photography contest;Artists sought for arts festival

SOUTHBURY >> Fine artists, handcrafters, and business sponsors are being sought for the 11th Annual Fall Fine Arts Festival of Southbury. This year’s festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine, on the Southbury Green at 775 Main Street South in Southbury.

The festival is a juried event hosted by the Southbury Women’s Club and is open to all artists and handcrafters who produce their own original work. The festival has been a fabulous success each year with eclectic and talented artisans displaying assorted fine art and handcrafts.

All mediums, styles, techniques are welcome! The Southbury Women’s Club donates all of the proceeds from the Fall Fine Arts Festival of Southbury to local charities.

Admission to the festival is free. Every year festival attendees crowd the green to shop, learn about various art genres and listen to live music. Food, baked goods, and child friendly activities are also part of the annual tradition.

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Art Cart: County fairs a good venue for local artists

Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 3:00 am | Updated: 10:57 am, Tue Jul 28, 2015.

I get on my soap box this time every year to encourage — some would say nag — artists to get involved in their local county fair art exhibits.

For well-known, successful artists, this might seem a bit beneath them. They are used to entering bigger, juried art competitions with actual prize money. The top art prize at a county fair art show is rarely more than $10. It is my sincere belief that if we as artists desire patrons, support, sales and success, then we in turn have an obligation to the public.

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The Information and Public Relations Department will conduct a State-level photography competition coinciding with the World Photography Day on August 19.55b6a2780121edec2570838e_Simon-Rees-with-Len-Lye-Four-Fountains-in-Large-Works-gallery

The competitions will be held in three categories on six themes/subjects. Entries should be sent in 8×12 or 12×12 inch size in colour for the concepts/themes of all the three salons.

Participants may send a maximum of five entries per theme/concept. The concept/themes categorized in first category are — Godavari Maha Pushkaralu, Neeru Chettu and Pattiseema project. The second category is — NTR Bharosa, 5 Retlu, Temples in Andhra Pradesh, Ports in Andhra Pradesh and in third category — best news picture of AP.

The best entries will be adjudged by a committee of judges and will be awarded first, second and third prizes besides 10 consolation prizes in each category.

The prize money will be Rs.20,000 for fist best entry, Rs.15,000 for second best entry and Rs.10,000 for third best entry and Rs.5,000 as consolation prize. Entries should be sent to I&PR Department, State Guest House Compound, Gopala Reddy Road, Opp. CSI Church, Vijayawada 500530 on or before August 10. For further details one may contact Assistant Director, SIC Vijayawada 9949351713 or Assistant Director (Photo) 9949351537.

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