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Art Exhibit: Annual Show

October 26 @ 9:00 am - December 2 @ 5:00 pm

The 59th JFAA Annual Art Show 
by various artists
Exhibits: October 26 – December 2, 2023

With an opening reception: October 26 starting at 5:30 pm.

The JFAA Annual Art Show is open to all media (Painting, Drawing, Fiber, Photography, Sculpture, Printmaking, Ceramics, etc. There is a youth category as well for some of our younger artists. Artworks must be gallery ready and will be displayed unless rejected by the installation committee.

This year’s Juror, Matthew B. Anderson, is an experienced and passionate art educator who believes in the transformative power of arts education. With a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of North Dakota and over 15 years of experience in the field, he is committed to advocating for and promoting the importance of art education for all learners. As the Arts in Education Director for North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA), Matthew works closely with educators and community leaders to provide high-quality arts education programs that enhance the lives of every student in North Dakota and build stronger communities. He firmly believes that art education is essential to a community’s overall health and well-being, allowing individuals to explore and express their ideas, connect with others, and develop critical thinking and problem-solving. These are skills that are fundamental for success in life. He has witnessed how communities come together to celebrate the arts, creating lively and dynamic cultural scenes that attract visitors from all over the world. As a proud North Dakotan, Matthew understands the importance of community and the role that the arts can play in bringing people together. When he’s not advocating for arts education, he enjoys hiking and biking in the great outdoors, drawing inspiration from the natural beauty of the state he calls home.



Three (3) entries may be submitted.

October 1 Registration Forms Deadline

October 21 Artwork to arrive at Arts Center

October 26 Reception, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

December 2 Last Viewing Day for Exhibit

December 4 – December 8 Art Pickup

SHIPPING AND DELIVERY: All shipped works must arrive no later than October 21, 2023 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.

A trip to retrieve/return art will be arranged to both Fargo and Bismarck. There will be a single location selected as a drop o  point in each town. Please email to sign up for this service.

END OF SHOW PICK UP ARTWORK: Hand-delivered artwork can be picked up starting Monday, December 4, 2023. Storage is an issue, so prompt pickup is strongly encouraged. Shipped art work with return labels and return postage will be return shipped by December 8, 2023.

SALES AND 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.

PRIZES: Prizes will only be given in categories if there is a sufficient number of entries within that category. For example, if there is only one artist who has entered photographs in the show, they will not receive a prize within the photography category, however, these pieces will be considered for the Best of Show award and the People’s Choice Award.

Admission to The Arts Center gallery is free and open to all. Gallery hours are:
Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
and Saturdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


CLICK HERE to download the full prospectus & artwork labels.


Sponsored by:




Pictured: “Canyon Lands” by Tyrel Schlecht, Photography
Best of Show award 2022 Annual Show

Pictured: People Choice Award Winner 2022 Acrylic on Canvas



October 26 @ 9:00 am
December 2 @ 5:00 pm
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The Arts Center