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NEW GALLERY SPACE AWAITS 2011 COMMUNITY ART SHOW ENTRIES
|Jimmy Staples sizes up new gallery wall. |
GAINESVILLE, TEXAS — A new gallery space awaits the mounting of entries
in this year’s 45th annual Community Art Show at North Central Texas
College, with works to be accepted April 8–9.
Area painters, sculptors, photographers and other artists should bring
the works they will be entering to the NCTC Visual Arts Center (VAC) on
the Gainesville campus. The VAC’s new gallery space will also be the
site for this year’s public exhibition.
The theme for the 2011 show is “Once Upon a Dream,” according to Jimmy
Staples, Visual Arts Department coordinator. Entries are not required
to reflect this theme, but Staples said that an additional award will be
given to the work which best does so.
Entries in this year’s exhibit will be accepted on Friday, April 8, from
4–7 p.m., and on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the VAC.
Entry fees for adults and college students are $10 per piece with a
limit of three total entries per person. There is no entry fee for
youth exhibitors (kindergarten through 12th grade); however each youth
may enter just one piece of art.
Exhibit coordinator Karen Lampson said the best way to get complete
entry guidelines, forms, FAQs and other information about this year’s
show is to go online to http://www.nctc.edu/VisualArts/News.htm.
Also new to this year’s show, besides the location, is a new adult media
category—Textiles, Fibers & Multimedia. Staples said several other
media categories have been reorganized to better accommodate a wide
range of talent and experience.
Works entered in this year’s show will be on public exhibit April 12–15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
Staples said the public exhibition also presents a perfect opportunity,
for those who may not have seen it, to visit NCTC’s Visual Arts Center
facility and tour the painting, sculpture and ceramics studios, as well
as the metalworking areas and foundry.
“But I warn you,” he said, “it’s very likely to make you want to sign up for a class.”
Capping this year’s public exhibition will be the traditional reception
and awards ceremony scheduled from 6–8 p.m. on April 15 in the VAC.
At the awards ceremony, recognition and prizes will go to top entries in
each division. Special awards will be given to the artwork that best
portrays the exhibit theme, in addition to a “Best of Show” and
“Peoples’ Choice” award.
The Gainesville Area Visual Arts group and the Gainesville Arts Council
provide art supplies to the top three winners in each youth category.
“We invite all local and area art lovers to join us that evening as we
recognize this year’s winners, mingle with local artists and art lovers,
and enjoy refreshments,” Staples said. “Many of the works will be
available for sale, so visitors can pick up a piece of art that’s ‘just
right’ for their home or office.”
Juror for this year’s exhibit will be Dr. Gleny Beach, associate
professor and director of art in the Art, Communication & Theatre
Department at Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SOSU).
An experienced juror, Dr. Beach earned her doctorate in art education
from the University of North Texas and currently serves as Red River
Arts Council president. She has twice earned the SOSU Faculty Senate
Award for Excellence in Service, and in 2010, she received the
Governor’s Art Award.
In 1994, Beach founded "Young Artist's Experience," a low-cost summer
visual art program for children age 6-15 that has continued every
“Dr. Beach teaches art, produces art and advocates the value of the arts
in her daily life,” said Staples. “We feel very fortunate to have an
artist and educator of her stature serving as juror for our show.”
Questions concerning the art exhibit should be directed to exhibit
coordinator Karen Lampson at 940-668-7731, ext. 4504, or email: email@example.com