March 16, 2016

Call to artists! Wild West Days Art Contest 2016

Wild West Days Art Contest 2016 is open to all Arizona residents (proof of residency may be required for award winners). One entry per artist. CCMEA Board members, chairman, employees, Town of Cave Creek Council members, sponsors, or their immediate family members may not be recipients of cash prizes from this competition.

Age Categories and Entry Fees per Entry: Ages 12 – 18 $10.00 Ages 19 and over $25.00 Awards: Entrants are eligible to receive one of three cash awards for 1st, 2nd, or People’s Choice place in their respective age-group category.

Place Adult Youth
1st $250 $75
2nd $200 $50
People's Choice $100 $50

Submission Requirements Theme: Artwork should depict the Arizonan western lifestyle and Cave Creek culture. Deadline: No Exceptions. Entries must be delivered by June 1, 2016. Entries must be delivered to the Cave Creek Museum, 6140 Skyline Dr., Cave Creek, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Entries: Submissions are limited to one per entrant. Submissions cannot have been exhibited or published. Entries must be an original image created by the applicant. All images must be matted and the mat must be 16” x 20” single dimension. Any other mat size will be disqualified. Framed images will not be accepted. All mediums accepted, all submissions are to be matted.

Judging/Jurors: The jury panel will include at least one professional artist, one member of the community, and one member of board of the CCMEA. Judging is based upon technical quality, aesthetic quality and presentation.

Size/Type: Submissions in any other form will not be accepted (e.g. no transparencies, CDs, etc.). All artwork submitted should be no larger than 11 x 17 inches in size. Any image submitted larger than these size limitations will be disqualified.

Labels: Clearly label the back of your image with its title and your initials. (approximately 1” x 4” label size).

Mailing/Delivery: All artwork must be delivered to the Cave Creek Museum, 6140 Skyline Dr., Cave Creek AZ. If entries are received bent or damaged they will not be accepted.

Notification of Award Winners: Notification will be sent no later than the week of July 1st 2016.

Questions? E-mail (no phone calls) the chairman at: or visit