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The Ava Art Guild is prepared for the annual Fall Art Show.
Each year a Fall Art Show is held in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce Glade Top Trail Flaming Fall Revue, and this year is no different.
The art show will be held Oct. 12 to 16, open to the public each day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Entries will be taken at the Art Guild Gallery on Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a judged show with ribbons given and a judge’s choice selected. There is also a people’s choice award at the end of the show that is selected by the public.
The people’s choice and judge’s choice are awarded a cash prize with all others receiving a ribbon for first through third places.
There are categories for all types of art including but not limited to oil painting, acrylic, watercolor, drawing, 3-D, graphic art, woodcarving, beading, leather work and many more. Each category will have a beginner, intermediate and advanced category as entries permit.
Entries are $3 for each piece and if framed must have a wire hanger. No saw tooth hangers accepted. You do not have to be a member of the Art Guild to enter in the show. There are junior categories for under 18 for all types of art. All art must be family appropriate.
The Art Guild promotes art in the community and this is one way that it is done. The artists get a chance to showcase their art in the show and the public gets to come in and view the talented artists. “Many people do not know that we have this kind of talent in the area and the art show is the perfect way to show off that talent,” said Liz Jenkins, an Art Guild officer.
The deadline for entering a piece of art in the show is Monday, Oct. 11. The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on that day for entries. But if you are not able to bring in your art on that day you can bring it to the gallery before that time.
On Friday, Oct. 22, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. there will be a workshop for kids to build butterflies for the ongoing butterfly project. A snack and materials will be provided and parents are encouraged to get kids involved.
The Art Guild is helping the Holocaust Museum Houston to collect 1.5 million butterflies made from different types of art. These butterflies are to represent the 1.5 million innocent children that were killed in the holocaust.
At the September workshop participants made butterflies and a workstation was set up inside the Guild building to encourage visitors to make butterflies for the project. The Holocaust Museum started this project after inspiration from a poem written by a child that said he never saw another butterfly after being in the ghetto and then sent to a concentration camp where the child died.
The Guild will be holding its second annual Festival of Arts in December along with a winter/ holiday themed photography show. More information about those events will be coming soon. Contact the Art Guild for more information.
The Art Guild is located at 303 East Washington Ave. in Ava, and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., free and open to the public. Besides browsing the art that is displayed, there are unique art and gifts for sale. For more information contact avaartguild@ yahoo.com, or call Liz 683-5296 or Candace 693-6413.