For Juried Vendors:
We are excited to announce the Blick Art Materials Awards, an art contest at Walnut Grove Farm during the Knox County Scenic Drive. Each vendor who submits an item for the contest will be eligible for prizes from our generous contest co-sponsors, Blick Art Materials and Walnut Grove Farm. Below, please find the criteria for submission, voting process and awards for winners!
Vendor Criteria for Submission
Please select one piece of work to submit for the contest, regardless of medium, that meets the following criteria:
1) Item must be one of your “show stoppers” and be for sale
2) Easily seen and/or accessible to the juror and public
3) Positioned in your booth with adequate space for signage and ballot box (both provided by WGF)
4) Email your intentions with a picture of your submission and price of the artwork for marketing and event planning purposes
Voting and Jury Process
The “Blick Art Materials Awards” will be awarded by local painter and friend of Walnut Grove Farm, Larry J. Davis. Larry J. Davis was a Professor of Art at Florida State College in Jacksonville, FL for 24 years and juried numerous exhibitions and art fairs around the country. He will be judging based on the originality of the submitted piece, creative use of materials and the technical expertise within its given medium. 2nd and 3rd runner-up will also receive awards. Jurying will take place on the morning of Saturday, October 6th.
The “Walnut Grove Farm People’s Choice Award” will be voted upon by Scenic Drive visitors. Each visitor will receive a ballot to vote for the vendor submission of their choosing. Open voting will take place every day of the Drive from 9 AM until 5 PM, with the exception of Sunday, October 14th, where voting will cease at 2 PM to allow for the ballot count.
Blick Art Materials Award winners will be announced in the afternoon of Saturday, October 6th and will be given a ribbon which they can display at their booth for the duration of the drive. The Walnut Grove Farm People’s Choice Award will be announced during the closing ceremony of the Drive on Sunday, October 14th. In order to receive awards and prizes winners must be present at the closing ceremony. Award prizes are listed below:
1. Blick Art Materials Award for Best of Show $100 Gift Certificate to Blick
2. Blick Art Materials Award 2nd Place $75 Gift Certificate to Blick
3. Blick Art Materials Award 3rd Place $50 Gift Certificate to Blick
4. Walnut Grove Farm People’s Choice Award $100 Cash
Please direct all questions, photo submissions and comments to Alex Davis, Event Coordinator at: