Perspectives Art Contest


Perspectives is the Foundation of Arts’ annual community art contest.  Submissions are accepted from artists throughout NEA, ages 4 and up. The objective is to showcase each individual artist’s unique view on life through an eclectic gallery. We also use this as an opportunity to collect canned food donations for the NEA Food Bank in the form of “votes”.
This year we are excited to partner with the Keep Jonesboro Beautiful Commission by adding an additional gallery category! Questions? Contact

2023 Dates:
Accepting Submissions:
October 31-November 3
November 7-November 10
Winners announced: 
Pre-Show at The Nutcracker Ballet November 20th.

We accept any original 2D artwork, matted or mounted, (paintings, drawings, photography, etc.) There are two art categories this year:
1. General: Be creative- this could be anything you wish to submit!
2. Keep Jonesboro Beautiful: This newly added category is specifically geared to the KJB Commission’s values of strengthening beautification efforts through support for maintaining, enhancing and protecting the natural beauty of Jonesboro’s landscape. The Commission seeks submissions conveying the way the artist views an aspect of Jonesboro’s current beauty or how one might propose or foresee potential beauty. Use your personal experience and imagination!

How to Enter:
Deliver to the Forum Theater Box Office Tuesday through Friday from 10:00-6:00. Include the following information on the front of each submission: The category you’re entering, artist’s full name, and artwork title/size/medium. Include the following information on the back of your art so we can reach you: Phone number and/or email address.
Please note that the FOA and Keep Jonesboro Beautiful may share photos of your work on social media or websites.

The Northeast Arkansas community is invited to bring canned goods to the FOA Arts Center at 328 S. Main St. Tues-Fri from 10-6 and vote for your favorite art piece(s) Cans will be tallied at the end and winners notified. Four awards will be provided:

  • The art with the most cans in both categories wins as a “Community Favorite”.
  • The FOA staff will also select a “Staff Pick” from the General category.
  • The Keep Jonesboro Beautiful Commission will select a “Commission Pick” from the Keep Jonesboro Beautiful category.

Each winner will receive a certificate, two tickets to an upcoming FOA production, along with a $50 gift card to Hobby Lobby compliments of The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy.


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