NSS 2021 Convention ~ June 28-July 2* Register

Art Salons

  • Opens at Noon on Monday, June 28. Closes on Friday.
  • Learning Resource Center, College of the Siskiyous

The NSS Art & Music Salons promote and recognize excellent cave-related art, artists, and musicians. NSS salons are open to everyone; those who enter need not be members of the NSS. The best of the entries for each salon will be exhibited at the NSS Convention. The top award for each salon is presented during the convention's Thursday evening salon awards program. Portraits of award winners will be projected during the salon program. The top award winners will also be represented on the society's website and, other than music, in the NSS News.

Several of the salons have entry forms available on the cave arts & music web site or directly from the salon chairperson. Navigate from the links below to the salon in which you are interested to see the entry requirements and to obtain the entry form(s) you need, or contact the chairperson directly.

Some salons impose limits on the number of entries. Most salons have entry fees. An image may be entered in one or more salons; for example, a photograph may be entered as a slide (or projected digital image), as a color print, as a black-and-white print, and as a newsletter cover.

Entries must be the original work of the entrant, and must relate to caves or caving. Entries that incorporate the work of others without their permission, or that promote practices which are unsafe, flagrantly in violation of NSS conservation policy, or would be detrimental to good landowner relations will not be accepted for judging. Entries that have been exhibited in past Salons cannot be entered again in those Salons.

Salon displays will be available every day during convention in the College of the Siskiyous Learning Resource Center.

Fine Art Salons