Fine Art in Towns Under 10,000

Fine Art in Towns Under 10,000

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The goal of the Nebraska Rural Living’s Fine Art in Towns Under 10,000 Gallery is to showcase rural Nebraska artists to the world, and at the same time increase interest and knowledge of rural Nebraska through the arts.

The NRL Art Gallery invites artists who live in Nebraska towns with a population of less than 10,000 to submit their artwork for a juried selection process each quarter. There is no fee to enter.

At this time, the gallery is accepting the following types of art: paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures.

The art will be juried by three prominent Nebraska artists who also live in towns under 10,000. The selected artist or artists will be featured on the Nebraska Rural Living online art gallery where they can promote, display and sell their art through their own web site.

The online gallery gives artists a worldwide audience of more than 40,000 Nebraska Rural Living readers. The NRL online magazine features monthly stories that illustrate through words and photos that rural Nebraska is vibrant and business-friendly and has amenities that appeal to families, retirees, entrepreneurs and tourists.


Fine Art in Towns Under 10,000 is made possible by private donors and the following sponsors:

Quarterly Deadlines:

  • August 1
  • November 1
  • February 1
  • May 1

Submission Guidelines:

  • Entries must be a painting, drawing, sculpture or photograph.
  • Artist must have an address in a Nebraska town of 10,000 or less.
  • Artists 18 years old and older may apply.
  • Files must be in JPG format.
  • File uploads may not exceed 2Mb each.
  • Art may be resubmitted the following quarter if it’s not selected for the current quarter.

Art will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Craftsmanship, quality and knowledge of the media used
  2. Composition and layout
  3. Color value and contrast
  4. Uniqueness, creativity and overall appeal

Artwork will be juried without knowing the name of the artist, and each of the four criteria will be ranked 1-5 to determine the quarterly featured artist.

Selected Artist(s):

The quarterly selected featured artist or artists will be contacted by the 15th of the month of the entry deadline (Example, entries submitted for Aug. 1 will be contacted by Aug. 15). Non-selected artists will not be contacted.

Submit Your Entry:

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Please upload between 3 and 5 images of your art for review/consideration: (.jpg|.jpeg - 2Mb each maximum)

*File 1.
File 1 Title:

*File 2.
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Category entries are being submitted for:

Your bio (200 word limit), written in the third person. Tell us a little bit about yourself, your artistic training, etc.

Submit an artist statement that explains your artistic inspiration, any special techniques used, what your art means to you and anything you want the public to know about you. (200 word limit)

Your Photo: (optional)

 By submitting this form and your artwork, you are granting Nebraska Rural Living permission to use these images on this website ( and in publications advertising the gallery for Nebraska Rural Living web site. Artists retain sole ownership of their work. This consent applies in all forms known now or in the future, in all media and in all manners, including, but not limited to, advertising, art, editorial, electronic and exhibition.

Please be patient when submitting this form. If you are uploading several large attachments the form could take some time to transmit. Please do not click "Send" more than once.

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