Friday, October 28, 2011

ARM Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Second Annual Juried Art Contest

Second Annual Juried Art Contest


Deadline: Entries will be accepted at the VC from Nov 8-Nov 12. VC open daily 9-4. Reception and Award Presentation Sunday Nov 20 at 1 PM

Rules: Entries that do not comply with all rules will be disqualified.
*Contest open to all artists.
*Each artist may submit one or two works of art.
*Original art only-no photographs. (We have a photo contest in the winter season.)
*The subject of the art must be inspired by a "Loxahatchee vision."
*Any media or mixed media (except photography) may be used.
*Each entry must be framed and ready for hanging. Wrapped canvas edges are fine.
*Each entry is limited to no more than 36" on each side including framing.
*A label must be attached to the back of each entry with the title of the work, the artist's name, the media type, and the sale price.
*Friends of Loxahatchee will attempt to sell the entries and will retain 25% of the sale price as a contribution to the Refuge.
*Each artist will be expected to remove unsold art after the display period ends Jan 8th.

Categories: Entries will be judged on technical excellence, originality, creativity, visual impact, and artistic merit. All decisions of the judges are final.
*There are two categories - Novice (up to age 18) and Adult (age 18 and above).
*Each category will be awarded: First Prize ($250), Second Prize ($150), Third Prize ($100).
*Judges may designate up to 3 entries in each category as Honorable Mentions.
*Judges may decide not to award cash prizes if there are less than 10 entries in a category.

Entry Fee and Form: A check or money order to The Friends of Loxahatchee must accompany the completed entry form. Place both in an envelope labeled “Friends Art Contest” and bring to the VC with the entry.

*Novice (free)
*Friends members and Refuge staff ($5.00)
*All others ($25)

A PDF of the entry form can be downloaded here.

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