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Mena Art Gallery 2024 Young Artists’ Show

The Mena Art Gallery will hold their Young Artists’ Show Jan. 24-Feb. 16. The competition is accepting up to two pieces of either 2D or 3D art. There is no entry fee, but there are cash awards in three age categories.

This exhibit is open to all artists ages 5-17 (*including 18-year-olds still in high school.) This includes home school, independent and others. All work must be original and the artist’s own work; no kits or copies will be accepted.

2D work should be matted, mounted or framed so it can be hung for display. Art must be mounted on stiff backing, such as cardboard with a centered hanger (string with hot glue works well – tape does not hold) or in frames properly prepared for hanging.

Each entry must have the attached entry tag filled out in Full and taped to the lower left-hand corner for each entry. If work is not for sale, please put NFS in the Price line. Otherwise indicate price.

Student’s name, grade and age, teacher’s name and school must also be on the back of each entry.

Work will be accepted for entry from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. Please contact the Gallery if you need to make other arrangements but no entries will be accepted after 6 p.m. on Jan. 20. Young people may enter the show either through their school teachers or through their parents. Rules and entry forms are available at the Gallery and through the schools.
The reception is from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27 with artists and their parents invited. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m.

Pick-up time for this show is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17. All artwork must remain until the end of the show.

If work is for sale and is purchased, the student will receive the full price of the sale by check no later than two weeks after the end of the show. The artwork does not have to be for sale.

2D (Pencil, Graphite, Charcoal, Pen & Ink, Colored Pencil, Marker, Digital, Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Pastels, Photography, Mixed Media)
3D (Any 3-dimensional artwork)
Age Groups
Ages 5 – 8
Ages 9 – 13
Ages 14 – 17*

Mena Art Gallery is a family friendly environment. Please consider this when you bring art for exhibition. Acceptance of questionable subject matter must meet the approval of the exhibits committee.

Prizes in each category for each age group:
First Place $50 & ribbon
Second Place $25 & ribbon
Third Place $15 & ribbon
Honorable Mention $5 & ribbon
One Best of Show $60 & ribbon
People’s Choice $25 & certificate

All reasonable care will be taken to protect exhibits, but Mena Art Gallery cannot be responsible for loss or damage. Neither Mena Art Gallery, its board, volunteers, nor anyone connected with the exhibition will be responsible for loss or damage.

Please pick up your child’s art on the designated day or make other arrangements.

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