Hickory – The entry dates for Full Circle Arts’ upcoming competitive show entitled “Abstractions” are fast approaching. We are looking for artists to submit works for this exhibition keeping this theme in mind. This is the first time Full Circle Arts will be limiting submissions from the artists to only include abstract representations of scenes and ideas which are portrayed in their work. All media are accepted. “Abstractions” will run from July 25 to August 24. Our exhibition will be judged by Mark Poteat, Coordinator for Visual Arts at Western Piedmont Community College.

Artwork for the show can be no larger than 48 inches in any direction. The entry fee for this show is only $20 for up to 3 entries. Cash prizes of $100, $75 and $ 50 will be awarded for first through third place winners and ribbons will be given for Honorable Mention choices. Visitors will vote on the artwork to determine a People’s Choice Award which will be given at the end of the show. FCA will require a 35% commission on any art sold by non-members, 30% commission for members and 20% commission for Exhibiting members.

All work should be suitably presented and properly wired for hanging. We cannot accommodate artwork which does not have wire hangers because of our hanging system. We prefer not to accept standing photo frames. Artwork should conform to the art world’s general idea of good taste. Please deliver artwork to our gallery during our regular gallery hours, Thurs. July 11 and Fri., July 12, 11am – 5pm and Sat. July 13, 10am – 2pm. Reception will be Thursday, July 25, 6:00 – 8pm.

FCA is a non-profit artists’ cooperative located in downtown Hickory, 42-B Third Street NW. More information about Full Circle Arts is available at 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.