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Catch the Vision:
From Dreams to Discovery

Emerging Artist Exhibition at the Hockaday

January 6 - March 17, 2011

The Catch the Vision: From Dreams to Discovery exhibition is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of emerging artists. The Hockaday’s goal is to help the emerging artist gain confidence, assist in the development of skills, aid in building professional connections and to gain experience in presenting and exhibiting in a professional gallery setting.

First Place Award:  Solo exhibition in the "Emerging Artist" Gallery at the Hockaday

Second Place Award:  Tuition paid to attend a professional workshop at the Hockaday

Third Place Award:  Fees paid to attend (3) Crits & Croissants sessions at the Hockaday - have your work reviewed by a professional artist

Winners will be published in the Hockaday Museum of Art Newsletter and on this website.  All winners will receive an Award Certificate suitable for framing.

Important Dates

December 1, 2010   Deadline-Submissions due at HMA

December 15, 2010   Notifications sent via email

January 4, 2011   Receiving artwork-10am to 5pm

January 5, 2011   Installation

January 6, 2011   Show opens

January 13, 2011   Opening reception 5-7pm (awards posted)

March 17, 2011   Show closes

March 18, 2011   Pick-up artwork - 10am to 5pm


  • Open to all Montana artists working in any media who are beginning their careers as a professional artist
  • The artist cannot be represented by a commercial gallery or have had a solo exhibition in a gallery or museum setting
  • Artists of any age are encouraged to apply, artists under 18 need a parent’s permission to participate

Submit Your Entry
Click here to enter online
Click on the button to download an entry form for printing

Catch the Vision: From Dreams to Discovery
Emerging Artist Exhibition
Hockaday Museum of Art
302 Second Avenue East
Kalispell, MT 59901

Preparing Your Entry
The Hockaday recommends that you enter online.  Alternately, you may submit a CD via regular mail.

All digital files must be accompanied by an Official Entry Form. There is a limit of 1 image you may enter per piece (3-d work may show back view or 1 detail per piece). Image files cannot exceed 2MB.
$25 non-refundable entry fee using a major credit card, 3 pieces of work are allowed per entry. For mail-in entries, a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) number, expiration date and signature, check or money order for the required jury fee must accompany submitted materials. There will be a $10 charge for returned checks or declined credit cards. Credit cards will be charged within 7 days of exhibit deadline.
CDs will not be returned. Hockaday Museum of Art will not be responsible for the loss, damage or return of CDs submitted to the competition.

Accepted images are kept for HMA’s records and may be used for promotional purposes. All work must be original, complete and be delivered “show ready”. Paintings must be framed and have hanging wire installed. Entries should be recent work completed in the last 2 years. Submission of an entry fee will constitute agreement to the conditions set forth.

Award winners will be chosen by the Hockaday Museum of Art Exhibition Committee.
All successful applicants will be notified by December 15, 2010. The award winners will be posted at the opening reception for the exhibition on January 13, 2011, 5-7pm.  Applicants not accepted for the exhibit will be individually notified by email or mail if a SASE is enclosed. Your cancelled check or credit-card charge is your receipt of your entry.

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