Over the

February 11 –
April 2, 2023

Stuhr Museum is proud to present the Wings over the Platte exhibition and sale from February 11 – April 2, 2023. This exhibition will feature works by area artists that illustrate the wildlife, waterfowl, and/or landscapes of the Platte River and its tributaries. This is a juried show, and all submissions must be entered no later than January 9, 2023. The exhibition will be judged, and nine awards will be presented in various categories. No matter if you enter artwork to the show or just enjoy looking at art, this powerful exhibit is a must-see every year for art and nature lovers!

2023 Calendar

Jan. 9: deadline for entry form, disks/photos, fees, and biographies

Week of Jan 9: Notification of acceptance will be made

Jan. 16 – Jan. 20: Drop off works at Stuhr Museum, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 11 – April 2: EXHIBITION AND SALE

March: Wings Programs (details to come)

April 2: Closing Reception, 2 – 4 p.m.
Open to artists and the public, artists may
take any unpurchased artwork home after 4 p.m.

April 3-4: Pick up works at Stuhr Museum, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Rules and Guidelines


What type of artwork is accepted?

Artwork must be designated into one of three categories: two-dimensional, three-dimensional, or photography. Photography prints must be 8″X10″ or larger.

All entries must illustrate wildlife, waterfowl, and/or landscapes of the Platte River and its’ tributaries.

Submission of an entry to the competition automatically constitutes the contestant’s acceptance of all competition rules and guidelines.

When is the deadline to enter?

All entries must be original works of art and submitted by January 9, 2023. Notification of acceptance will be the week of January 9, 2023, by e-mail, phone, or mail.

How do I enter?

Artists need to fill out the entry form and return to Stuhr Museum by no later than January 9, 2023 along with reproduction images of the submissions and entry fees. Mailed and e-mailed submissions are acceptable, or artists may use our online form to enter.

Image submission: A CD or DVD (jpg/300dpi preferred) or 4″x6″ color photographs will be accepted, or jpg images may be e-mailed to Each reproduction image must be accompanied by contact information and any biographical information to be considered for participation, and should be labeled with the following:

  1. Artist’s name
  2. Title of Entry
  3. Top/Bottom Orientation

Entries will be reviewed and artists will be notified of acceptance during the week of January 9, 2023.

A printable entry form can be found here.

What is the entry fee?

An entry fee of $25 must accompany the first artwork submitted. An additional work may be submitted for an entry fee of $15. Each artist may submit up to two (2) works of art for consideration.

All pieces that are submitted for consideration are subject to entry fees. Entry fees are non-refundable.

A $30 late fee will apply to any accepted entries submitted after the entry deadline.

Do I have to offer my work for sale?

Each artist has the option to have their selected entries listed for sale during the exhibition. Artists set their own prices and the Stuhr Museum manages all transactions. The purchaser is responsible for the cost of shipping and handling if needed.

The Stuhr Museum receives a 40% commission for all sales.

How are works judged?

Exhibited works will be judged in one of the three listed categories (2-D, 3-D, or photography). Judging will be based on the concept, originality, illustration of the theme, as well as artistic and technical merit. The decision of the jurors is final. Payment for award or sales will take at least 30 days to process after the closing of the exhibit and sale.

What awards are available?

The following will be awarded:

Best of Show: $150
Merit: $75
Merit: $75

Best of Show: $150
Merit: $75
Merit: $75

Best of Show: $150
Merit: $75
Merit: $75

Placing is determined by the jurors and is final. Payment for awards will take at least 30 days after the closing of the exhibit to be processed.

What if my work is selected for the exhibit?

All successful entries will be on exhibit at Stuhr Museum in the Stuhr Building from February 11-April 2, 2023. These entries must remain in the gallery and may not be exchanged or removed by the exhibitor or purchaser for the duration of the exhibit and sale.

When do I drop off my selected work?

Accepted artwork must be delivered to the Stuhr Building between January 16 – 20, 2023 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Artwork must arrive clearly marked with written instructions (if needed) no later than 4:30 p.m. on January 20, 2023.

How should I prepare my work for display?

All art/photography must be framed with proper hanging devices. Please avoid bright gold frames or brightly colored mats. Pedestals will be provided for three-dimensional objects.

How will my work be handled?

Reasonable care will be taken to ensure proper handling of entries. The Stuhr Museum is not responsible for the loss or damage of any works submitted for competition and exhibition.

Will my work be photographed?

Stuhr Museum will have permission to use any image of accepted artwork on its website or for promotion and education of the exhibition Wings Over the Platte unless prohibited in writing by the artist.

When can I take my work home?

All artists are encouraged to take any un-purchased artwork home with them following the closing reception on Sunday, April 2nd. If you are unable to take artwork home with you on this date, please reach out to Curator Robb Nelson to arrange another time to pick up your artwork. Robb can be reached at or (308) 385-5316, ext. 285.

2023 Wings Over the Platte Entry Form

Downloadable/Printable Files

2023 Wings Over the Platte Entry Form

For additional questions, please contact:

Robb Nelson, Curator
(308) 385-5316, ext. 285

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