2019 Annual Waterfront Show & Competition

2019 Waterfront Show and Competition 40th Annual

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Call for Entries

Our “40th Annual” show and competition is held in memory of its founder, Nell Hardeman.

This year, we expect approximately $5,000 in award prizes!

Important Dates

Event dates, deadlines, and times to remember!

Registration and Entry Submissions

Deadline Date: Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

For registration form and entry details, scroll down ↓

Opening Reception & Awards Presentations

  • Date: Sunday, September 15th, 2019
  • Times:
    • Reception Begins: 1pm
    • Awards Presentations Begin: 2pm
    • Reception Ends: 3pm

Art Exhibit

  • Dates:
    • Exhibit Begins: Sunday, September 15th, 2019
    • Exhibit Ends: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
  • Times:
    • Exhibit will be on display at the Event Venue (details below) during regular business hours.
    • Visitor Center Hours

Entry Retrieval

Deadline Date: Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

For details, scroll down ↓

Event Venue

Montgomery Visitor Center
300 Water Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

For Map & Directions, scroll down ↓

About Venue

Union Station is located in downtown Montgomery next to the Alabama River.

Competition Rules


Works of art must have a “Water” or “Downtown Montgomery” theme.

Entry Deadline

Entries must be brought to the Visitor Center on Wednesday, September 11th, between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Call for Entries and Entry Forms: Click here to download (PDF opens in new window)


Entries will be accepted in 5 categories:

  1. Opaque Painting
    • Oil
    • Acrylic
    • Gouache
    • 2-D Mixed Media appropriate for this category
  2. Works Traditionally on Paper
    • Watercolor
    • Drawing
    • Pastels
    • Original Prints
    • 2-D Mixed Media appropriate for this category
  3. Photography and Computer-Generated Works
  4. Three-Dimensional Works
    • Sculpture:
      • Stone
      • Metal
      • Wood
      • Clay, etc
  5. Fine Crafts
    • Jewelry
    • Fiber Art
    • Sewing & Needlework
    • Pottery
    • Woodworking
    • Fine Crafts, etc.

Note: Gallery/Judge’s discretion may be applied if category placement is in question.


  • 2-D entries must be framed or gallery wrapped (no giclées), and must have wire for hanging (no saw tooth hangers).
  • Items must not have been entered in previous Waterfront Shows, and must be works completed in 2017 or later.
  • Artists must be at least 18 years old.


Best in Show, and 1st-3rd places in all categories, will receive appropriate rosettes and monetary awards. Prize amounts will be based on the number of entries.

Ribbons will be awarded for Honorable Mentions.

Purchase Awards

  • $300 and $500 Purchase Awards will be available.
  • Purchase Award recipients will also receive a Ribbon of Merit.
  • Purchase Award Sponsors to be announced.

Retrieval of Entries

Entries must be picked up at the Visitor Center on Thursday, October 3rd, between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Entry Fees

  • SAC’s Members: $8 per entry ($35 memberships may be purchased at turn-in)
  • Non-members: $12 per entry

Limit of 6 entries per artist, with a limit of 4 entries per category.


The Society and its members are not responsible for any loss or damage.

The Society of Arts and Crafts and the Juror reserve the right to reject artwork that does not fit with the theme of the show or is not appropriate to show in the Visitor Center.

There is not a size limitation on work. However, if we run out of space, the show will be juried to fit the space requirements. A commission of 25% of sales will be taken.

In Recognition

Best in Show is in honor of Becky Weeks and Lee Hardeman, and in memory of their mother Nell Hardeman, for whom this show is named.

The Donnave Lindsey Memorial Merit Award for Watercolor is sponsored by Kathy and Fred Roush.


SAC’s Gallery: 334-265-9931


  • Kay Brummal: 334-313-2642
  • Kathie McLeod: 334-315-9522

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