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Artery to host second annual Art Show Competition


Ozark Artery, in partnership with The Yellow House, is set to host its second annual Ozark Artery Art Show Competition. Entries for the show will be accepted from 2 to 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Yellow House, 209 W. Trish Knight St.

All mediums are welcome by artists of all ages, but youth entries will not be judged in a separate division. Work must be original, no kits and no copies.

The cost to enter is $8 for one piece and $5 for additional pieces, with a limit of three pieces. Cash prizes will be awarded, including a $100 grand prize offered by a local donor. No saw-tooth hangers; all pieces must be wired for hanging. In the case of 3D works, suitable display equipment must be provided by the artist. Organizers reserve the right to reject any work for any reason. 

The show will be open to the public on select days over a two-week timeframe through Jan. 10, including during regular Yellow House hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 16, 13 and 20, and during an arts and crafts show and sale Dec. 2. A reception will be held Dec. 2 from 4 to 7:30 p.m., at which time winners will be announced. The reception will be free and open to the public.

Artists are encouraged to offer their work for sale, but it is not a requirement. For those who do price their pieces, images of the work along with the asking price will be posted on the Ozark Artery Facebook page with the artist's permission. A 20% commission will be collected from sales, with 10% going to The Artery and 10% going to The Yellow House to help cover expenses for the show and use of the facility. Both organizations are nonprofit.

Officials with Ozark Artery say that in addition to more art shows and exhibits, they plan to host events in the future, including workshops in a variety of disciplines. They add the Artery has been established to encourage creativity and to give local artists and artisans another outlet for artistic expression, hopefully enabling them to sell more of their work, including to a wider audience.

For more information, see “Ozark Artery” on Facebook or email ozarkarteryinfo@gmail.com.