Arts & Culture Expo

about the event

The Grande Prairie Stompede is proud to announce the 2nd annual Arts & Cultural Expo! This event truly brings the talent of the Peace Country together, including many local artists and artisans showcasing their talents, merchandise and artwork.

Come down to Clarkson Hall during the 2019 GP Stompede to view the submissions by the 2019 Art Competition Finalists, listen to live music, and walk through vendor booths. Our artisans are sure to offer many eye-catching wonders available to purchase.

Artists and musicians who reside in the North Peace area have the opportunity to showcase their skills!

  • Deadline to enter: May 1st 2019
  • All submissions require a $25 entry fee
  • Top 15 artists from each contest will be selected to be showcased at the Expo

call for artists

art contest

Artists who reside in the Peace Region are invited to participate in the 2019 Arts & Culture Expo Poster Contest! The winner will be featured on limited edition, 2019 posters available for purchase after the show!

guidelines
  • Ages: 18+
  • In all mediums and styles (excluding photo and digital), original artwork must measure 24″ x 36″
  • Attach digital copy of artwork with $25 payment with this form to expo@gpstompede.com
  • Top 15 artists will be selected. Pieces can be conditionally sold
  • Must bring easel to display artwork at the event
prizes
  • 1st place: $2000 + Artwork printed on limited edition 2019 Posters
  • 2nd place: $750
  • 3rd place: $300

Please note: GP Stompede buys and owns winning original artwork.

 

JR. artwork contest

Junior Artists who reside in the Peace Region are invited to participate in the 2019 Jr. Arts & Culture Expo Poster Contest! The junior winner will be featured on limited edition, 2019 posters available for purchase after the show!

guidelines
  • Ages: 13-17
  • In all mediums and styles (excluding photo and digital), original artwork must measure 11″ x 17″
  • Attach digital copy of artwork with $25 payment with this form at expo@gpstompede.com
  • Top 15 artists will be selected. Pieces can be conditionally sold
  • Must bring easel to display artwork at the event
prizes
  • 1st place: $1000 + Artwork printed on limited edition 2019 Posters
  • 2nd place: $500
  • 3rd place: $250

 Please note: GP Stompede buys and owns winning original artwork.

 

photography & digital artwork

Artists who reside in the Peace Region are invited to participate in the inaugural Arts & Culture Photography and Digital Artwork Contest! The winner will be featured on limited edition, 2019 posters available for purchase after the show!

guidelines
  • All Ages
  • Canvas or framed print for the top 15 selected entries must measure between 18″ x 24″ – 24″ x 36″
  • Attach digital copy of artwork with $25 payment with this form to expo@gpstompede.com
  • Top 15 artists will be selected. Pieces can be conditionally sold
  • Must bring easel to display artwork at the event
prizes
  • 1st place: $1000 + Artwork printed on limited edition 2019 Posters
  • 2nd place: $500
  • 3rd place: $250

Please note: GP Stompede buys and owns winning original artwork.

contest themes

2019 poster contest theme: stompede sue

The theme for the Art and Jr Art Contest is Stompede Sue!

This theme is to honor the many past and/or present female trailblazers, who with great passion and enthusiasm have volunteered their time and energy to support and grow the Grande Prairie Stompede as a whole.

Photography + Digital Art Contest theme:

along the dusty trail

Call for musicians

1st Annual Country Music Competition

Calling all country music artists!

The Grande Prairie Stompede’s Annual Arts & Cultural Expo is proud to introduce the 1st Annual Country Music Competition!

Are you a passionate artist from the peace country? Showcase your talent at the 2019 Grande Prairie Stompede!

The lucky winner will take home the opportunity to work with a special musical guest and recording producer to create TWO fully produced tracks! (A value of over $2000).

You can create your own professionally produced single!

 

Guidelines

  • Please record your audition and label the file with your name and song title. Audition must be no longer then 45 seconds.
  • Attach audition file with $25 payment with this form and send to Expo@gpstompede.com
  • Artist must be 18+ years old and reside within the Peace Country
  • All finalists must be able to perform live at the 2019 GP Stompede
  • For live performance, musicians can perform with an instrument, bring guest(s) to play instrument(s), or perform with a digital backtrack
  • Finalists will be notified by May 15th, 2019

Prizes

  • 1st Place: $2,000 towards professional recording (two fully produced tracks)
    2nd Place: $750 to Long & McQuade
    3rd Place: $300 to Long & McQuade

Judging Criteria

  • Voice
  • Stage presence
  • Song choice
  • Extra consideration for originality, audience engagement, and use of an instrument(s)

Submissions

To submit your artwork, simply fill out the form below and attach your digital file OR

email expo@gpstompede.com with your from, digital artwork, and payment.

Submission Form PDFs

Contest Submission Form

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Stompede Hotline:

780-532-4646

Stompede Email:

office@gpstompede.com

Stompede Mailing Address:

Box 1338
Grande Prairie, AB
T8V 4Z1

Vendor Inquiries:

For FOOD vendors – Contact Karen at Karen@Evergreenpark.ca

For NON-FOOD vendors – Contact GP Stompede at office@gpstompede.com

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