Hickory – Full Circle Arts of Hickory would like to invite all artists in Hickory and the surrounding counties to submit their best creative work in any medium to its annual Fall Competition/Exhibition. There is no theme for this show at our gallery, but we will be presenting $600 in prize money for the top three works of art selected by our judge. There will also be several Honorable Mention ribbons awarded. Judging and jurying for the competition this year will be Eddie Kent Tallent, nature watercolor artist and teacher from Lenoir Eddie also works in oils, pastels and graphite. He earned his BFA with honors in fine arts/painting from the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL. He served as Assistant Dean of student affairs at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, and most recently as Assistant Dean and Executive Director of Admissions at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia where he was instrumental in assisting Mason’s School of Art gain accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and served on the advisory boards for the university’s Honors College and the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Intake for art will be Thursday and Friday October 4 and 5 from 11am-5pm and Saturday, October 6, from 10am-2pm.

Artists may enter up to three works for an entry fee of $35 for non-members, $25 for Associate and Patron members and $10 for Exhibiting members. All work must be suitably framed and have wire hangers, any piece that is not appropriately framed or is not up to standards will be rejected. 3-D work needs to be supplied with a base. No artwork can measure over 48 inches in any direction due to space restrictions.

Support for this year’s Fall Competition comes from our generous supporters Carl and Sharon Cline of Resource Partners, LLC, and from David Weisgerber, MD PA.

We are looking forward to hosting a wonderful reception for the artists and public on Thursday evening October 18, from 6-8pm.

FCA is a non-profit artists’ cooperative located in downtown Hickory, 42-B Third Street NW. More information about Full Circle Arts, call 828-322-7545. You may also write to Full Circle Arts, PO Box 3905, Hickory NC 28603, or email [email protected]. Please visit our website at www.fullcirclearts.org.