IMAGE Art Show 2018 Entry Form
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This is the 31st year of IMAGE, an annual judged art show, sponsored by the East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC)!!! ECRAC will host the show at its office and gallery in downtown Braham, MN. The show opens Saturday evening, April 21, 2018, and will be open for viewing through Friday, April 27. 

There is no fee to attend or participate in IMAGE.  However, artists wishing to exhibit a work of art at the IMAGE Art Show must read and complete this online entry form and submit it before or on the deadline date of Monday, April 2, 2018. No late entries can be accepted. 

If you need assistance with the online entry form or have any questions you can call ECRAC at 320-396-2337 extension 1 or email

Please note that the IMAGE Art Show is not utilizing set categories for entering artwork or for distributing awards.  Instead, artists will describe the medium used, in their own words (up to 50 characters), on their entry form.  



These will be awarded at the Art Show Opening Celebration on Saturday, April 21, starting at 6 p.m.:

-  2 Judge's Choice Awards - $500 each;

-  up to 10 Excellence Awards - $200 each;

-  up to 10 Merit Awards - $150 each;

-  and Purchase Awards will also be made.   

            ECRAC will purchase 1 or more entered works of art to become 

            part of the permanent artwork collection.



Before the Show...
Online Entry Deadline - Monday, April 2, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.

Entry Confirmation - You will receive an immediate online confirmation and thank you when you submit your entry.  In addition, ECRAC will email and mail confirmations, and the identification/receipt cards, to entrant artists before April 16, 2018. 

Artwork accepted from entered artists at ECRAC -
Monday - Wednesday, April  16 - 18, 2018 
(during business hours 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Wednesday evening, April 18, 2017 (4:30 - 7 p.m.)


During the show...

IMAGE 2018 Gala Opening Celebration at ECRAC - Open to all!!!

     Saturday, April 21, 2018 (5 - 8 p.m.)

Note that the show can't open any earlier than 5 p.m. due to judging.

     Welcome and Judge's Award Presentation (6 p.m.)

     Artist entrants are encouraged to attend!  Hors d'oeuvres! 

Live music! Invite your family and friends!

IMAGE 2018 at ECRAC - Open to all!!!

Art Groups and School Field Trips are encouraged!

     Sunday - April 22, 2018 (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

     Monday to Friday, April 23 - 27, 2018 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)


After the show...

Artist Grant Workshop for IMAGE Art Show Artists Only! 

      Saturday, April 28, 2018 (8:30 to 10 a.m.) 

Artwork Pick-up at ECRAC*

     Saturday, April 28, 2018  (10 a.m. to noon)

     Monday -  Tuesday, April 30 - May 1, 2018 

            (business hours 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

     Tuesday evening, May 1, 2018 (4:30 to 7 p.m.)

*For security reasons no artwork will be released without the IMAGE RECEIPT CARD sent to you by ECRAC!  Please ensure it is available before arriving to pick-up the artwork.  Any Artwork not picked up by the designated dates listed above will become property of ECRAC.

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Title of Artwork
Please note that ECRAC can't change your title once you submit this entry form.  Also, your artwork title will be exactly as you enter it below.  

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What is the medium of your artwork?  IMAGE allows you to define your artistic medium rather than having set categories.  Your medium will be listed exactly as you enter it below.


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Is this artwork for sale?  If yes, enter the dollar amount in the space in the next question, #4.  Although IMAGE cannot handle sales of artwork, every effort will be made to put potential buyers in contact with you, the artist.  

If your artwork is for sale enter the price here.  Note that if any text is entered below other than a dollar amount (a number), or if left blank, the artwork will be listed as  "NFS- not for sale" in the show booklet. 


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What is the size of your artwork? Please note that artwork over 8 feet in any direction cannot be accepted.   "Any direction" includes diagonal.  This size limit also includes frames and bases.
Less than 1 foot
1 foot to 3 feet
3 to 5 feet
5 to 8 feet
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Is this artwork your original (conceived and executed by you as an individual artist) and produced without the assistance of an instructor or as part of an organized class?  

In other words, are you the sole creator of the artwork being entered? Saying no will make the artwork ineligible for display at IMAGE.

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Please tell us your age.
18 - 24
25 - 34
35 - 44
45 - 54
55 and over
Over 18 but prefer not to answer
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Which East Central Minnesota County are you a permanent resident of? 
If you do not live in of one of these counties your entry will be ineligible.
Mille Lacs
Required 9.
Provide your contact information.  This year's show booklet will contain: your name, city, email address, website, artwork title, medium, and price (if any).

