Art entries due

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Artists interested in entering Expressions 2017 should drop off their work at Piedmont Arts between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 6.

Expressions is an annual open-entry exhibition presented by Lynwood Artists and Piedmont Arts.

Before entering work, all artists should review the Expressions 2017 Entry Form with rules and important information about the entry process. Entry forms are available at Piedmont Arts, 215 Starling Ave., and online at PiedmontArts.org

All artists living within a 100-mile radius of Martinsville, or artists who are members of Piedmont Arts or Lynwood Artists, are eligible to enter work.

No more than two works may be submitted by each artist, and all work must adhere to the guidelines found in the Expressions 2017 Entry Form. Artists who are members of Lynwood Artists or students in grades 9 – 12 may also enter work at the museum from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 4.

Expressions 2017 is a judged exhibition with cash prizes awarded for first, second and third place in seven categories, as well as purchase awards, the Lynwood Artists Award and Best In Show. This year’s exhibition will be judged by Diane Kendrick, Chair of the Art Department and Professor of Art at Averett University.

Expressions 2017 will be on display May 20 through July 21 at Piedmont Arts. A reception and awards ceremony for artists will be held Friday, May 19 at 6 p.m. at the museum.

Piedmont Arts is a nonprofit art museum in Martinsville, Virginia that inspires and engages the diverse Martinsville-Henry County community and surrounding areas through visual arts, performing arts and arts education.

Piedmont Arts is a statewide partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Piedmont Arts programming is partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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