an artists christmas
Event Overview
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Alison Aldridge

Ines Alvidres

Karen Anderson

Laurie Aurand

Greg Bahr

Kathleen Bales

Hester Bender

Denis Benjamin

Judge Bermes

Micah Blazek

David Blow

Sravya Bolla

Liz Bonham

Lynne Buchanan

Courtney Cameron

Bill Carter

Watt M. Casey Jr.

Georgia James Clarke

Jeff Clement

Jennifer Clower

Candy Clynch

P. Jean Cole

Nikia Coleman

Erica Connolly

Gail Cooksey

Daisy Cooper

John Davis

Thomas Diehl

Colleen Erickson

Pedro Escamilla

Leta Farnsworth

Robbie Farris

A. Michelle Fox

Bob Fox

Isabel Gammell

Spray Gleaves

Sarah Graham

Marie Gray

Megan Gutt

Kyle Hanson

Sally Jan Harris

Mary Hart

Hugh Heaton

Thomas Helmick

Leigh Ann Williams Hickey

Darlia Hobbs

Gloria Lee Hood

Betsy Horn


Val Hunnicutt

Sue J. Wallace

Avery Kelly

Camille Kerr

Pouran Lashini

Jennifer Livesey

Chris Lokey

Bob Lukeman

Charla Marion

Romulo Martinez

Linnea McKenney

Sharon Summer McClung


Michele Napoliello

Robert Nelson

Erin Newton

Emily Nichols

Haley Ober

Brianna Ortiz

Noelle Overturf

Osei Ovid

Andre Pace

Stormie Parker

Amanda Plotnicki

Raymond Rains

Robin Riddel

Chuck Roach

Kim Robbins

Peter Robbins

Teresa Rowell

Gretchen Schmidt

Terry Haun Shaw

Samuel Shelton

Steven Snow

Carol Stalcup

Pamela Steege

Janie Stidham

Jennifer Stufflebeam

Lynne Summers

Pamela Summers

Juan Velázquez

Ginger Ray Walker

Irma Ward

Burl Washington

Beatriz Welch

Margie Whittington

Phil Whittington

John Williams

Donna Works

Jake Yarbrough

Submissions Now Closed

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.

  • 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 26
  • 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 26, 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.
Questions? Email [email protected] or call 817.831.2111, ext. 161.