Area artists invited to submit works for ORiGINALE at Hannibal Art Club


Last year’s exhibit and competition included a total of 121 works submitted by 66 area artists. Recipients of the two top Best of Show awards in 2020 were Sherry Taylor of Canton, Mo., left, and Howard Kuo of Hannibal, Mo. Taylor won the Dr. Michael & Sherry Bukstein Best of Show Award for her pastel drawing titled "Reflected" in the Non-Professional Division. Kuo won the LaBinnah Bistro Best of Show Award for his watercolor titled "Beyond the Substance" in the Professional Division. Courtesy of Hannibal Art Club

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Artists living within a 50-mile radius of Hannibal are encouraged to submit original works of art to the Hannibal Art Club’s 57th annual area artist exhibit and competition, ORiGINALE. Any 2-D and 3-D media are acceptable (except photography or computer-generated art). All works submitted must be original. Entry and fees are limited to two entries per artist at $15 per entry ($10 per entry for Hannibal Art Club members). 

Artists wishing to submit work for the exhibit and competition should bring their work to the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main, from 3-6 p.m. Friday or from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The club also is offering a curbside drop-off option. 

ORiGINALE will be on display at the Hannibal Arts Council from Sept. 24 until Oct. 30.  An exhibit opening and awards ceremony will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Hannibal Arts Council. The presentation of $3,000 in awards will be made at 7 p.m.  Awards are sponsored by local individuals, businesses and organizations. 

A full exhibit description listing requirements, a registration form and artwork labels are available on the Exhibit Opportunities page at For more information on ORiGINALE, contact the Hannibal Arts Council at 573-221-6545.

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