We are now accepting Artist applications to participate in the 2023 ART ON THE BORDER!  We hope you will apply to join us in this great event!

WHAT:  ART ON THE BORDER – 8th Annual Art Show & Sale

WHERE: ACHE Research Institute – Health & Wellness Center (Formerly Golden Living) Located at 1000 Fianna Way in south Fort Smith

WHEN:  JULY 21-22, 2023.  On Friday, July 21st, from 5 to 9 p.m., we begin with the Opening Night SALEbration & Silent Auction. This is followed by a Public Gallery Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, the 22nd

TO APPLY:  Free Juried Application – Deadline March 10th:  Please complete the online Application by following this link (AOTB APPLICATION), and then reply to this email and attach the Three images of your original art listed on your application. Please be sure the images are shot straight on at eye level and not at an angle.  These will be used for social media, marketing and the official event program. If preferred, you may use watermarks on your images.  

NOTIFICATION TO QUALIFIED ARTISTS: Once the judges have made their decision, all qualified artists will be notified by March 26th.


BOOTH RENTAL: 10×10 ($75) or 10×15 ($100) This space will include a 6’ or 8’ table w/ black table cloth and 1 chair (There is a limited number of 10×15 booths) Booth requests can be made once artists are notified they are qualified.


FINANCES: All financial transactions are handled by AOTB and includimmediate payment to artists at the end of the show.  Only 30% commission from sales will be withheld for the charities. Artists will be asked to donate a work of art for the silent auction on Friday evening.  A Tax Deductible Donation Form, showing your contribution to the event, can be mailed to you upon request.

All net proceeds go to local community charities who serve the citizens of our region.  This year’s beneficiaries are Good Samaritan Clinic, Riverview Hope Campus, Young Children’s Home & Maggie House (Activity Fund) and The Call (Call Mall).


ACCEPTABLE CATEGORIES: All original works – Visual art of all mediums, jewelry, fiber art, wood, stained glass, ceramics, metal, leather, sculpture, pottery, photography, hand-blown glass, gourd art, and fine crafts

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Donna Skinner, Artist Coordinator

Email:  artontheborder@gmail.com  (Submit images and questions here)