Confluence of Art Annual

Registration Information

Confluence of Art Annual is a juried art exhibit that seeks recent, original works by artists of all visual mediums. Selected work will be placed on display in the James W Hansen Gallery at Pablo Center from September 18 to November 15, 2020.
The following awards are selected by the juror:

  • Best of Show: $500
  • First Place: $250
  • Second Place: $150
  • Third Place: $100 

Pablo Center at the Confluence operates in support of a mission that is focused on augmenting and developing opportunities to experience the performing, literary and visual arts for people of all ages and backgrounds.


Entries are open to all artists 18 years old and older. Each artist may enter up to 3 pieces of artwork that has been completed in the last 2 years and has not been on display at Pablo Center at the Confluence. Entries must be original in concept, composition and execution. 
Find full eligibilty requirements and fillable submission form below.

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Registration Form


Pablo Center at the Confluence’s Commission Rate for the Confluence of Art Annual:
Members               30%
Non-members        40%

You may become a member on our website here.

Please complete the above form and submit images to by June 25. 
Please pay $20 entry fee by June 25. 

Pay Registration for Confluence of Art Annual
Virtual Gallery

A virtual exhibit of the Confluence of Art Annual will be created on our website. A SOLELY VIRTUAL EXHIBIT OPTION IS POSSIBLE DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

In the case that Pablo Center cannot safely open to the public, determined by the CDC, Badger Bounce Back timeline, our Board of Directors, and Pablo Center staff, we will move the Confluence of Art Annual to be solely a virtual gallery on our website. In this case, we will use the images that have been submitted through the application process. 

Visit the Exhibit
Call to Artists Schedule


10 a.m on June 22, 2020


By July 31, 2020


Friday, September 18 - Sunday, November 15, 2020


In person: September 14-15, 2020 - 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Shipped: Accepted artwork may be shipped at anytime before September 15, 2020


In-person: November 16-17, 2020 - 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Shipped: Artwork will be returned by November 25, 2020

Meet the Juror: David Brock

Artist David Brock Statement

My art, both in painting and drawing, centers around the architecture of the landscape, both grand and small, wild and domesticated.  Paired down to the essentials of color and form, these works reflect a cognitive reconciliation with those often-times overlooked spaces as a means of self-understanding and grounding.

Artist David Brock Bio

Born and raised on the Front Range of Colorado, David graduated from University of Northern Colorado with a BA in Painting and Drawing and received an MFA in 2D Studies from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH. David currently is an Associate Professor in Painting and Drawing at Sheridan College in Sheridan, WY.
Before moving to Sheridan with his wonderful wife, two stellar kids, and one fuzzy dog in 2016, he taught in the University of Wisconsin -  Eau Claire, the University of Wisconsin - Stout, and the Bowling Green State University art departments. He has also been the Gallery Director of the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center in Wisconsin.

His artwork has appeared in national and international juried and group exhibitions, along with numerous solo shows.  He is currently represented by the Nines Gallery in Holland, MI, and the Commercial in Alma, WI.
David has studied, lived and taught for two years in Fukuoka, Japan, and for one year Florence, Italy, along with extensively traveling throughout Europe and Asia.

See more of David's work here.

See more of his work
2019 Confluence of Art Annual : Best of Show Recipient

Lily in Two Poses by Barbara Shafer


In late winter the sun light shines diagonally across the floor and reflects back into the space from the mirrors at Dancers’ Studio in Banbury Place.  It was into these streams of light that I placed the dancer/model in “Lily in Two Poses”.  My plan was to capture the abstract rectilinear shapes, combining them with the organic, as the light moves across the figure.  The painting’s story is told by strong value and subtle color fields.  It depends as well, on the physical expression of each dance position and the dancer’s concentration.