Thursday, September 6 | Submitted by Clarissa A. French
$500 in Cash Prizes | Call for entries Aug. 27-Sept. 26 | Exhibit Oct. 5-24
AUG. 31, 2012– In celebration of 11 years of First Friday Art Walk, FFAW presents its 11th Anniversary Art Contest & Exhibit. Entries are being accepted until Sept. 26 and will be juried Sept. 27. The entry fee is only $10 per artwork entered, with a maximum of five entries per artist.
An entry consists of the First Friday Art Walk 11th Anniversary Art Contest & Exhibit Entry Form (attached and available online at www.ffaw.org); images of the works entered either on CD/DVD or in photographic prints; and the entry fee of $10 per work submitted. Last year, fees had to be submitted as cash, check or money order only; this year, thanks to the Springfield Regional Arts Council, fees can also be paid by credit or debit card!
A jury of art professionals will select the best entries, and selected artists will be invited to display their art at OTC Fine Art Gallery at The Gillioz Oct. 5-24. Art must be delivered to the OTC gallery by Oct. 1. The jurors will review the artworks the week of Oct. 1 and select Grand Prize, Second Prize, Third Prize and Honorable Mention; The People’s Choice will be determined on Art Walk night by a vote of Art Walk attendees.
Cash awards are as follows: Grand prize: $250; Second Place $100; Third Place $50; and People’s Choice $100. Ribbons will be awarded for Grand Prize, Second, Third, People’s Choice and Honorable Mention. 2011 Award Winners release is attached.
NOTE: 2011 Grand Prize Winner, Melissa J. Szymanski of Ash Grove, displays her work in a one-woman show at OTC Fine Art Gallery for the Sept. 7 Art Walk!