Call for Entries!


Boardwalk HeArt Show – Saturday, August 4, 2018
on the Boardwalk at Smithfield Station
415 S. Church Street in downtown Smithfield, VA

Artists are invited to submit their original work to participate in Smithfield’s juried Boardwalk HeArt Show. The show will be held on the boardwalk behind the Smithfield Station Shoppes overlooking the Pagan River in scenic historic Smithfield.

The show welcomes work in a variety of media. All works must be original creations of the artist, completed within the last two years and representative of work intended for the exhibition in the following categories:
• Watercolors, Oils, Tempera, Pen & Ink Drawings, Pastels
• Photography – all images must be shot by the artist, signed and numbered
• Woodwork, Pottery, Glass, Metalwork, Fabric Art, Jewelry – must be hand made by the artist

1st Place – $500, 2nd Place – $250, 3rd Place – $100

SUBMIT BY MAY 1, 2018:
A jury will choose participants based on photos submitted by the artist.
• Artist’s first and last name
• Three photos of work
• An artist’s bio or resume

SEND TO: or via mail to: Smithfield & Isle of Wight CVB, Attn: Connie, 319 Main St., Smithfield, VA 23430, or click here to complete an online form.

$100 for a 10×10 space
Includes: Tent, 6 foot table, one chair, one boxed lunch. Sorry, electricity is not available.
Artists are responsible for providing and setting up their own display system for their art but may NOT bring their own tents. Tents will be provided and set up by the organizers. Artists may not move or modify the provided tents in any way. Signage is allowed.

May 1: Artist’s Jury Submission due with photos and attachments
June 1: Artist Invitations Issued
July 1: Artist Application & fee due
Aug 4: Art Show

Disclaimer:  The organizer and host are not responsible for loss or damage to submitted materials.
Not acceptable to show: No form of commercial or mass production is permitted. No sales persons and/or agents hired to operate booths. Artists must be present the entire show. No shell crafts, decoupage, decal crafts, or works made with kits or molds, dried flower arrangements or works utilizing materials from endangered species.

Smithfield & Isle of Wight County Convention & Visitors Bureau
​and the Arts Center @319

319 Main Street, Smithfield, VA 23430
Connie Chapman, Special Events Coordinator, 757.365.1644