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Call For Entries

July 15 @ 9:00 am - August 26 @ 5:00 pm

57th Annual JFAA Art show – CALL FOR ENTRIES


We request that artists complete the registration form by July 15, 2021. This gives us an important gauge of expected participation. We will always consider requests for entry beyond this deadline. 

All work, whether wall-hung or 3-dimensional, must be safe, ready to display, framed and wired appropriately for a gallery installation. Sawtooth hangers and tabletop photo-frames with center hangers are not allowed. All work must be clearly labeled on the back/bottom of the artwork using the tags provided. Watercolors, prints, drawings and pastels must be framed under glass or Plexiglas. All artwork must be original, preferably made within the last 2 years and cannot have been previously exhibited at the Jamestown Arts Center. The Arts Center staff reserves the right to reject any entry that does not meet these eligibility requirements and the artwork will not be displayed. 

You can download the prospectus by clicking here: 2021 Annual Show Prospectus

57th Annual JFAA Art show exhibits
August 26 – October 9, 2021

Despite Covid-19 the show must go on and we currently have over 75 artworks submitted for this year’s exhibition. There was a moment in July when registrations were arriving slowly that we feared there might be an artistic hiccup for whatever reason. We quickly re-advertised, dropped the entry fees (thanks to a generous support from Bank Forward) and reached out to again to artists. Miraculously, the show entries began to arrive. These times haven’t been easy on artists with galleries closed, exhibitions cancelled and sales down. All of our entry fees for this exhibition go to support small cash awards so Bank Forward stepping up to assist with covering these costs is a wonderful gesture and greatly appreciated.

You can also help artists during this pandemic by visiting the show and perhaps purchasing a one-of-a-kind special gift of art. This exhibition is unique as many of the artworks are relatively affordable.

The exhibit will be open for public viewing starting on August 26 starting at 5:30 pm. Awards will be announced on that date. 



Greg Vettel classifies himself as a son (1982), husband (2008), father (2006, 2009, 2015), graphic designer (2006), teacher (2016), director (2018), nerd (forever), and student (always). He is also fond of lists. Vettel was immersed in art from a young age, a benefit of being in a family heavily involved in the Arts in North Dakota. 

Vettel serves as the Director of the Northwest Arts Center and as an Adjunct Professor of Art at Minot State University. With 12 years professional experience in creative and production graphic design, he employs his background in visual communication, multi-media, and technology as the digital tools instructor and technology coordinator for the Art Department, and, starting in 2018, as the Director of the Northwest Arts Center. At the Arts Center, Vettel is responsible for the management of the Walter Piehl Gallery and Minot State University’s Permanent Art and Native American Collections. 

As an artist, Vettel’s work draws upon influences from technology, science (fiction and non) and pop culture; exploring through narrative forms how our increasingly digital world, for good or ill, is affecting individuals and societies, often inequitably. With interest in both digital and analog processes, he combines imagery and typography in printmaking, sculpture and digital mediums. Recently, he has been working with Flat Tail Press, Minot State University’s educational print studio, on developing a letterpress studio for incorporation into FTP activities and curriculum within the Art Department at Minot State. 

Vettel lives in Minot, North Dakota, with his wife, Jayme, and three children, Logan, Eva, and Jackson along with multiple four-legged friends. 

$100 Best of Show
$50 Juror’s Choice Awards in each category
$50 Youth category
$50 People’s choice award
People’s Choice Award
Will be determined based on popular vote at the conclusion of the exhibit.

Sponsored by: Medicine Shoppe.

Featured image Best of Show 2020: Martin’s Bug, Bonnie Tressler, Mosaic



July 15 @ 9:00 am
August 26 @ 5:00 pm
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