Brunswick Arts Council Seeks Entries For Fall Show

Press Release

August 20, 2005 - Southport, North Carolina (NC) - The sixth annual Brunswick Arts Council Fall Show & Sale will be held October 3 through October 15 at Franklin Square Gallery in Southport, North Carolina.

Artists aged 18 and over who reside in Brunswick County, North Carolina or those who currently belong to Brunswick Arts Council, Waterway Art Association, Associated Artists of Southport or Oak Island Art Guild are eligible. The entry fee is $25 for one or two entries.

An awards reception will be held at Franklin Square Gallery from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday October 9. Over $2,300 in cash will be awarded, including $750 for the newly designated Victor Gerloven award, which is being given in honor of the Council’s late president who passed away in June of this year.

In addition there will be material and purchase awards from local businesses. Judges for the show are pastel, mixed media and watercolor artist Jane Staszak for two dimensional entries and Hiroshi Ssueyoshi for 3D pieces. In 2004, Staszak’s work earned Best in Show at the annual juried July National Show in Southport, North Carolina. Sueyoshi is an award-winning potter whose work is in many collections includig the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC and the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Brunswick Arts Council is a nonprofit 501 (3) c organization, the goal of which is to promote art programs and artists throughout the County. It takes no commission on art sales at the show. One hundred percent of all sales go to the artists. The show is being co-sponsored by Brunswick Arts Council, Associated Artists of Southport, Oak Island Art Guild and Waterway Art Association. In addition, Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation awarded a special grant for the show.

All work must be pre-registered by no later than Friday, September 16. Interested artists should contact Susan Mauney at 910-457-0840 for further information or a prospectus.

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