Sun Bowl Art Exhibit 2019


(please click on the link above to download the entry form and information shown below)




            Wed. - Oct. 23, 2019                 Final date for receipt of entry & painting photographs.

Fri. - Oct.25, 2019                     Accepted artists will be notified

Fri. -Nov. 1, 2019                      Deadline to deliver accepted entries

Thurs.-Nov. 14, 2019               Opening Reception 6:00-7:30

Thurs.-Jan 2, 2020                  Pick- up artwork 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thurs.-Jan.3, 2020                 Return of out of town artwork.




  • Entry fee is $50 for submission of up to three photographs of paintings or sculpture.
  • Make checks payable to International Museum of Art.
  • Enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope for return of photographs and notification card.


Mail photographs, entry form, non-refundable fee and stamped, self-addressed envelope to:





EL PASO, TX  79902



Works submitted must be two or three dimensional and original in concept, design and execution.  No computer generated, photographic or printed work will be accepted.

  •  Maximum size framed is 40” x 50”
  •  Minimum size framed is 12” x 16”
  • Sculpture is not to exceed 125 pounds and not to exceed 24” in any direction.
  •  Sculpture must be made of a durable medium.

*   Submitted work must not have won an award or entered in

previous Sun Bowl shows.

*  Artwork must not be older than 3 years old.


Sun Bowl Art Exhibit

The Sun Bowl is the Southwest’s longest running art exhibit.  Originally dubbed the Sun Carnival Art Exhibit at its inception in 1949, the International Museum of Art along with the Sun Bowl Association continues the long El Paso tradition of the integration of artistic and athletic excellence.



Each year, the International Museum of Art sponsors the Sun Bowl Art Exhibit, a juried competition featuring the top artists from all over the country. The exhibit is held in conjunction with the Sun Bowl festivities, and typically runs from November to December. Check our calendar for exact dates. Since the International Museum of Art is along the Sun Bowl Parade route and houses the Sun Bowl sponsor parade viewing party, this exhibit provides an opportunity for all involved in the Sun Bowl festivities to see this yearly show. There is free general admission while the Sun Bowl Art Exhibit is on display, the public is welcome to come and view the works at this, the Southwest’s largest juried art exhibit. All items on display in the exhibit are available for purchase and selected items are also available in our online store.

General admission to the International Museum of Art is always free

If you’ve missed this year’s exhibit, we hope you’ll visit the Museum’s special and permanent collections as well as our other changing exhibits (check our calendar).

Sun Bowl Art Exhibit

The International Museum of Art seeks top art professionals to judge each year’s exhibit. Past jurors have included: Bill Bissell, Fred Chilton, Internationally known artist; former director of the Texas Commission on the Arts Ricardo Hernandez, Chairman of Forbes magazine Christopher “Kip” Forbes, and internationally renowned sculptor John Sherrill Houser. For more information, please contact the Museum.

For Artists

Artists interested in submitting work for display in the Museum for the Sun Bowl Art Exhibit or other exhibitions can find more information contacting the Museum.

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