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Young Artists Competition

BY BARBARA M. TOBAIS –

Mena is fortunate enough to have many excellent young artists. We feel at Mena Art Gallery that supporting these young people is one of the most important things we can do, as they are our future.

On Tuesday, April 4, from 10 am to 4 pm, Mena Art Gallery will be accepting entries to our 2017 Young Artists Competition. It is open to all artists, ages 5 through 17 (or through 18 if the student is still in high school). Home-schooled and independent students are also welcome.

If a young artist has work to enter but cannot get it to the gallery on April 4, please call the gallery at 479-394-3880 before April 4 to arrange for a different date.

There will be a reception on Saturday, April 8, from 1 to 3 pm. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m.

The types of artwork that can be accepted are: Drawing – Pencil, Graphite, Charcoal, Pen & Ink, Colored Pencil, Marker, Digital; Painting – Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Pastels, Mixed Media, Digital; 3-D – Any Three Dimensional Artwork.

Categories within each type are: Ages 5 – 8; Ages 9 – 13; Ages 14 – 17.

There are no entry fees for this show.

Awards include: Best of Show – $50; For each category in each medium: First Place – $40; Second Place – $30; Third Place – $20; Honorable Mention – $15.

Special awards include the McDonalds Award and Lucy Mulcahy Award. New this year is a People’s Choice Award or $20. Plan to come to the reception to vote for your favorite.

And if you know a budding artist who may not have heard about this competition, will you help us spread the word?

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