Hickory – Full Circle Arts is inviting all artists in the area to enter their work in its fall competition, “Colors of Autumn”. The theme is colors, both usual and unusual, for the autumn season. The art may be non-objective, representational, or anything in between.

The judge is Gabe Wilson, Curator for Exhibitions & Collections at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM). Gabe joined BRAHM in the spring of 2021, returning home to Appalachia after a decade of studying and working in the Midwest. A curator, art historian, and arts administrator, he received a BA in Art History and Cultural History from Vermont’s Marlboro College before completing his graduate study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and holds an MA in Modern & Contemporary Art History, Theory, & Criticism and an MA in Arts Administration & Policy.

Full Circle Arts is offering $600 in prizes. All art is expected to be the original work of the submitting artist.

Artists should bring their work to Full Circle Arts, 42-B Third Street NW in downtown Hickory, during FCA’s regular hours, Friday, Oct. 13, 11am – 5pm, or Saturday, Oct. 14, 10am-2pm. The fee for up to three entries for FCA members is $25, for non-members $35.

The Spring Competition will be on display October 26 to December 2. There will be a reception to honor the artists October 26.

For more information, go to www.fullcirclearts.org/events.

FCA is a non-profit artists’ cooperative located in downtown Hickory, 42-B Third Street NW. Hours currently are Friday, 11:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday, 10:00am to 2:00pm. More information about Full Circle Arts, classes, membership, or other upcoming events is available at www.fullcirclearts.org. You may also write to Full Circle Arts, PO Box 3905, Hickory NC 28603, email [email protected], or call 828-322-7545.