Creatures of Fortune

Calling All Artists:

We are seeking entries for a juried art show to open March 3rd, 2018 that are inspired by both the natural and the unnatural world to create a menagerie both real and imagined to fill Delurk Gallery for the Winter Season to compete in Delurk Gallery's first ever art competition with a minimum winning purse of $500.

That's right, Prize money. 

We are announcing this now to give as many artists as possible ample time to ponder the topic and start creating! We know we often give short notice for juried shows... and we still need to set up and test our entry software to make it easy to upload your entries, but we couldn't wait to share the news...



Prize winning works will be determined by outside jurors to be announced before the entries are opened on August 22nd.  The  total amount of prize money will be determined by the number of entries with a minimum total purse of $500 distributed as follows: Minimum First Prize: $300, Second Prize: $150, Third Prize: $50. We are working on additional prize funding and gift certificates to be awarded as well.

Mark your calendar:

Please Submit images via the online entry system which is scheduled to go live November 27, 2017.

How to Enter:

Each artist may enter 1-6 artworks for consideration. Artists should submit a digital image representation of their original work(s). Digital images should be in .jpeg format, with a minimum size of 1024 x 768 pixels and a minimum resolution of 72 dpi. 3D works must include a minimum of two images from differing angles. If you are entering video or installation works you may include a link to a Vimeo or YouTube Video.

Entry Fee: $30.00 for up to 2 entries. $5.00 for each additional entry up to a total of 6. 

Only digital entries will be accepted. Please, do not bring in or drop works off at Delurk Gallery. Images should be labeled with your first and last initial and numbered 1-5 (for example, AB1, AB2, AB3... etc.)  Please have the following information prepared to include with your submission:

    - Your Name

    - Short Bio / Description of Current Work

    - Titles of submitted work + the medium and dimensions of the work: H x W (x D if 3D)

    **Please list the information for each piece with your first and last initials numbered 1-5 to coordinate with your images.

All mediums 2D and 3D are accepted for consideration. There are no size requirements; however works larger than 5’x8’ will not fit through our door. Artists are responsible for providing all equipment needed to present multimedia/AV works and installations. Conventional 2D work should be wired ready to hang from a nail.

Titian (Tiziano Vecellio)

This painting is usually called Cupid with Wheel of Fortune. A festooned animal skull (bucranium) is depicted behind the winged Cupid, making the image an allegory of Love, Fortune, and Death.


We are currently seeking outside jurors to select the art and award the prizes. Our hope is to have a Museum Curator, an established collector, and an arts writer or critic on the panel. Once they are contracted we will share the news far and wide.

Preliminary Screening:

All work submitted will be reviewed by the Exhibitions Committee to ensure all entries qualify. 

Feel free to contact us at with any questions prior to your submission.

Thank you for your interest and participation.  We look forward to receiving your submission!

Delurk Gallery - Exhibitions Committee

Link to PDF with full Prospectus will be Posted here on or before July 7th, 2017.

Nataraj Shiva Statue

Nataraj Shiva Statue


  • Nov 23rd      Call to Artists announcement - December Gallery Hop
  • December 2nd     Entry window opens
  • February 9th    Entry deadline
  • February 12th   Selection Committee completes the vetting and organization of entries
  • February 19th    Jurors selection complete
  • February 20th     Acceptance notifications sent to selected artists
  • February  26-28     Art delivery window
  • March 1st     Jurors review work and award prizes
  • March 1st 6pm   Purchase prize sponsors special reception 6-8PM
  • March 2nd   Gallery Hop Artist Reception: Winners revealed at 7:00PM
  • March 1-April 1    Run of Show

May Fortune ever favor you!