✨Call to Artists✨

 Welcome to the 2023 Dolly Art Contest artist open call! We are so excited that you're here.

We are looking for original paintings, drawings, sculptures, and other visual handmade art (excluding video art) centered around Dolly, her spirit, and her legacy in East Tennessee.

To Enter:

Please click this link to submit your work.

Terms and conditions for the Dolly Art Contest:

  • Each artist may submit up to 3 pieces of art.
  • A $15 nonrefundable entry fee is required. Click this link to pay the fee.
  • Artist is responsible for delivery or shipping of their art to Rala and pick-up or shipping from Rala.
  • Entry fees go towards contest prizes and promotion.
  • All entries MUST be original works of art.
  • Art must be available for sale for 60 days through Rala only.
  • Artist will receive 60% of the retail selling price, so please price accordingly. If you are unsure what to price your work, please contact us at shoprala@gmail.com and we will be happy to assist.
  • Artist must sign a consignment agreement before Rala will show their work.
  • Rala is not liable for damage or loss of any entries.
  • U.S. applicants only
  • A portion of Rala’s 40% will be donated to Dolly’s Imagination Library + Dogwood Arts Art Kits for Kids


Submission Deadline: April 30, 2023 (11:59 PM)

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by May 13, 2023

Show opens on Friday, June 2nd  - Prizes awarded at 7pm 


1st Place: Two season tickets to Dollywood or a $200 gift card to Jerry's Artarama

2nd Place: One season ticket to Dollywood or a $100 gift card to Jerry's Artarama

3rd Place: $75 gift card to Jerry's Artarama

Cup of Ambition Honorable Mention: $50 Rala gift card

Interested in previous Dolly Art Shows? Check out our interview with WBIR where we discuss the show, and see some shots of past work!