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20th Annual Art Show to Feature Youth, Adult Entries

art show deadlines Entry form Area artists and photographers, both youth and adult, are invited to enter their works as part of the 19th annual Fayette Art Show on Saturday, Aug. 4.  Artwork again will be displayed in two separate venues throughout the day, CMU’s Ashby-Hodge Gallery (adult entries), and the Howard County Courthouse (youth entries).   The show is part of the 11th annual Fayette Festival of the Arts sponsored by the Fayette Area Heritage Association (FAHA). 

“With adult works shown in the Ashby-Hodge Gallery there is more space available in the courthouse for viewing student art and photography,” explained art show coordinator Patricia Fisher. “In recent years we’ve put forth a concentrated effort to encourage more youth entries.” 

Exhibits at both locations will be open for public viewing from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 3. Six entry fields are included in the show with monetary prizes and ribbons to be awarded to winning works.  The fields are: Painting (oil, acrylic); Painting (water color or pastel); Drawing (pencil, pen and ink, or charcoal); Photography; Sculpture; and Varied Media.  Each entry field was open to any artist irrespective of age or classification. (Adults were judged in one of two categories, professional or amateur.) 

For youth entries there are three age classifications:  Elementary, Middle School and High School.  A classification is based on the student’s status for the 2018-19 school year.