entry has the potential to be published in “Ace”, however, there is also a points system where W.A.R.A. members accumulate points towards competing at the world finals. (the idea is based around how the PRCA works)

What are World Standings Points?

World Standings points are what makes “The Art Sport”.

The top 8 WARA members in each Western Art Rodeo are awarded world standing points.

The amount of points each member receives depends on their placing in the category.

Points are accumulated and displayed in the World Standings.

The top 20 points earners in each category are invited to compete at the World Finals for the year. (Just like the PRCA circuit)

The World Finals is the big Western Art Rodeo for the year.  The World Finals will be the best artists competing for the title of “World Champion”.

What are the World Finals?

The World Finals Western Art Rodeo is the year-end finale where the top points earners of the year will compete for the world title in their event(s). This is our way of crowning the best of the best in the industry. We feel that this is legitimized by the fact that our organization does not discriminate against anyone.

Any artist that wishes to become a member of W.A.R.A. and compete may apply to do so.

We feel that the judging structure also legitimizes the concept.

Our vision is that art rodeo fans will gather to witness and be a part of this history-making event, and to also cheer on their favorite artist(s) to celebrate in their glory, this makes this finale the most exciting event in the art industry.

Can I enter the same piece twice?

Each work of art may be entered once into a qualifying event and once in the World Finals for that year.

Example: If you enter a piece into the 2018 New Year Classic, it will not be eligible for entry again until the World Championship.

Example 2: If you entered a piece into the 2017 November Harvest, it is not eligible until the 2018 World Championship event due to the 2017 events being carried over into the 2018 points standings and World Championships.

Is there a limit to the number of pieces I can enter?

No. Artists can enter as many pieces in as many categories as they choose. 

All entries will be considered for “Ace” and promoted. However,  only the top scoring entry in each category will be awarded World Standing Points.

 

Membership Answers

Why would I consider becoming a Member?

WARA members receive:

  • Continual Promotion of You and Your Artwork
  • Receive points towards the World Standings to compete at the World Finals.
  • Discounted entry fees into the competitions
  • The opportunity to sell artwork in the WARA Member Gallery (premium members).

Why are the membership levels?

Membership Levels are Membership Levels.

Do I need to be a member to qualify for "Ace"?

No. Anyone can submit for inclusion.  Submissions chosen for “Ace” will be the best overall entries throughout all qualifying events as well as submissions for “Ace” from artists that don’t wish to compete .

It’s really that simple. Not everyone will get in. However, everyone will be promoted that enters the competitions. Not getting selected for the annual is always one of the risks of participating. We try to put together a panel of judges each year which reflects a wide variety of tastes, and experiences so that no one school of thought dominates.

General W.A.R.A. Answers 

What's the overall Concept of the WARA?

Please see The WARA Concept.

Who founded the W.A.R.A.?

Jeff Wolf is the founder of the W.A.R.A.

Check out his website and bio for more information about Jeff.

Why should I get involved?

Promotion – Promotion – Promotion

It’s time to make a name for yourself in the art world.

It’s time to get Sponsors on board with artists.

It’s time to let the Best Artists Rise to the Top by the Merit of their Work.

It’s time for W.A.R.A.

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