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Art Center of Estes Park
20th Annual National Lines into Shapes Art Competition

20th Annual National Lines into Shapes
Art Competition

October 29 – November 12, 2016
Art Center & Gallery of Estes Park  970.586.5882


Lines into Shapes is in the 20th year of offering a national showcase for a diverse collection of the fine artworks. Our selection of categories with monetary awards for the first and second place award winners in each category allows for a dynamic selection of works to be displayed throughout our beautiful gallery in the high mountain town of Estes Park, Colorado.

2016 Juror / Award Judge: Jeff Legg
Named Distinguished Artist of the 2016 by Oil Painters of America

"Masterful" is a word often used to describe the paintings of Jeff C. Legg. Born in 1959 in Joplin, Missouri. He was apprentice to a well-known regional artist and college art professor by the age of 12. This relationship laid the foundation for his painting and drawing skills. He later went on to study at Atelier Lack and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

His luminous oils have established national recognition and garnered numerous awards since he began painting full-time at age 30. Legg is recognized as a Master Signature member by the "Oil Painters of America." His work can be seen in distinguished galleries across the United States. Legg's paintings are highly sought after and collected in America and abroad. Among his long list of collectors is world renowned astronaut Neil Armstrong.

Mr. Legg has been written up in American Art Collector magazine, The Artists Magazine and North Light Books to name a few, as well as being featured on the cover of Southwest Art and Art of the West magazines.

“I must diligently search my heart to find out what really moves and captivates me. Truth is the essential ingredient in making art. The human soul is hopelessly bound to express it.” Jeff Legg

Mr. Legg resides in the Colorado Rockies where he paints daily in his studio.

Preliminary screening will be done using submitted digital files.  Accepted artists will be notified. The Award Judges / Show committee reserve the right to re-categorize artwork. The Art Center of Estes Park reserves the right to all final decisions regarding design control of the accepted artwork. The final award selection will be made by Award Judges from the actual artwork.

Category 1: Oil painting, Acrylic, Encaustic
Category 2: Watercolor, Pastels, Mixed Media
Category 3: Graphite, Scratch board, Pencil, Ink
Category 4: Original print making, Etching, Woodcuts
Category 5: Sculpture, Ceramics, Glass, Assemblage, Wood, Leather
Category 6: Photography
Category 7: Fiber
Category 8: Jewelry

Open to all artists who create original fine art within the limits of the categories listed above. Work must be original and executed within the past two years. Work previously accepted in any "LINES into SHAPES" Juried Exhibition may not be submitted.  Entry in this exhibit establishes an agreement on the part of the artist to all conditions listed in this prospectus.  All artwork must be for sale. Only open to artists residing in the United States.

Non Refundable Fee:  $45 application fee to submit up to 3 images. Three additional images may be added at $10 each for a total of up to six images; however acceptance of artworks into the show will be limited to 2 total original works.

$4,000 in Awards
Best in Show:  $1,000
1st Place in each Category $200
2nd Place in each Category $100
Plus Additional Awards

August 29 – midnight MST - Deadline for Entries
Week of September 12 - Acceptance/Non- Acceptance notification sent.
October 17 - Deadline for receipt of shipped artwork.
October 15 and 16 - Hand Delivery of accepted artwork 10:00 am - 4:00 pm – Daily.  Deliver to the Art Center & Gallery of Estes Park, 517 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO-80517.
October 29 - Opening reception for artists and public 5:00-7:00 pm.  Open to the public.
November 12  END OF SHOW. Artwork will not be released before 5:00 pm--NO EXCEPTIONS.
November 13, 14 & 15 - Pick up hand delivered artwork 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Open Daily
November 15 – Begin return of shipped artwork.


Entering your Images:
You can enter your images online at

For best results, make sure your image is 1920 pixels @72 dpi on the longest side.  Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space.  Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at:  If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please email or call 949-287-8645.

NOTIFICATION: All artists will receive notification by email after initial jury process is complete. Please add to your safe senders list to ensure email delivery.  You can also view your acceptance by logging into your artist account on and click “Your Artist Profile,” after the notification date.  Your jury results will be listed under each piece entered.

The following statements constitute an agreement between the artist and the Art Center & Gallery of Estes Park.  No exceptions will be made to these rules.

Artwork must be offered for sale. The Art Center & Gallery will retain a 40% commission on all artwork sold at the Gallery.

Prices may not be changed after submission.

Entry form must be filled out in its entirety, including unframed dimensions (or size), framed dimensions (if not known, estimate it) or weight, medium, and price, if requested.  List sizes up to the nearest half inch.  Submitted images must not include matting or frame.  Crop the photos to include only the artwork.  Be sure your images are right-side-up.  The information recorded on this Entry Form is considered final and may not be changed.

Any requirements of the exhibit not fulfilled will result in disqualification.

The Art Center & Gallery of Estes Park reserves the right to use reproductions of accepted artwork for the purpose of promotion of the exhibit which may include media outlets, poster, mailings and the Art Center & Gallery’s website.

Two-dimensional art must be appropriately framed and ready to hang. Acetate coverings, brackets, quick-frames, or any type of device leaving exposed glass or Plexiglas will not be accepted.

The Art Center & Gallery will exclude any entry that presents unusual installation problems, or is improperly framed.

Artwork must not differ from the entry images – any differences will result in the removal of the work from the show.

All artwork should be insured by the artist. The Art Center & Gallery of Estes Park will not assume any liability for damage to artwork while in its possession.  All artwork is handled with professional care.  Artists will be notified immediately if artwork arrives at the Gallery damaged.


Two-dimensional art shall not exceed 120 inches in perimeter, not including the frame. This equals the sum of the length of all 4 sides.  Example: 24" x 36" = 120 inches.  Gallery-wrapped artwork will be accepted if edges are painted.
EXCEPTION to unframed fiber entries:  Not to exceed 136 inches in perimeter.  Example:  28” x 40” = 136”.  This equals the sum of the length of all 4 sides.

Three-dimensional art shall not exceed 60 pounds.

Wall pieces may not exceed 30 pounds and must include specific hanging instructions and hardware.


Hand Delivery:  Accepted work must be delivered to Art Center of Estes Park at 517 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, Colorado 80517. Phone:  970-586-5882   Hand delivery dates:  October 15 and 16 10:00 am – 4:00 pm daily

Shipping of Accepted Work: Accepted work must be shipped by UPS or FEDX only and received no earlier than October 8 with a deadline for receipt of shipped artwork of October 17.  Insurance is the responsibility of the artist for all shipping.  ABSOLUTELY NO PEANUTS USED IN PACKAGING When packaging your works please use appropriately sized materials. It is preferable if items are double boxed, especially for artwork that includes glass. Plexiglas preferred.

A prepaid UPS or FEDX BARCODE return shipping label must be included with any shipped art.   Shipping to and from the Art Center & Gallery is at the expense of the artist.  Shipping containers must fit within a standard door opening:  36” wide by 80” high.  If artist’s shipping container will not easily be moved thru door opening, acceptance will be refused.

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