an artists christmas
Event Overview

Call For Art Entries NOW OPEN

Entry DEADLINE: August 20, 2021

You are invited to submit an art entry to Camp Fire An Artists’ Christmas gala and auction, a long-standing Fort Worth fundraiser set apart by a unique exhibition of artwork by outstanding artists from the North Texas community and beyond. An Artists’ Christmas features high-quality, original, current artwork as part of a silent auction.

An Artists’ Christmas is Camp Fire First Texas’ largest fundraising event, raising almost $5 million since its inception. These proceeds directly fund Camp Fire programs, which are focused on the two periods of greatest brain growth and development: early childhood and early adolescence. Camp Fire leverages the impact of the outdoor environment on the brain to educate and connect children to each other and the world.

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  • Paintings: Oil, Acrylic
  • Watercolor and Drawings
  • Photography, Prints* & Giclée*
  • 3-Dimensional Artwork, Jewelry
  • Cash awards for the Best of Show – $1,500; and First Place – $1,000 and Second Place – $500 in each category
  • Mobile/online art bidding begins November 4, 2021
  • Two complimentary reservations to event ($600 value) and recognition at the event
  • Reception begins at 5:30 p.m., art set up in open section of ballroom, with plenty of time and space to
    network with guests
  • Purchasers and artists connected after event
  • Social media cross promotion
  • Recognition in the event catalog, online bidding, social media, on the event invitation, and
    on the Camp Fire website
  • Submission deadline: August 20
  • Acceptance notification: August 27
  • Delivery of accepted work: August 27 – September 10
  • Artists’ Award Presentation: To be announced
  • Gala and Art Auction: November 19, 2021, 5:30 – 10:00 pm.

Only original artwork conceived and created by the entrant will be considered for competition. Artwork must be current, i.e., created in the last 3 years. If framed, please ensure undamaged framing. Original two and three- dimensional works in all traditional and non-traditional media are eligible for submission, except video.

*Giclées and prints that are submitted/accepted will not be included in the judging. Each piece should be limited to 40” horizontally or vertically (in total, including frame), and under 50 pounds. Camp Fire reserves the right to return material that is not representative of its mission to serve youth, or that is unsuitable for exhibition and auction. We are unable to accept artwork that includes nudity, violence, or subject matter of an inappropriate nature.


Submission of an entry to this exhibition constitutes an agreement by the entrant to the conditions set forth in this document and for the reproduction of the work for all publicity purposes connected with An Artists’ Christmas. Camp Fire reserves the right to install accepted works in any manner deemed necessary for exhibition or security reasons. Camp Fire First Texas assumes ownership of donated artwork until auctioned or sold unless otherwise indicated below.

  • Submit online no later than August 20, 2021, at or mail on a CD or USB drive.
  • Artists may submit up to three (3) images for consideration.
  • Only digital images of the artwork will be accepted.
  • File must be saved as a high-resolution JPEG or PNG (at least 4” wide at 300 dpi).
  • If an artist’s work is accepted, it is considered a donation to Camp Fire. A receipt for your gift-in-kind will be mailed to the address provided with your submission.
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Questions? Email or call 817.831.2111, ext. 161.