wvas annual juried show 2023

WVAS Annual Juried Show

The Joy of Painting
October 6th-27th at the The Arts Federation


Beth Forst is an award winning impressionist oil painter. Her career in the graphic arts/printing field enhanced her knowledge before working as a mural painter and sketch artist.  Painting outdoors propelled her into full time painting, both on location and in her studio. You will find her artwork in galleries and art fairs throughout the Midwest and Chicago, as well as private collections worldwide. bethforst.com


Best in Show: $250
Sponsored by Downtown Dental

First Place: $200
Sponsored by KL Art Gallery

Second Place: $150

Third Place: $100
Sponsored by Art of Framing

People's Choice Award: $150
Sponsored by Bollock Enterprises, Stuart and Mary Lee Bollock, in memory of Jane Early Boswell

Heritage Award: $100
Sponsored by Westminster Village, for artist over age 65 (indicate your eligibility on the entry form to be considered for this award)

Twinrocker Award for Best Work on Paper: Handmade paper valued at $100
Sponsored by Twinrocker Handmade Paper

Honorable Mention Awards:
Two fused glass classes from Inspired Fire Glass Studio
$100 Gift Certificate from Golden Artist Colors


The Arts Federation
638 North Street, Lafayette, IN 47901

Monday, October 2nd, 3-7pm
Artwork Intake: Bring your labeled artwork, entry forms, and payment to TAF to submit your work to be juried. Enter at
parking lot back door and follow signs to artwork intake on the second floor.
Artists will be notified of the jury decision by email the next day. If your work is not accepted, you will need to pick it up from TAF October 4th or 5th during gallery hours M-F 9am-5pm.

Friday, October 6th, 6-8pm
Opening Reception and awards.

October 6th-27th, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Show is open to public

Information on artwork pickup times will be sent to participating artists.

Entry Fee
WVAS Members: $25 for 2 paintings
Nonmembers: $60 for 2 paintings


  • 2D paintings and drawings only.
  • No fabric, photos, digital art, wood or metal, etc.
  • Must be original work of the artist
  • Work must be ready to hang. There is a 30% commission paid to TAF on any sales during the show.
  • Accepted artwork cannot be removed until the end of the show.