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Caldwell County – CALL FOR ARTISTS – Caldwell Visual Artists Competition and Art Around Caldwell Studio Tour

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.

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