an artists christmas
Event Overview

Art Entries Now Open

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.

Proceeds from An Artists’ Christmas help to build a community in which every child has equitable access to the learning opportunities they need to succeed and thrive in a rapidly changing world, and since its inception in 1985, this event has raised nearly $6 million in support of Camp Fire programs and services.

Submit Your Art Entry Now
  • Paintings: Oil, Acrylic
  • Watercolor and Drawings
  • Photography, Prints* & Giclée*
  • 3-Dimensional Artwork, Jewelry
  • Cash awards: Best of Show ($1,500); First Place ($1,000) and Second Place ($500) in each category
  • Two complimentary reservations to event and VIP Reception ($1,500 value)
  • Recognition at event
  • Purchasers and artists connected after event
  • Social media cross-promotion
  • Recognition in online bidding, social media, on the event invitation, and on the Camp Fire website
  • Submission deadline: August 12
  • Acceptance notification: To be announced
  • Delivery of accepted work: To be announced
  • Artists’ Award Presentation: To be announced
  • Online Bidding for Silent Art Auction opens October 12
  • Gala and Art Auction: November 4, 6 – 10 p.m.

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 12, 2022, at or mail on 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.

2021 Participating Artists

Anne Allen
Ines Alvidres
Karen Anderson
Denis R Benjamin
Judge Bermes
Mark Birk
David Blow
Gregory Brown
Maryann Brummer
Lori Carter
Watt M. Casey, Jr.
Georgia James  Clarke
Candy Clynch
P. Jean Cole
Erica Connolly
Thomas M Diel
Andrew Dunn
Leta Farnsworth
A. Michelle Fox
Sarah Graham
Brooke Gritch
Thomas Helmick
Gloria Lee Hood
Betsy Horn
Olivette Hubler
Sue Jackson Pottery
Maegan Kirschner
Connie Levsen
Barbara Boothe Loyd
Bob Lukeman
Sally Martin
Sharon Summers  McClung
Linnea McKenney
Donna Miller
Steve Miller
Susie Monzingo
Lisa Morgan
Robert Nelson
Emily Nichols
Randy Oberbeck
Ken O’Toole
Noelle Overturf
Osei Ovid
Stormie Parker
Amanda Plotnicki
Raymond Rains
Chuck Roach
Terry Haun Shaw
Pam W. Skersick
Steven Snow
Carol Stalcup
Pamela Steege
Shanna Steele
Jennifer Stufflebeam
Pamela Summers
Juan Velazquez
Tyler Wagner
Ginger Ray Walker
Irma Ward
Beatriz Welch
Margie Whittington
Phil Whittington
Jake Yarbrough

Questions? Email [email protected] or call 817.831.2111, ext. 161.