The art show, which is held in connection with the community-wide Oil Heritage Festival, included over 300 pieces of original artwork from 120 different artists in 2021.
There is no entry fee and no pre-registration to participate in the 2022 show and participants may enter up to three works across any category.
The show features divisions for adults (Professional and Amateur), Young Adults (ages 13 to 17), and Children (ages 12 and under). Categories include Watercolors & Pastels, Oils & Acrylics, Three-Dimensional Arts, Graphics and Mixed Media, Fiber Arts, and Photography.
The show will be professionally judged, with ribbons awarded for first, second and third places in each category and division, as well as honorable mentions, People’s Choice and Best in Show.
Artwork must be delivered to the Great Room in the National Transit Building between 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 10
The show will be set up in three locations: the National Transit Building (206 Seneca Street), National Transit Building Annex (210 Seneca Street), and at the storefront at 42 Seneca Street. Participating artists and the public may attend the opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. July 20, held simultaneously at all three locations. The show will be open from noon to 4 p.m. July 21 and 24, noon to 6 p.m. July 22 and 23.
Additional entry guidelines and information on the art show is available on the Oil Heritage Festival website, at the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce, Oil City Library, Oil Region Alliance, Transit Art Gallery and Gifts, and Artists Attic or by contacting the Oil City Main Street Program office at 814-677-3152 or firstname.lastname@example.org.