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Area artists and photographers, both youth and adult, were invited to enter their works as part of the 19th annual Fayette Art Show on Saturday, Aug. 4.  Artwork again was displayed in two separate venues throughout the day, CMU’s Ashby-Hodge Gallery (adult entries), and the Howard County Courthouse (youth entries).   The show was part of the 10th annual Fayette Festival of the Arts sponsored by the Fayette Area Heritage Association (FAHA). 

Kettle“Entries for the second year were judged by three noted professionals inside of two,” noted festival coordinator Jim Steele. “Since photography always is the most popular category, we secured St. Louis professional photographer/educator Jennifer Kettler to handle this task, both for youth and adults.” She is a former staff reporter and photographer for the Fayette Advertiser.

Henry GrahamIn addition to Kettler, another art show judge serving again was Dr. Henry Graham. A familiar local name, he is an adjunct professor of art history at CMU and was general coordinator of the festival for six years, beginning with its inception in 2009. Graham will judge all adult entries Peggy Guest(professional and amateur) except photography. 

Taking part for the first time as an art show judge was longtime local resident and well-known artist Peggy Guest. She evaluated youth entries. Her work can be seen in a number of venues including the Fayette Library and wall murals located on North Main and West Morrison in Fayette. She also designed the Fayette Festival logo in 2009. 

“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 were open for public viewing from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 4. Six entry fields were 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 were three age classifications:  Elementary, Middle School and High School.  A classification was based on the student’s status for the 2017-18 school year.   
Results for the adult show may be found by clicking here. For youth results, click here