An opening reception and awards ceremony hosted by the Community Artists League will be held at The Arts Center on Nov. 13.
The reception will begin at 6 p.m. to allow for viewing of the entries, refreshments and voting on the People’s Choice Award. The awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. The artists, family, friends and the community are invited to attend.
More than $1,200 in prize money will be awarded in three divisions: high school, college and open, plus three special prizes. Two- and three-dimensional works in all media are acceptable.
All works are to depict inanimate objects in a still life composition.
Sponsors include Community Artists League, Mitchell and Becky Bryant, Citizens National Bank, Domino’s Pizza, Top Notch Printing Co., Toneeke Henderson and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
The goal of this juried art show is to utilize the still life tradition, while pushing the boundaries of what comprises a still life.
The council seeks a fresh and relevant interpretation of a time-honored convention that will allow regional artists to offer their own unique vision based on what the term “still life” means to them.
The purpose of this competition is to challenge the artist to step outside the bounds of the traditional, OR to take the traditional to a new level.
The competition is open to anyone residing in McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Polk and Bradley counties, regardless of artistic experience or expertise, and all are encouraged to participate.
The competition’s three divisions are high school (any student in grades 9-12); college (undergraduate and graduate); and open (all others).
There will be a first-, second-, and third-place cash prize awarded in each division as well as a Best in Show award and a People’s Choice award.
The Community Artists League is sponsoring the “Looking to the Future” award for a promising high school student who shows a high quality of work and creativity in their approach to the subject.
The Wesley L. Henderson award will be given to an artist who pushes artistic boundaries with their entry.
For more information and a formal prospectus, downloadable in PDF form, go to www.athensartscouncil.org or call 423-745-8781.
The Arts Center is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.