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Aug. 30 deadline for Septemberfest artwork

by Maureen Dosier | Lawrence County Arts Council

The Lawrence County Arts Council would like to see more of our artistically talented residents of all ages entering their art work in the biggest multi-media art show in Lawrence County.

Artists are allowed to price and sell their entries, complete transactions after the presentation ceremony, and throughout the month the artwork is displayed.

All artwork entries for the Septemberfest Art Show must be submitted on Saturday, Aug. 30, to the Lawrence County Library between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Entry fees $1 per item ages 18 or under, $2 per item for adults.

Please include a card with your name, phone number, category and age group, entry fee, and remember presentation counts.

Judging will commence Saturday afternoon, and prizes will be first and second place Septemberfest ribbons, honorable mention Septemberfest ribbons in juvenile and adult groups. An engraved plaque for Best of Show will also be awarded.

There will be a special presentation ceremony for winners during Septemberfest on the main stage and photos and videos will be featured in newspapers and television.

The Septemberfest Art Show categories have been increased to encompass more specialized artistic offerings, and we always invite artisans from outside of our community to participate.

They include collages, computer, and poster art -black and white or color, realistic or abstract; doll making: paper, cloth, clay, paper mache, wood or mixed; drawing: pencil/pen and ink/pastels, markers, or crayons, portraits, landscapes, animated figures; jewelry: clay, glass, plastic, wood, stone organic, precious or semi-precious stones, or metal -copper, silver or gold; paintings: watercolor, acrylic, tole/decorative, and oils, portraits, landscapes, fantasy/abstract; photography: black and white, color; portraits: people, animals, landscapes, floral and fauna; sculpture: wood, clay, paper mache, and metal and/or mixed; and soft textiles: decorative/functional fiber art, knit, crochet, hand sewn or machine afghans, scarves, clothing, pillows, Christmas stockings, rugs, etc. Also, needlepoint: ribbon embroidery, needlepoint, crewel, and counted cross stitch (this category will include artwork done by kits); quilts: laptop, storybook, appliqued, and full-sized decorative/functional (hand or machine stitched); woodworking: woodcarving, decorative, or decorative/functional furniture; miscellaneous and any and all categories not included above.

For further information, call me at 638-1010.

Funded in part by a grant from the Kentucky Arts Council, a state agency of the Education, Arts and Humanities Cabinet.

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