‘Building America’ art competition and exhibit seeks submissions

Posted 10/1/17

Athens Area Council for the Arts is seeking submissions to Building America, a juried art competition and exhibit at The Arts Center, from Nov. 6 until Jan. 5, 2018.

More than $1,000 in prizes …

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‘Building America’ art competition and exhibit seeks submissions

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Athens Area Council for the Arts is seeking submissions to Building America, a juried art competition and exhibit at The Arts Center, from Nov. 6 until Jan. 5, 2018.

More than $1,000 in prizes will be awarded in three divisions: high school, college, and open. Residents of McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Polk and Bradley counties are invited to enter between now and Oct. 27.

Entry forms are available at The Arts Center, 320 N. White St. and online, at athensartscouncil.org. Following submission of an entry form, artists should deliver work for consideration between Oct. 30 and Nov. 3.

Pieces must meet the exhibition criteria to be submitted and a limited number of works will be selected.

Artists should read complete entry criteria and submission instructions in the exhibit prospectus before submitting work (prospectus available at The Arts Center and online at athensartscouncil.org/building-america-entry-form/).

According to Jennifer Nunley, program manager for AACA, “the goal of Building America is to promote artistic expression while celebrating the contribution of manufacturing, craft, and architecture to the success of our country. In McMinn and our surrounding counties, we see regular evidence of the importance these industries make to our economic success and as modes of artistic expression.”

The competition’s three divisions are high school (9-12 grade students in the designated counties), college (students who live in or attend any college in the five-county area), and the open division (for any other resident of the designated counties). There will be a first-, second- and third-place cash prize awarded in each division as well as the Pat Armstrong Best in Show award, and an “Ingenuity Award” for the work that most creatively portrays the concept of “Building America.”

Sponsors for the awards are DENSO, Becky and Mitchell Bryant, Coker Millwrights, Dr. Stephen Miller and Kidzcare Pediatrics. All AACA programs are sponsored by Financial Guidance Partners and Madison Avenue Pharmacy and supported by the Tennessee Arts Commission.

The Opening Reception on Nov. 10 starts at 5:30 p.m. at The Arts Center with the Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m.

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athensartscouncil.org

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