35th Matthews Art Show


This annual art show–formerly called The Winter Art Show–is now in its 35th year.  The show is free and open to the public.  From beginners to professional, the show is open to applicants of all ages, levels, and media.  Show registration is not limited to geographical location.  UPDATE:  2014 AWARD WINNERS

For our artist applicants:
2014 Art Show Application

This year’s show is sponsored by Forcoli & Sons Painting of Spearfish.  Due to their generosity, we were able to increase two previous prize packages and ADD two NEW prize categories.  The ribbon and prize breakdowns are as follows.

Each work will be judged on individual merit and ribbons will be rewarded accordingly. Ribbons will be awarded in all categories. Monetary awards will be awarded to first place ribbons in each category. All ribbons will be given at the discretion of the judges. MOH does NOT award participation ribbons.

sponsorBest of Show: $150, People’s Choice: $100
Adult – First Place: $100*
High School – First Place: $40*
Middle School – First Place: $25
Grade School – First Place: $20
Kindergarten & Under – First Place: $15
*award increase from 2013

NEW this year!
We have added two new awards and increased two existing awards.

Forcoli Best Landscape Award $100
All ages eligible. 2D only. No photography.

The Matthews Best Photography Award $100
All ages eligible.

Schedule of Events

Have your application filled out and ready to go before you arrive at registration! Please READ the application all the way through.  There are important dates for registration, show dates, awards ceremony, and pickup.  Also, all 2D work must be ready to hang with proper hanging wire.  Work will be turned away if these guidelines are not followed.  Applications are available at the desk in the art gallery or you may download the application.  The online application is at the bottom of this page.

Wed., March 12: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thurs., March 13: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri., March 14: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat., March 15: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wed-Friday, March 19-21: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 22: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Reception & Awards Ceremony
Wed., March 19: 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 23: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
All work (except top award winners) must be retrieved on Sun., March 23, 12p-4p. If not picked up during this time, it will be considered a donation to the Matthews Opera House & Arts Center.

Our Sponsors

KEVN Black Hills Fox
Holiday Inn
Black Hills Pioneer
  • Prairie Hills Transit
  • TDG
  • DeSmet and Biggs, LLP
  • Wolff's Plumbing & Heating
  • Spearfish
  • Real Estate Center of Spearfish
  • Great Western Bank
  • Spearfish Motors
  • Mitchell's Barber Shop
  • Killian's Food & Drink
  • Lucky's 13 Pub
  • South Dakota Arts Council