The Western Art Festival, scheduled for Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 at Gilman Historic Ranch and Wagon Museum, is seeking entries for a juried art show. The art show is part of Wild West Days that features a two-day festival with activities, food and historical demonstrations and the Wild West Charity Bike Ride on Saturday, June 1. The events are part of the year-long celebration of the Banning Centennial in collaboration with the Gilman Ranch and the Banning Playhouse Bowl.
The art contest is open to artists 18 years and older residing in California. Artwork of oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, ink charcoal, pastels and photographs, must be original art produced in the past three years. Maximum dimensions for two dimensional artwork, including frame is 5 feet by 5 feet; maximum weight 45 pounds. Artwork must by dry and properly prepared with wire for hanging. Watercolors, pastels, charcoal, pencil, pen, ink, and photography must be covered with glass or Plexiglas and framed. Entry fee is $20 for one entry and $15 for each additional entry with three entries maximum per artist. First place award is $500; second place $400; third place $300. Seven entries will receive honorable mention.
The Western Art Festival will feature original work by notable Californian artists and illustrators, including Carolyne Hawley and Keith Batcheller. All art festival entries will be on display with some of the art available for purchase. Twenty percent of art sales will be donated to the Gilman Historic Ranch and Wagon Museum.
Western Art Festival Schedule for Submitting Entries
May 10, 11, & 17
Art submission from 12 – 4 pm at Gilman Ranch Wagon Museum
Artist acceptance or non-acceptance notification via email
Non-accepted art pick-up from 12 – 4 pm
Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony for Jury selected artists
June 1 & 2
Wild West Days, Western Art Festival and Wild West Charity Bike Ride
Artists pick up sold artwork checks and /or remaining artwork 12-4pm
June 3 – 28
Jury selected winning art displayed at Banning Center for the Arts Gallery, 41 S. San Gorgonio Street, Banning
Artists pick up sold artwork checks and/or remaining artwork at Gallery
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The Banning Centennial commemorates the 100th birthday of the City of Banning, located in the San Gorgonio Pass, California.
The celebration will take place throughout 2013.
For more information about the Western Art Festival,
Wild West Days, the Wild West Charity Bike Ride and other Banning Centennial events, access the Centennial Website at