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Annual Show and 6×6 Show

Upcoming Art Shows.

60th Annual Art Show

August 1 – September 14, 2024

All Media Accepted:

  • Painting, Drawing, Fibers,
  • Photography, Sculpture,
  • Printmaking, Ceramics,
  • Mixed Media

Deadlines and Dates:

Three (3) entries may be submitted.

  • July 19 – Registration Forms Deadline
  • July 27 – Artwork needs to be at the Arts Center
  • August 1 – Reception, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Sept 14 – Last Viewing Day for Exhibit
  • Sept 16 – 21 Art Pickup

Prizes to be Awarded:

  • $100 Best In Show
  • $50 Juror’s Choice Awards in 2D, 3D, & Youth category
  • $50 People’s Choice (given at end of exhibition)

Shipping & Delivery:

All shipped works must arrive no later than July 27, 2024 in reusable packaging. A return label and return postage must be included with artwork. Artwork should be sent to the following address:

The Arts Center
Attn: Anna Jacobson
115 2nd Street SW
Jamestown, ND 58401.

Need Help with Delivery of Artwork? 

A trip to retrieve/return art will be arranged for north eastern ND (Park River), Fargo,and Bismarck. There will be a single location selected as a drop point in each town. Please email to sign up for this service.
*Please check box on entry form as to delivery method.

End of Show Pickup:

Hand-delivered artwork can be picked up starting Monday, Sept 16, 2024. Storage is an issue, so prompt pickup is strongly encouraged. Shipped art work with return labels and return postage will be return shipped by Sept 21, 2024.

Sales & Insurance:

A 30% commission will be charged on all works sold. Jamestown Fine Arts Association assumes responsibility for artwork while on display at the gallery; however, loss, damage, or deterioration of work during shipping is the responsibility of the artist.

Questions? Contact Info:

Any questions can be directed to Anna Jacobson, Director of Education & Exhibitions


Annual Art Show Registration
Annual Art Show Prospectus

Juror for Prizes: Sally Jeppson

Sally Jepson worked in the arts for over 32 years. Exhibitions are her passion and she recognizes how artwork selection, installation and exhibition design can showcase artists’ work, generate dialog and delight audiences. Jeppson has an MA in Art History and a BA in both Art History and Anthropology from University of California Davis. Jeppson and her husband operated an exhibition design and arts consulting business, Starview Enterprises, Inc. for 18 years. They designed the exhibits for museums, galleries and organizations that included interpretive materials and interactive displays. As The Arts Center’s previous gallery manager and former curator at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, ND, Jeppson organized and installed 100s of exhibitions, served on numerous grant panels and juried student, community and academic exhibitions. As a consultant, Jeppson worked to place artist’s work in hospitals, eldercare centers and community centers. She continues to encourage organizations to use “arts” to shape dialogue, generate community development, create social engagement and enhance teaching methods.

In 2021, Jeppson moved from the prairies of North Dakota to the mountains of Oregon. It is with great excitement that Sally returns to Jamestown to jury the 60th Annual JFAA Art Show. Having coordinated the exhibit, selected the jurors and installed the exhibit for 21 years she is delighted to be “on the other side” of this important community and regional exhibit–one of the longest continuously running annuals in North Dakota. During her many years working on the JFAA Annual she was always amazed at the diversity and quality of the submissions. The great variety of art created by professional artists, amateurs and youth always posed an installation challenge and Sally is so happy Anna now gets that part of the job! Jeppson is looking forward to jurying the show and encountering artists new to the exhibit as well as many familiar artists. She hopes for lots of submissions to commemorate The Arts Center’s 60 years supporting arts, artists and arts education in North Dakota. The 60th year is an institutional milestone and a wonderful celebration of The Arts Center’s past success especially as it enters its next phase to provide quality arts education to Jamestown’s youth with the expansion to of the building funded by the “Raising the Bar”  campaign.

6×6: A Celebration of 60 Years of Creativity

November 7 – December 14, 2024

Join us in celebrating The Arts Center’s (JFAA) 60th year with “6×6: A Celebration of 60 Years of Creativity.” This special exhibition and auction highlights the diverse talent of artists from our community and beyond. Each artwork, measuring 6 inches by 6 inches, offers a unique glimpse into the creative narrative, spanning paintings, drawings, sculptures, and mixed media. Since its inception six decades ago, The Arts Center has been a cornerstone of artistic innovation and cultural enrichment. As we commemorate this milestone and reflect on our journey, “6×6” underscores the enduring influence of art on our lives and communities. We invite you to join us in honoring this significant anniversary.


“6×6” embraces an open theme, encouraging interpretations that resonate with a wide audience, including school-age children. While reflecting on the passage of time, celebrating milestones, or envisioning the future are suggested themes, artists are welcome to explore any subject matter within appropriate boundaries. The Arts Center (JFAA) retains the right to remove artwork with overtly offensive or explicit themes, which will be returned to the artist at their expense.

Community Engagement:

The Arts Center fosters inclusivity by inviting artists of all ages and backgrounds to participate in “6×6.” This exhibition provides a platform for both emerging and established artists, highlighting the capacity of art to inspire, provoke thought, and stimulate dialogue within the community.


Artworks may encompass painting, printmaking, drawing, mixed media, and sculpture. All submissions must be unframed and dry, with three-dimensional pieces constrained within a 6”x 6”x 6” cube. Artwork should not extend beyond the 6”x 6” border, and any offensive content will result in return to the artist at their own expense.

Commission/Entry Fee:

No entry fee is required, and each artist may contribute one artwork. Donations can be allocated as 100%, 50/50%, or 70 (artist)/30% (arts center). ONLY youth artists can NO SALE (NFS) their artwork.

On-line Auction:

Artworks will be auctioned on-line with starting bids set at $20. Buyers will have the option of purchasing artwork immediately at a higher price than the value price. The on-line auction will run for the first two weeks of the show. Unsold artworks can either be donated to the Arts Center or collected by the artist at their expense at the end of the show. The Arts Center (JFAA) will not cover shipping costs related to artwork.

Questions? Contact Info:

Any questions can be directed to Anna Jacobson, Director of Education & Exhibitions


6x6 Show Registration Form
6x6 Show Prospectus

Materials Available for Purchase:

The Arts Center (JFAA) offers materials for creating artworks, including 6”x6” Blick Academic Cotton Stretched Canvas and 6”x6” Arches Natural White Watercolor Paper (both cold and hot press). These materials are available for purchase at $10 each, with shipping available for an additional $10. Materials are provided free of charge to individuals in 12th grade or younger, but shipping is not included.

Important Dates

  • May 1 – Call for Entries
  • May 1 – October 19 (as supplies last) Materials for Purchase
  • November 2 – Artwork needs to be at The Arts Center
  • October 19 – Entry Form Deadline
  • November 11– November 23 On-line Auction
  • November 23 – 5:00pm On-line Auction Closes
  • December 14 – Last Day to view work
  • November 25 through December 6 – Notification of Sales of Artwork