Applications to participate in the Calgary Stampede Art Show are now open.

Creative Arts and Crafts

The Calgary Stampede Creative Arts and Crafts competition was borne out of the tradition of displaying creative works in a country fair. The display and judging of the arts and crafts engages the community with the Calgary Stampede and supports our western heritage, and has been showcasing the work of local crafters for more than 40 years. This exhibition preserves traditional art forms and advances new and modern forms of creativity including textiles, wood, ceramics, paper and sugar.

While preserving the traditional, the display also showcases emerging art forms. All are judged by experts in their fields to provide invaluable feedback to the participants. Ribbons and prize money are awarded to the top entries.

For more info, contact: artsncraftscalgary@gmail.com

View Creative Arts & Crafts Booklet

The Grade 12 Scholarship Program

The Grade 12 Scholarship program fosters youth education through the celebration and advocacy of western art. For more than 35 years, we have been awarding scholarships to Calgary and southern Alberta Grade 12 students. These scholarships may be used for the post-secondary educational program of the winner's choice.

For more information: stampedescholarshipart@gmail.com

To contribute to the Scholarship Fund, please click here.

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Window on the West Stage

The Window on the West committee is working hard to pull together some terrific talent for Stampede 2022.  Live music performances on the Western Oasis stage will run from 3 – 6pm, all 10 days, and we are looking for talented artists to reflect our western heritage. 

Applications are now closed, but if you are looking towards 2023, please let us know. We are always on the lookout for western talent!

Any questions (or leads!) are welcomed and may be directed to: WindowOnTheWestStage@gmail.com 

Art Gallery

The Art Gallery is dedicated to providing a venue for new and emerging artists to show and sell original works of art. Each year, featured artists are selected by a jury and offer affordable and desirable original art in a wide variety of style, form and medium. With styles ranging from traditional to contemporary to abstract, and mediums including oil, acrylic, bronze, metal, wood and more, this is truly an eclectic collection with pieces to appeal to all interests and tastes.

Applications are now closed

Mini Masterpieces Salon

The Mini Masterpieces Salon Wall exhibits smaller original artworks priced at $300 or less. This exhibit pays homage to the historical salon tradition while providing an exciting opportunity for remerging artists to be part of something truly unique in a modern gallery.

Applications are now closed. For more information contact us at westernartgallery.cs@gmail.com

Artists' Studios

Artists’ Studios presents established Canadian and American artists who present fine art in a variety of media. With diverse subject matter, artists offer their art for sale by leasing individual booths where they can showcase their creative works.

Applications are now closed. For more info contact us at studios@westernshowcase.com.

Photo Gallery

We are excited to announce the 2022 Photography Exhibition featuring both former Calgary Stampede Western Photo competition winners from 2010 to 2020 as well as contributions from Camera Clubs across the province.  The theme this year is “Moments in Time – Moving Through and Forward”.

Any 2010 to 2020 photography winners who have not been contacted, please connect with us at cswesternphoto@gmail.com

Our next Photography Competition will resume for the 2023 exhibition - Thank you for your interest!

Volunteer with Us

The Stampede Art Show is organized by a proud and dedicated volunteer committee of the Calgary Stampede.

For more information: infowesternshowcase@gmail.com