First Name:
Last Name:
Home Phone:
Email Address:
Address 1:
Address 2:
Postal Code:

If you have a website enter the URL below.

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Artist Grant Workshop Registration

ECRAC will provide an artist grant workshop for IMAGE Art Show entrants.  The workshop will be before artwork pick-up on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. 
Yes, I will attend the artist grant workshop before picking up my artwork on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
No, I do not want to register for the workshop.



All IMAGE Art Show entrants must be at least 18 years old and be permanent residents of Region 7E (the Minnesota Counties of: Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine). Works must be original works of art (conceived and executed by the entrant artist), recent (completed within the last three years), and cannot have been exhibited in prior IMAGE Art Shows. Artwork must be ready to display at the time of delivery to ECRAC.  All artwork entered in the IMAGE Art Show will remain in the exhibit until the show is closed on April 28, 2018. 

  • There is no entry fee to participate or attend the IMAGE Art Show.  All are welcome!
  • Artists can only enter one work of art due to space limitations.
  • Advance entry registration is required. No late entries (after April 2) can be accepted.
  • Immediately after you submit this entry you will see an online (not email) confirmation and thank you. Before April 16 eligible entrants will also receive additional confirmation by email and mail with the required artwork Identification and Receipt Cards. You will need both of these.



  • Artwork entered must be original, conceived and executed by the entrant. Copies will be rejected. If you are a student, the artwork submitted should have been executed without the help of an instructor, or as part of an organized class.
  • The artwork entered should be an expression or application of your own individual creative skill and imagination in a visual form.
  • Entries must be of recent work (within the last 3 years), and not exhibited at a previous IMAGE Show. 
  • All wall hanging show entries must be framed (unless a frame is inappropriate for the artwork) and must be securely wired for hanging. Sawtooth type hangers are not allowed! Canvas works must have finished edges and must be wired.  Call 320-396-2337 extension 1 with any questions on framing or if you are new to this process.
  • Artwork cannot exceed eight feet (8') in any direction. Any direction includes diagonal.  This size limit also includes frames and bases.
  • Artwork cannot have any special display equipment or instructions.  For example, no electrical cords will be allowed.
  • ECRAC and the IMAGE Art Show Committee reserves the right to refuse artwork or to ensure the medium identified is correct. The IMAGE Curator will have the final determination on how artwork will be exhibited.
  • You may be requested to provide proof of your age and/or permanent residence.
  • ECRAC reserves the right to photograph any artwork or artist in the IMAGE Art Show exhibition for educational, catalog, internet, and/or publicity purposes.
  • IMAGE 2018 will be staffed during public viewing hours and the utmost precaution will be taken to protect all artwork. Submission of this entry form and your artwork indicates acceptance of all conditions and are a waiver of liability. 
  • The East Central Regional Arts Council and IMAGE 2018 and any other sponsors are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged artwork. Artists are strongly encouraged to personally insure their own work.

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By entering yes below, and by submitting this entry form, I certify that the information included is correct, that I am the sole creator of the artwork being entered, that I relieve the East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC), IMAGE 2018, and any other sponsors from any responsibility for loss or damage to the artwork being entered, and I agree to the abide by the show dates, rules, terms and conditions listed in this entry form.


In addition, by saying yes and submitting this entry form I give IMAGE 2018 the permission to publish my name, city of residence, email address, and website URL in the show booklet. I also give permission to include the title, medium, and price (if any), and the exhibit status of the artwork entered.

Saying no will make the artwork ineligible for entry into IMAGE 2018.

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Exhibit Only Option
If you would like your artwork to have Exhibit Only status during the IMAGE Art Show it will not be judged and will not be eligible for the People's Choice Award. In other words, Exhibit Only artwork will be a part of the IMAGE Art Show, and will be available for viewing, but will not be considered during the IMAGE Art Show judging processes and will not be eligible for an award. 

Exhibit Only status does not affect your price or the potential sale of your artwork.  In addition, any artwork entered by the ECRAC Board, Staff, or Contractors  will be designated Exhibit Only and will not be eligible for judging.  

Is your artwork for Exhibit Only?  In other words, you wish to display your artwork but be exempt from the IMAGE Art Show judging and award processes?