EATON — According to Preble County Fine Arts Executive Diretcor Vicky Fanberg, it’s that time of year for getting outside, leaving windows open, bike riding to work and simply marveling over the magnificence of nature’s transformational rebirth. It’s also time when the Preble County Art Association begins preparing for its annual Juried Art Show at the Visual Arts Center in Eaton.
“We are very fortunate to have a number of locally gifted professional and amateur artists from Preble County display art for the show,” Fanberg said in a press release.
This year the exhibit will be on display from May 20-July 15, with a reception May 20, 6-8 p.m.
The juror for the show will be Kelly Sexton, Director of Programs & Education for K12 Gallery & TEJAS in Dayton. Sexton received her BFA from Wright State University in 2008. She has served as Program Director for K12 Gallery & TEJAS since 2007 and became Director of Education in 2014. Sexton was awarded a partnership-of-the-year award for her work with Career Based Intervention at Mound Street Academy in 2011, and was Chair of Community Programs for Youth through UpDayton in 2010. As an affiliate for the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, she enjoys the process of facilitating the adjudication and exhibition for teens in nine counties across the Miami Valley.
Any local artist, amateur or professional, wishing to showcase their talents in the show may submit entries in any medium. No age limit necessary. Those mediums consist of but are not limited to: oil, acrylic, watercolor, drawing, photography, printmaking, pastel, mixed media, sculpture, wood, textiles, and pottery.
Information about entries and fees: $25 for up to three pieces for PCAA members, $5 each additional piece. For non-members, the fee will be $30 for up to three pieces and $5 each additional piece.
Entries may be submitted digitally or in person. Digital entries can be delivered on CD or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 29. Images must be sent in JPEG format, labeled “lastname_firstname_ title.jpeg.” If e-mailed, mail or drop off payment and form or call to pay by credit card.
Artists submitting work digitally will be notified by May 5, of their acceptance. Accepted works must be delivered by 6 p.m. on May 12.
In person drop-offs are on either Wednesday, May 11, 1-5 p.m., or Thursday, May 12 from 1-6 p.m.
Checks should be made payable to PCAA. An entry form should accompany entries. All work must be available for the entire exhibit.
Awards include a $250 best-of-show award, $150 for first place, $100 for second place and $75 for third place. Additionally, there are $100 President’s Choice and $75 Director’s Choice awards.
Entry forms are available at the Visual Arts Center of Preble County, located at 601 Hillcrest Drive in Eaton, during regular business hours, Tuesday through Friday from 1-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. They may also be downloaded from the web: www.takepartinart.net where additional information and directions can be found.
For additional information, call the Art Center at 937-456-3999 or email at email@example.com.