Show Us Your Buffalo River

Buffalo River Art Gallery

1st Annual Calendar Contest 

About the Contest

The Contest Buffalo River Art Gallery will take entries to fill our 1st annual calendar with art depicting the Buffalo River. All forms of art art encouraged. Send us your Buffalo River Art with a brief description of what you have created and/or your Buffalo River special memory. These descriptions/memories will be part of the calendar. A panel of 3 professionals will review all entries and the top 25 will be invited to the gallery. The public will be invited to the gallery to vote on their favorites and the top 12 will be chosen for our calendar. All voting will take place in the gallery during normal business hours. Each person is allowed to vote 1 time. 

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the calendars will be donated to an Art in the Ozarks Scholarship Fund, which is being established by Buffalo River Art Gallery. The first scholarship will be awarded in 2020 to a student(s) pursuing a career in the arts. Students living in any county that borders the Buffalo River (Newton, Searcy, Marion and Baxter Counties) will be eligible to apply for the scholarship. 

Who’s Eligible to Participate?

Any student or artists living in Arkansas who have memories of the Buffalo River that they can express through art 


How to Enter

Complete the entry form. Follow the directions on the entry form to submit your entry fee. All entered artwork must have been completed in the last year. Send your high-resolution pdf of your art with a description or your favorite Buffalo River memory to


For two- dimensional non-traditional art and for three-dimensional art, please send a couple of pictures so we can see your entire work. All photos must be the exact art that is brought to the gallery if you are selected as a finalist. Any deviation from the submitted artwork will not be accepted and will result in you being disqualified from the contest. The entry fee is $10 per adult and $5 for students per entry. Each artist is limited to 5 entries. 


Artwork in the Gallery

All finalists should bring their artwork ready to hang (or display) on the date specified by the gallery. All work will be available for sale and priced as detailed by the artist on the entry form. Please price all artwork including the gallery’s 20% commission. All works will remain in the gallery until the winners are determined. All sold works can be picked up and payments will be made to artists after the close of the calendar contest exhibit. 


Important Dates

August 16 - Deadline to receive entries, application and entry fee

August 21 - Finalists announced

August 28 - Finalist to bring ready to hang artwork to Buffalo River Art Gallery

August 30 - Finalist reception and voting begins

Aug 30-Sept 15 - Voting in Gallery (gallery open Friday, Saturday and Sundays 10am-5pm)

September 17 - Calendar winners announced 

Please click here to complete and submit the Buffalo River Art Gallery Calendar Contest Form.

Or you can download form here.