Local art exhibit seeking entries

Special to The Prairie Press

Posted 2/3/20

The annual Town & Country Amateur Art Exhibition/Black Hawk Park Exhibition is coming to the Link Gallery in Paris Feb. 14-March 13.

Both exhibitions feature an adult division for those 18 and …

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Local art exhibit seeking entries

Special to The Prairie Press

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The annual Town & Country Amateur Art Exhibition/Black Hawk Park Exhibition is coming to the Link Gallery in Paris Feb. 14-March 13.

Both exhibitions feature an adult division for those 18 and older, and a youth division, 10-17. All visual art media is acceptable, including paintings, drawings, printmaking, crafts, sculpture, photography and mixed media.

Pieces entered for the Black Hawk Park Exhibition must depict something from the park.

Organizers say all works entered will be exhibited with first, second and third place awards and honorable mentions given as determined by an outside judge. The awards will be announced during the opening reception 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 14. All first place winners in the Town & Country Amateur Art Exhibit are eligible to enter the state event in September.

This joint exhibit is for amateur artists only and that designation is defined as someone who does art for a pastime, not a vocation; does not possess, or is working toward, a degree in fine arts, commercial art or photography; does not teach arts or crafts as a profession; and does not compete in professional art exhibits.

Entries are being accepted at the Link Gallery 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 7; 9-11 a.m. Feb. 8; and 1-3 p.m. Feb. 9. All entries must be original and entered under the name of the artists. All two-dimensional pieces must have a secure wire on the back for hanging. Universal clips or sawtooth hangers are not acceptable and any art pieces with those type of hanging devices will be rejected.

The Link Gallery charges a flat fee of $20 for members, $25 for non-members and $15 for students to enter up to five pieces. Those rates apply for both the Town & Country Exhibit and the Black Hawk Park Exhibit.

Entry forms and more information can be found at www.linkartgallery.org or by calling 466-8130.