The Dana Gallery in Missoula, Montana, is now accepting applications for the third annual Icons of the West, a juried exhibition opening May 2 at the gallery. Artists are asked to create an interpretation of a Western icon.
Last year, an independent jury selected 80 works from over 240 submissions, pairing those works with nationally known artists selected to participate. Artists such as Clyde Aspevig, Brent Cotton, R. Tom Gilleon and Kevin Red Star participated in the 2012 exhibition which was a diverse and engaging portrayal of western icons.
The Gallery will offer a $2500 cash award for Best of Show and additional prizes will be given in five other categories. There will also be a $1000 cash award for the Most Original Interpretation of the Theme, to encourage creativity. Artists working in all media are encouraged to email the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org for a prospectus.