Create at the Ex, an open, juried art show is back at The Ex! We want to see your creativity – all mediums welcome!

Entry deadline: May, 26, 2023 at 4:00 pm

Artwork drop off: Wednesday, May 31 from 3 – 7 pm OR Thursday, June 1 from 10 am – 2 pm

Artwork displayed: June 16-25, 2023. Only selected artwork will be on display at The Ex. All entrants will be notified whether or not their artwork has been selected

Artwork pick-up for non-selected works: Wednesday, June 14 from 3 -7 pm

Artwork pick-up for selected works: Monday, June 26 from 3 – 7 pm

All unclaimed artwork will be charged a $10/day/piece handling fee. If someone other than the artist is to pick up the artwork, please provide them with the receipt or a signed letter of permission.

Painting: Watercolour, oil, acrylic or mixed media, generally presented in a frame and ready for framing.

Drawing: Pencil, coloured pencil, pastel, pen and ink, charcoal, etc., generally matted and framed and ready for hanging.

Mixed Media: Artist prints (no giclees), textiles, cartoons, scratchboard, air brush, digital images (other than digital photographs), collage or combinations of more than three media.

Sculpture: Stone, wood, ceramic, etc. (See rule 6 for size and weight restrictions)

Teen: For artists 13 to 19 years (works may be submitted for judging unframed, but if selected must be framed for display). A teen artist may enter the above categories as well, but each entry requires the submission of different pieces.

Best in Show: Presented to one overall winner

First, second and third place will be awarded in each category.

  1. Artists who are residents of Manitoba (residing for a minimum of 6 months) may submit up to four (4) works. The juror will select the works to be hung and their decision is final.
  2. An entry fee of $5.00 per piece will be charged and will be payable to the Red River Exhibition Association upon delivery of the work for consideration by the juror.
  3. All works must be original, unaided work of the artist. Copies will not be considered.
  4. Accepted artworks must have been completed in the last two years and no repeat artworks will be accepted.
  5. You will be notified by email if your art has been accepted.
  6. Two dimensional works must be labelled, suitably framed or presented with wire and ready for hanging. Framing systems with only glass, a backing and clips are not acceptable. Charcoal, pastel, watercolour or pencil works must be protected under glass or plexi. All work is to be no larger than 32″ x 40″ when framed.
  7. Sculpture and mixed media works are restricted to a 36″ cube and may weigh no more than 40 lbs. If special display is required, the artist must provide this.
  8. A label with the artist’s name, address and phone number, artwork title and price must be firmly attached to the back or bottom of each art piece. See label forms provided in downloadable entry form.
  9. No WET artworks will be accepted.
  10. The Red River Exhibition will retain a 20% fee from the sale of artworks; artists are advised to price their work accordingly. (Upwards of 200,000 people may view the works over the course of the show.) Works must be marked NFS if they are NOT offered for purchase.
  11. Submission of entries implies acceptance of all rules of the competition. All entries must be accompanied by fully completed signed entry forms and applicable fees.
  12. The Exhibition assumes no responsibility for loss, damage or injury of any kind, however caused to any
    exhibit or exhibitor.
  13. Prize winning entrants, and/or guardians of entrants, consent to the use of each participant’s name and photo in any public recognition. The exhibition reserves the right to reproduce any entries for publicity related to the contest unless otherwise stated.

Ways to enter

Option 1

Download the registration form and complete by computer or by hand and send by email to or by mail along with $5 registration fee per entry to:
Red River Exhibition Association
3977 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3K 2E8

Option 2

Complete the online registration form below and submit payment via e-transfer (instructions are provided after completing the form).

2023 Juried Art Show

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The Red River Exhibition Association will take every precaution to safeguard any exhibitor’s property while such property in the Association’s care and custody. The Association assumes no responsibility for loss, damage or injury of any kind and however caused to any exhibit or exhibitor. The Association, its officers, directors, employees and volunteer workers are released by the entrants/exhibitors from any liability. The Association reserves the right to refuse any entry.