RAM Annual Invitational
January 15 – May 16, 2021
The annual invitational is a national competitive exhibition that has been hosted by the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum since its inception in 1948. The purpose of this exhibition is to encourage and recognize professional artists. In addition, this exhibition aligns with the museum’s mission to foster art appreciation in the community. All works will be for sale. All proceeds will benefit RAM’s exhibits, educational programing and the participating artists.
Theme: EXPLORING MINDSCAPES: AN ARTIST’S REFLECTION
The isolation experienced by all during the Covid-19 pandemic and ever-present eyes of social media has caused many to self-reflect on their personal perceptions and experiences. This year’s invitational theme evokes the concept of self-reflection in diverse media and subject matter as to include all artistic expression.
Cash prizes & RAM purchase award will be granted. Cash awards will be made at the Juror’s discretion. Museum Purchase Award will be selected by RAM’s Executive Director & Permanent Collection Committee. The People’s Choice Award will be based on votes collected throughout the course of the exhibition. The winning piece will be announced on social media when the exhibit closes.
• FIRST PRIZE – $1,000 and 2022 solo show at RAM
• SECOND PRIZE – $500
• THIRD PRIZE – $250
• PURCHASE AWARD
• PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
THE IMPORTANT DATES
EXHIBITION DATES: Friday, January 15 – Sunday, May 16, 2021
DEADLINE FOR PICK UP: Friday, May 28, 2021
WINNERS ANNOUNCED: Friday, January 15, 2021
INSPIRATION PHOTO: Held, 2019 by Kellie Lehr