LENOIR, NC (March 9, 2017)…The Caldwell Arts Council is pleased to announce the 41st Annual CALDWELL VISUAL ARTISTS COMPETITION scheduled for June 2-July 29, 2017. Sondra Dorn, a visual artist from Asheville NC, will judge the competition and cash prizes will be awarded.
This competition is open to 2-D (paintings, collage, etc.) and 3-D (pottery, small sculpture, etc.) visual artists 18 years of age or older who reside, work, attend school or take art classes in Caldwell County. Photography is excluded from this competition. A non-refundable entry fee of $25 entitles each artist to display two works of art, to be delivered on either May 26th or May 27th. Cash awards have been increased to include: Best in Show $350, 2nd Place $200, 3rd Place $150, People’s Choice $150, and up to three merit awards of $100 each.
Artists from Caldwell County and contiguous counties are also invited to open their home studios or set up in a local business in Caldwell County on Saturday, June 24th, 9am-4pm for the ART AROUND CALDWELL STUDIO TOUR. Artists participating in both events will receive recognition in the Caldwell Visual Artists Competition exhibit, and a discount on the entry fee for this studio tour.
All details on both events are available by calling the Caldwell Arts Council at 828-754-2486 or visiting the website at www.caldwellarts.com.
The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Avenue, Lenoir, and open Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm.