CONTRIBUTED BY JANIS GEYER SHULL –
Attention photographers and photography lovers: Mena Art Gallery’s annual photography competition will be opening June 4, with a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. The walls of the gallery will be filled with beautiful landscapes, native and exotic animals, colorful flowers, and thought-provoking portraits. Cash awards in the amount of $2,500 will be presented to the winners in adult and youth divisions.
First, second, third, and honorable mention in all categories will receive cash prizes. In addition, five special awards will be given for the following: Best of Show ($300), Best Flower ($100) provided by Shelton Bohlman, Best Arkansas Wildlife ($150) sponsored by Tim’s Yamaha and Polaris, the R.L. Norris Memorial Award ($100) donated by Mena Title Company, and the People’s Choice award determined by vote of those attending the reception. All youth awards are provided by Holly Springs Real Estate.
Entries must be brought to Mena Art Gallery on June 1, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Awards will be presented to winners at the reception on the following Saturday. To obtain an entry form and rules for entering go to www.MenaArtGallery.org and click on “Shows and Exhibits” or stop by Mena Art Gallery during regular business hours (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday).