Please read this entire page before making a submission on the art show entry form.

Event dates and location

Friday, September 27 – Sunday, September 29, 2024, Medicine Lodge, Kansas
Entries open 4/1/24; entry deadline 6/01/24 (Location to be announced)

Eligibility / media

  • Exhibit is open to all artists over the age of 18 and residing in North America.
  • The theme of artwork entries must reflect the Peace Treaty (Native Americans, cowboys, pioneers, mountain men, the Gyp Hills, etc.) In order to be eligible for the judging for the contest, the theme must include at least one of these in the work. I would encourage you to research this historical event for ideas and inspiration.
  • Entries must be original artwork not previously entered in the Peace Treaty Art Contest. Any reproducible medium is acceptable. Sculptures and digital art are not eligible.
  • Size is limited at 60” tall by 60” wide.
  • All artwork must be available for sale by silent auction to be held by the Peace Treaty Art Show from September 27-29, 2024, at no less than the minimum sale price specified by the artist. Price not seen by juror.

Entry fee / images

$30 non-refundable entry fee for submission of 1 image. $10 per additional image, with a maximum of six images.

Art panel
Preliminary entries will be juried by a panel of artists and/or art professionals in the art community. Jurors will select artwork following the theme of the Peace Treaty – artwork not following this theme will not be considered for entry. Jurors are encouraged to select artwork suitable for commercial art purposes as the winning work will be used to promote the Peace Treaty show the following September and awards/winners are to be juried in 2024 by well-known CA Artist, Phil Epp.

Juried exhibition

Winning artwork will be used on promotional material for the 2025 Peace Treaty. Artists will submit entries by June 1, 2024. These will be juried by June 20, 2024, and narrowed down to a maximum of 45 pieces. All artists will be immediately notified via email and these pieces will need to be received by the Peace Treaty Art Show Committee between the dates of August 26 and August 31, 2024. Work will be displayed at the Peace Treaty Art Show in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. At the event, work will be on display in a secure location and up for silent auction. On Friday, September 27, the art show will open to the public and silent bidding and voting for the People’s Choice will begin. Saturday September 27, the Opening Reception will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., where voting for the People’s Choice Award will be closed and all winners will be announced. ARTISTS NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN. The silent auction will close Sunday, September 29, at noon. Following the event, all artists will be notified whether their pieces sold or not, and checks or the artwork will be mailed back to the artists within two weeks. Art that has sold may be picked up at this time.


Join us for the first year of a show diverse in its origins and rich with creativity. The show will present some of the finest original artwork to be found. Held in conjunction with the annual Peace Treaty in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, the show is to be held in downtown Medicine Lodge where it will be viewed by thousands of visitors. The show will also be displayed and available for sale online. The 2024 winning artwork will be the POSTER artwork used for the 2025 Peace Treaty poster, official apparel, souvenir items and any other publicity.

Entry process

All entries will be processed through the Peace Treaty Art Show Committee. Each entry requires ONE submission form. Make sure ONE submission form is submitted for EACH entry along with a $30 non-refundable fee.

Per-entry digital entry specifications

  • File format: JPEG
  • File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side.
  • File size: Under 5 MB

If you experience technical difficulty with the entry process, please contact us at [email protected]

Accepted work

The Peace Treaty Art Show reserves the right to remove any works from the exhibition based on special installation circumstances or discrepancies between the juried images and actual work. All accepted work must remain on display until the end of the exhibition, September 29, 2024, at noon.

Display specifications

  • Artwork must arrive framed and ready to hang with the necessary hardware. (Please, no sawtooth hangers)
  • If artwork or photography arrives without proper hanging hardware, it will be rejected automatically from the contest.
  • If you have display concerns, please contact us at least two weeks prior to shipping so we have time to address your concerns.
  • Artists cannot make changes to the artwork, its arrangement or the bid sheets while on exhibit during the Peace Treaty.
  • Please email the Art Committee chair with questions at [email protected]

Artwork must be shipped in a reusable container that can be used to return the artwork to the artist in the event the piece is not sold at the silent auction. We can receive Fed Ex, UPS or USPS. Please do not use packing peanuts. Artist is responsible for shipping cost to and from the art show. A pre-paid shipping label must be included with the artwork upon arrival unless pickup arrangements have been made. Accepted artists will receive shipping instructions upon acceptance in the show.

  • 1st place and poster image for 2025 marketing materials and souvenirs – $1000.00
  • 2nd place – $500.00
  • Best of local – selected from artists residing in surrounding counties (ie. Pratt, Harper, Comanche, Alfalfa, etc) (prize to be announced)
  • People’s Choice Award – (Prize to be announced) (voted by attendees at Art Reception)


All work must be offered for sale and will be sold through silent auction during the Peace Treaty from September 27-29, 2024, at no less than the minimum sale price specified by the artist. Artists may only sell artwork accepted for the art show on the Peace Treaty premises. The Peace Treaty Art Show will handle all silent auction sales transactions to include a 20% commission and the balance to the artist (80%).


Please note that the artist assumes the risk of loss or damage to the artwork during transportation and while the artwork is in the custody of the Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Art Show. The artist is responsible for making such insurance arrangements as the artist deems appropriate. IMPORTANT-PLEASE READ: By entering the Peace Treaty Art Show, the artist grants to the Peace Treaty, its successors and assigns, the exclusive right to use and publish for art, advertising, sale or any other lawful use that furthers the promotion of the Peace Treaty, all artwork submitted that is a Peace Treaty Art Contest winner for 18 months from the date of judging of the Art Contest, and a non-exclusive right thereafter in perpetuity. Artist waives any right the artist may have to inspect or approve the finished product or advertising or other copy that may be used for these purposes and release the Peace Treaty from any liability for any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion or use in composite form that might occur or be produced in making copies or processing the completed product.

This is the inaugural year for The Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty Art Show. Please understand that we are working hard and learning as a committee and hope for this show to be a yearly occurrence that offers a great opportunity to art lovers and artists as well.

Submit your entry now on the art show entry form.

Meet our 2024 juror

Phil Epp was born in York, Nebraska, in 1946 and raised on a crop/cattle farm. Phil says he is strongly imprinted into the open spaces of the Great Plains where he was born and has spent most of his life. His paintings reflect this celebration of open sky and landscape, with a hint of human occupation, and he strives to incorporate timeless universal icons into the landscape.

Phil was awarded the Kansas Governors Artist award in 1985. His paintings have been shown at galleries in New Mexico, Chicago, Kansas City and New York. Numerous monumental public works have been awarded honors, including 8 Wonders of Kansas Art in 2009 and Water Tower of the Year in 2010. Epp’s work has been recognized globally. His work Out of the Blue was recently selected to be part of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum’s permanent collection. He has won several major art awards and is represented by some of the western art world’s most successful galleries.

In 2009, Phil was selected as a U.S. cultural ambassador to Kazakhstan with the U.S. Department of States’ Art in Embassies program. His work has been displayed in American Embassies in Latvia, Africa and Fiji. In 2010 he received the Best of Show award at the Panhandle Plains Invitational in Canyon, Texas.

His induction into the Cowboy Artists of America is a monumental yet humbling honor and challenge. The wide-open spaces and the horses, cowboys, Native Americans and prairie creatures that inhabit this empty landscape have been a lifelong passion. Epp’s studio is based in Kansas and he continues to travel, photograph and paint wide-open western vistas.