Wild & Scenic Art Exhibition 2018

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival Art Exhibition returns for its 7th year in partnership with Nevada County Arts. We invite artists far and wide* to submit their NC Arts Logoenvironment-themed artwork for possible inclusion at the 2018 Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA during the 16th annual film festival January 11-15, 2018.

Selected artists will have their work displayed at gallery spaces in Nevada City and Grass Valley during the film festival and in most cases, for most of January.  Artists may enter up to five pieces of work in a single category.

Submission Categories
Artists can submit works for judging in three separate categories:

  • 2-Dimensional: All paintings, collages, mixed media, and panels with 1.5 inches or less of depth variationBlack-Box-Final-1.jpg
  • 3-Dimensional: All sculpture and pieces with depth variations greater than 1.5 inches
  • Photography: All photography, including digital and film, color, black and white

Judges will award prizes to the the top submissions in each category.  Additionally, a special, separately-judged Student Category for submissions exists for artists age 19 or below.  Award-winning student submissions will have the opportunity to be on display at the 2018 STEAM Expo, too.

Submission Dates & Fees
The regular submission fee is $30.  Early bird submissions (submitted by September 15, 2017) are only $20.   The regular submission deadline is October 15.  An extended submission deadline will be in effect until November 1 ($45).  Student submissions (age 19 or below) are $5.

NOTE: Once you click submit, you will be directed to a form and payment gateway.  The form is long, allowing for up to five pieces of work to be included.  Just scroll to the bottom of the form to submit payment once you’ve completed entering the info for your submissions; you are not required to submit more than one piece of work.




Important Dates
September 15    Early Bird Registration Deadline, $20
October 15         Regular Registration Deadline, $30
November 1       Extended Deadline, $45
December 1       Jury Notifications Sent
January 11         Last day to install art work
January 11         Artists Opening Reception & Award Ceremony/Film Festival opens
January 14        Earliest possible removal date for art work

If you have questions, please contact the Festival Director, Melinda Booth.






*Artists worldwide are invited to submit their work.  However, Wild & Scenic is unfortunately unable to cover any transportation costs (for artist and/or work) and artists must be present to hang their work.  Thank you for your understanding.