The Arts Council of Henderson County announces a call for entries for the ninth annual Bring Us Your Best, an all media visual art exhibition. The exhibit will be opening with an awards reception on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, from 5-7pm. Visual artists from across the spectrum, from part-time hobbyists to full-time professionals, are called to enter their work in Bring Us Your Best IX.
This popular show has grown considerably since its inception in 2004, now drawing artists from throughout western North Carolina, upper South Carolina, and eastern Tennessee. The exhibition will again be hosted by Blue Ridge Community College, 180 West Campus Drive in Flat Rock, NC, in the Conference Hall of the Technology Education & Development Center. The show will run from Wednesday, Aug. 15 through Saturday, Sept. 1, 10am-4pm weekdays, 1pm-3pm on Saturdays.
2011 Photography Category Award Winner “Summer Breeze,” by Barbara Sammons
A juried and judged competition, Bring Us Your Best IX will offer greater prize monies than ever before. First, second, and third place cash prizes will be awarded in each of four categories: two-dimensional work, three-dimensional work, fine craft, and photography. A “One Planet, One World” prize will be selected by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville and awarded to the artwork that best exemplifies respect for our interdependent web of all existence of which we are all a part. In addition a “People’s Choice” award will be selected from the votes of gallery visitors. This award will be announced on the final day of the show, and will be presented in the form of a $250 gift certificate by, and for, The Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing.
Deliver entries to BRCC Conference Hall within TEDC Building, Thursday, August 2 and Friday, August 3, 10am – 4pm each day.
Artists can find the prospectus with additional information at (www.acofhc.org), or by contacting the Arts Council by e-mail at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 828/693-8504.
“Last year, this event was a huge success in numerous ways. Based on the quality and diversity of the past artwork submitted, I anticipate that we will once again witness record participation and attendance,” said John Flinchum, Arts Council Board President.
The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public, and handicapped accessible. All artwork will be priced for sale during the exhibit.
Bring Us Your Best IX is sponsored by The Ira Wax and Lynne Wax Memorial Funds, which has underwritten the show for several years. Additional support is provided by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville and The Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies and Custom Framing.
The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that promotes, advocates for and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and western North Carolina. Its office is located in Hendersonville, NC. The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources; funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County, and Henderson County Travel and Tourism.
For more information please contact The Arts Council by e-mail at (email@example.com) or call 828/693-8504. The web address is (www.acofhc.org).