Regional artists are encouraged to participate in an annual Juried Art Exhibition. Regional artists compete for various awards and there are great exposure opportunities for the represented artists. The participants range from first-time competitors to veteran artists. Each year there is a wide representation of various mediums, compositions and techniques. The Annual Juried Art Exhibition is held in February, the submissions are accepted in January.
Each year regional artists are encouraged to participate in a Juried Photography opportunity. The McCormick Arts Council offers another juried opportunity specifically to photographers to compete for awards and also have exhibition opportunities. The Annual Juried Photography Exhibition is held in July, the submissions are accepted in June.