Horizontal Grandeur

11th Annual Horizontal Grandeur Juried Fine Arts Exhibition

Our 11th Horizontal Grandeur Annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition will run from June 21 – October 26, 2018. Any artist residing in a US state or Canadian province with a prairie can enter up to six original pieces. All genres will be considered, from painting to photography to sculpture – anything inspired by the prairie and made by you! Along with our People’s Choice Award, we also have Artist’s Choice Award, allowing the artists in the show to vote for their favorite!

Exhibit dates: June 21-October 26, 2018
Hours: 9am-4pm, Monday through Friday

To read the inspiration behind our annual Horizontal Grandeur shows, please click on the link below.

Essay by Bill Holm(pdf)

Thank you to our sponsors!

Opening Reception

All are welcome for our opening reception on Thursday, June 21!  Refreshments will be served by our High Tea Committee.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Horizontal Grandeur reception poster 8.5″x11″ (pdf)

Instructions for Submissions

E-Mail grandeur(at)stevenshistorymuseum.com

Each entry must include:

Your Name

Title of Piece



Clear JPEG of your piece


All entries must be received by end of day May 8, 2018

Open to ALL artists of all ages residing in the United States or Canadian provinces with a prairie.

All pieces must have a prairie related theme and be original to the artist.

Pieces deemed not original to the artist will be removed. There is no time requirement as to when a piece was created.

Email grandeur@stevenshistorymuseum.com or call 320-589-1719 for questions or clarification.


Paintings, drawings, photographs, fiber, hand-pulled prints, fired clay, mixed media, sculpture, etc.

All genres will be considered and non-landscape work is encouraged.


Oil paintings must be fully dry and framed. Drawings, prints, photography and watercolors must be framed and under glass. (Canvases exempt) 2-D pieces must be ready to hang, including wires. ID labels must be attached to the back upper left hand corner of each work or wherever feasible on sculptures. 2-D pieces must not exceed 240 inches (overall perimeter measurement), frame included. Sculptures must not weigh more than 100 pounds or exceed 4 feet in either direction. (If your piece exceeds these guidelines, please contact us to discuss.)



Image submission deadline:  May 8, 2018

Selection Notification: by May 18, 2018

Artwork Delivery Deadline: No later than June 8, 2018

Opening Reception:  June 21, 2018

Exhibition Dates: June 21, 2018 – October 26, 2018

Pick-up week: October 29 – November 2, 2018 (business hours 9am-4pm)



The entry fee is $5.00 for each piece to be juried, with a maximum of six entries.

Sales will be handled through the SCHS gift shop and a 30% commission collected for all pieces sold as a result of the exhibition. All scheduling, freight costs and pick-up charges will be the responsibility of the artist.



Artists must make their own arrangements for insuring their pieces if they wish. Return freight costs and scheduling of delivery and pickups according to the exhibit calendar is the responsibility of the artist.

Your entry fee of $5/piece can be mailed to:

Stevens County History Museum

Horizontal Grandeur Coordinator

116 West Sixth Street

Morris, MN 56267


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One Response to Horizontal Grandeur

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    Facebook User says:

    you for this amazing opportunity for our children. We would like to
    ship our children’s works back to Canada. To whom I have to contact to
    arrange the shipment? Please contact me by email: contact@albertaartsacademy.org