63rd Annual Beloit & Vicinity

Beloit & Vicinity is recognized as one of the oldest regional juried art shows in Wisconsin.  This annual juried show attracts many artists from Wisconsin and neighboring states.

Natasha Gubernov Shyness

Key Dates 2021

Wednesday, Feb. 3, Submission site goes live (here)

Friday, April 2, Submission site closes

Friday, April 30, Notification of acceptance by email

Friday, June 4, Virtual Beloit & Vicinity Opens 

Friday, July 23, Awards announced

Friday, July 30, Virtual show closes

Submission Instructions

You will submit your entry via Submittable. You will be asked to input your personal information, artwork information, and upload a digital photo for each artwork. Entry fee must be paid with a credit card. It is vital that images be of suitable quality in the event that the artwork is included in the color catalog. JPEG format is required, TIFFs are also accepted.



  1. The Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition is open to all artists residing in Wisconsin and neighboring states.

  2. Original works executed by the artist which have not been previously displayed in a Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition are eligible.

  3. Paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, textiles, performance pieces, and photographs are accepted

  4. Artists are limited to three entries.


Entry Fees

  • A non-refundable $15 jurying fee per artwork must accompany each entry.

  • Students entering the Emerging Artists competition (ages 16-24) must submit a non-refundable $7 jurying fee per artwork.



  1. Incomplete entries will not be considered.

  2. Entry fee is not refundable.

Jurors and Awards

Winners will be selected after all accepted works have been confirmed. The awards will be announced and presented virtually on Friday, July 23, 2021.

  • The Juror’s Award winner will have a gallery show the following year at the Wright Museum of Art.

  • Prizes for 2nd and 3rd place will be given.

  • A People's Choice Award will be presented at the opening. The winner will be featured on the front cover of the catalog the following year.

Artists age 16-24 will be judged in a separate category: “Beloit & Vicinity Emerging Artists”. Entries received in this age category will be juried by the same B&V jurors and will compete for prizes within their own category. Their work will appear alongside regular B&V entries.

2021 Jurors:

Fatima Laster

Visual Artist, Owner of 5 Points Gallery & Studios

Fatima Laster is a mixed media visual artist and operator of the 5 Points Art Gallery & Studios, a new mixed-use art space in the Harambee/Williamsburg Heights neighborhoods on the north side of Milwaukee. Laster's personal mixed media abstract and collaged artwork embeds themes of sexuality and racial and gender politics. 5 Points Art Gallery & Studios focuses on the increased representation and collectorship of artwork produced by artists of color and from other marginalized demographics.

Katherine Alcauskas

Chief Curator, Chazen Museum of Art

Katherine Alcauskas is the Chief Curator at the Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously, she was Collections Curator and Exhibitions Manager for the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, the Collection Specialist in the Department of Drawings & Prints of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and the Florence B. Selden Senior Curatorial Fellow in the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs of the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, CT. 

Photography by Janelle Rodriguez

Additional Details

Catalog and Advertising


Entries accepted into the show will be included in the printed color catalog. Artists acknowledge that works included in the exhibition may be used by the Wright Museum of Art for advertising purposes. Catalogs will be available at the opening reception.


Social media

If accepted into the show, your work will be included on the museum's social media platforms—Facebook and Instagram.


Beloit & Vicinity acknowledges generous contributions from Beloit College, Kohler Community Engagement for the Arts, Visit Beloit, and the community.




Please contact Christa Story at 608-363-2095 or storyc@beloit.edu with questions.

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