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The Great Winter Crow Show

The Great Winter Crow Show at the Spirit Room, held in alternate years, is a non-competitive festive exhibition. It is intended to be a mad combining of energies and visual ingredients. The theme is the crow, the blackbird, and all their marvelous and malevolent associations. The crows and ravens keep us company in the wintertime and continue to remind us with their squawks and pacing that they keep a close eye on our behaviors and movements.

Crows are known to play catch with twigs, to slide down snowy hills on their backs head-first, to soar and dive for entertainment, to carry shiny objects back to their nests for contemplation, and to collect hallucinogenic seeds in the fall, saving them to bring color to winter-white boredom. It gets slow in the winter for people too, a good reason to celebrate "the uncanny crow."

The Reverend Henry Ward Beecher said in the mid-1880s, "If men had wings and bore black feathers, few of them would be clever enough to match the crow."

This is a chance to put on your thinking cap and share your talents and good humor by entering the Great Winter Crow Show.

General Guidelines:

To enter the Crow Show, all deadlines must be met.

The following contract must be submitted either by email as an attachment to or by mailing to Spirit Room at, PO Box 1657, Fargo, ND 58107. Include a visual image of your entry. Those conflicted by a digital entry form should contact the office for help with the submission at 701-237-0230.

Literary and performance art will be limited to a composite of 30 minutes beginning at 7:30 pm March 15th , 2014. Entries will be first-come, first-serve.

Visual Arts offered for sale must include a 30% commission to the Spirit Room.

There is no entry fee.

Deadlines Entry Registration Forms are available on-line and by mail and must be submitted by Thursday, February 18th, 2016. Art Delivery to the Spirit Room will be between February 18th - 25th including Sunday , 1:00-5:00pm.

Artists will pick up art work on Saturday, April 16 or Sunday, April 17, 1:00–5:00 or by arrangement. The opening reception is March 5th, 5:00 to 10:00 pm. The exhibit runs from March 3rd through April 15th.

Presentation Guidelines: Artwork must be prepared for display with backing, dowels or eye screws positioned in the top outer upper corner to enable hanging from picture rail. Any work not adequately prepared for presentation may be denied exhibition at the discretion of the curator. Installation pieces and exceptionally heavy or fragile pieces must be installed by the artist with approval prior to delivery of the art. Oversized art requires prior approval by the Spirit Room staff before the February 18th submission date.

Liability: Each artist is responsible for insuring his or her artwork. The Spirit Room is not liable for damage or loss of artwork. All art will be handled in a professional manner.

Sales: Include in the price of your artwork an additional 30 % commission to the Spirit Room. Sales will be managed through the gallery and taxes collected. All arwork must remain at the Spirit Room until April 16th, 2016

Contract with Artist: Submission of the following entry form constitutes an agreement by the artist to abide by all details of this prospectus.

Entry Form Download this PDF and fill it out.
Creative, Contemplative and Healing Arts
111 Broadway,  Fargo, North Dakota click for map
(701) 237-0230
Contact Us