Calling all artists! You won’t want to miss this year’s Taylor County Arts Council juried art exhibit

GRAFTON—The Taylor County Arts Council (TCAC) is calling on all artists and invites the community to be a part of one of their oldest art exhibits.

The Annual Memorial Day Juried Art Exhibit, which was the first project of the TCAC in 1996, was formed to be a part of the Grafton Memorial Day Celebration, is set to take place for the twenty first time this May, running from May 5-29.

Artworks of any medium are welcomed to join. These could include drawings, textiles, graphics, mixed media, acrylics, watercolors, oils and sculptures. Commercially reproduced prints or photos will not be accepted.

The size of two dimensional work must not exceed 4’x4’ in either direction, and the maximum weight for a sculpture is 75 pounds, with a table display of 2’x1’x2’  and free standing dimensions of 2’x1’x4.

Each exhibitor must complete an entry form and submit it at the same time their work is entered on the receiving dates of April 30, from 1:00-5:00 p.m.,  and May 1from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Along with submitting an entry form, an entry fee is also do at the time of submission. The fees are as follows: Adults, $25 and $10 for each additional work, TCAC members, $15, and $5 for each additional work, full-time adult students, $20, and $7 for each additional work, students 18 years and under will be $10 to enter, and $5 for each additional work entered, and the entry for junior TCAC members will be $5 with no charge for additional work.

All participants may enter one to three original works of art. In addition, all work must either be priced for sale, or marked NFS (not for sale).

According to the TCAC all works that are marked for sale will be subject to a 25 percent commission fee.

Art will be on display beginning with a reception on Friday, May 5, at 6:00 p.m., at Gallery 62 West, in downtown Grafton. There after the Gallery will be open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

All artwork will be juried, with the jurors making the final decisions. An award ceremony and reception will be held on Friday, May 26, at 6:00 p.m.

This year the TCAC is proud to announce, that with the help of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, West Virginia Commission on the Arts, that are offering a Best of Show award of $1,000.

“We are so excited to be able to offer this valuable grand prize,” exclaimed TCAC member Holly Hill. “All entries are eligible to win the best of show, as well!”

Additional awards for adult entries include the Taylor County Heritage Award, with the prize to be announced, a $250 first-place prize, $100 second-place prize, and a $75 third-place prize.

The junior first place winner will get to participate in a TCAC workshop of their choice free of charge. Second and third-place winners will receive art supplies, and all winners will be presented with ribbons.

The Taylor County Arts Council would like to remind all entries that all artwork will be handled with reasonable care; however, the council or persons involved with the coordination of the event will not be responsible for loss or damage from any cause.

The Prospectus is now available for pick up at Gallery 62 West, The Mountain Statesman office, or it is downloadable from the TCAC Facebook page.

For more information please contact Holly Hill at 304-376-5066, or send an email to [email protected]

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