JWCC Seeking Entries for 27th Annual Art Show

JWCC Seeking Entries for 27th Annual Art Show

John Wood Community College’s 27th Annual Art Show will be held from October 24 through November 30.  For the fourth year, the show will follow a small works concept, requiring that entries not exceed the dimensions of 12” x 12” x 12”.  All professional or amateur artists age 18 and older in the Tri-State Area are invited to enter.  All works must be original pieces, completed within the past 12 months.  Artwork must not have been previously exhibited at JWCC as part of any contest.  Artists may enter any medium, and each artist may enter a maximum of three works in the same category or in a combination of categories. 

Entries should be brought to the JWCC Community Education Office in the upper level of the Paul Heath Center on the 48th and Harrison campus in Quincy, Monday through Thursday, October 10 to 13.  Artwork will be accepted between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. during that time.  No early or late entries will be accepted.

Jennifer Sousa, JWCC community education specialist, says the show’s small works concept inspires artists.  “We are challenging all area artists to create works that follow this format, and we hope they produce some unique and special pieces for this exhibit,” she said.   “Last year we received some really great entries and we hope that even more people will know about the small works idea and consider entering now that we’ve got three years under our belt.”

The show will be presented in the lower level of the Heath Center October 24 through November 30.  A reception and presentation of awards will be held Thursday, November 3, at 6:30 p.m.   The public is invited free of charge.

Monetary prizes will be awarded for Best of Show and to the first place winners in each of five categories: painting--watercolor/tempera; painting--oil/acrylic; drawing/original prints (pen and ink, pastel, colored pencil or pencil); two-dimensional miscellaneous hanging art (collage, scratchboard, mosaic, photography or computer-generated art); and three-dimensional art (wood, clay, metal or sculpture).  The entry fee is $25 for three works or $10 per individual entry.  All fees are payable at the time of entry. 

The show may be viewed during regular operating hours. The College will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday,  November 23 and will remain closed through November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Artwork may be picked up on Wednesday, November 30, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Heath Center. 

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees and certificates and personal enrichment courses.

Learn more at: www.jwcc.edu.