Art Show Entries


Presented by Benton County Tourism & Recreation, MU Extension in Benton County, and Dina Kowal Creative 

Warsaw Community Building, 181 W. Harrison St., Warsaw, Missouri 

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Open to all media and all Benton County artists! Cash prizes! 


Adult entry fee:  $5 per piece, up to four pieces per artist 

Entry deadline – May 27, 2024  

NOTE!! As a special incentive for early entries, those who submit their entries by May 1st will be invited to submit content for a "Meet Our Artists" page on the BCA site. 

Checks payable to: Benton County Tourism,   PO Box 1245, Warsaw MO 65355

Payment by Venmo or Paypal will also be accepted.

All entrants must have an address in Benton County, MO. Artwork must be recent, original, and family friendly. Entries previously entered in the Benton County Art Walk are not eligible for the contest. We offer prizes according to medium (drawing, painting, and mixed media) – please be sure to note your medium with your entries. New to this year’s event will be a division of prizes for professional and amateur artists (dependent on the amount of entries). You are considered a professional if you have a degree in art or photography, teach classes in art or photography, or have earned over $400/year through the sale of your work. (The IRS considers this amount to be self-employment income.)

Two-dimensional work (including photography) must be brought to the show framed (or stretched on a frame) and ready to hang on a hook with securely attached braided picture wire. No saw tooth, cardboard pop-out or plastic hangers will be accepted. Due to limited display space, frames may not exceed 38” in width. Artwork is entered at the artist’s own risk, although every precaution will be taken in handling. 


Early entry: May 1, 2024

Entry forms must be received by May 27, 2024

Drop off artwork at the Community Building’s Harbor Room (lower level) Thursday May 30 between 5-7 pm. 

Friday May 31st participants will be invited to an artists’ reception and walk-through with our judge. 

The art show will be open to the public from 9-4 pm on Saturday, June 1.

Please pick up your artwork at the Community Building after the show (June 1, 4-5 pm) or on Monday June 3 from 9 am - noon.