Call for Entries – Bourbon County Arts Council Fine Art Exhibit – 2022

The Bourbon County Arts Council announces its 30th Annual Fine Arts Competition and Exhibit, to be held at the Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center on the campus of Fort Scott Community College, Thursday, March 10th, through Saturday, March 12th.

The mixed media competition is open to artists of age 16 and older. Categories include Ceramics, Drawing and Graphics (Pencil, Pen, Ink), Fiber Art, Glasswork, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting (Oil & Acrylic), Pastel, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Watercolor.

A new themed category has been included; the theme this year is “The Eye of the Beholder”.

An artist may create a piece in any of the above media categories, as it relates to the theme.

Entry fees are $7.50 per piece for Bourbon County Arts Council members and $10.00 per piece for non-members. Artists may enter up to five pieces, but only three in any one category. Entry deadline and payment are due by March 4th, 2022.

Cash awards totaling greater than $3500.00 will be made, for Best of Show in 2D and 3D, First and Second Place winners in each category, and a Popular Vote winner.

Entry forms may be requested by calling Deb Anderson at 620-224-8650, Deb Halsey at (620)224-0684, or e-mailing [email protected].

PLEASE NOTE: We are no longer accepting pieces shipped to BCAC for entry into the exhibit.

The schedule for this year’s Exhibit is as follows:

Entry forms and payment, as stated above, are due by March 4th. No late entries will be accepted.

Artwork will be accepted at the Ellis Fine Arts Center on March 6th, between 1 and 4 pm.

Juror critique of the artwork will occur on March 9th; this is closed to artists and the public.

The BCAC will host a Chamber Coffee Thursday, March 10th at 8:00 am at the Ellis Center; artists are invited to attend.

The Exhibit will be open for public viewing on Thursday, March 10th and Friday, March 11th, from 12:00 pm until 7:00 pm, and on Saturday, March 12th, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.

A reception, open to the public, will be held for participating artists and the Juror on Thursday evening, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

The Danny and Willa Ellis Family Fine Arts Center is located at 2108 Horton St., Fort Scott, Kansas.

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