On Display: Oct 13 – Nov 20
Online Entry by Oct 1, 5:00pm
In-person receiving: Oct 10, 9:00-3:00pm
An open, all media juried exhibit with a twist (or two), sponsored by Jess Jewelers. First, the subject matter must be of a sea creature or a seascape, the second is that said creature needs to be wearing a diamond earring or the seascape must include a diamond earring. Why the specific guidelines? Jess Jewelers will present the top three award winners with a pair of genuine diamond earrings, as well as large cash prizes. So challenge yourself to think outside the tackle box and bring us your best whimsical sea creatures wearing some bling!
First Place: $1000 and diamond earrings valued at $1000
Second Place: $750 and diamond earrings valued at $750
Third Place: $500 and diamond earrings valued at $500
Best in 3D: $250
Best in Jewelry: $250
Honorable Mentions (3): $50 each
Calling all young artists ages 6-15. We would like to invite you to participate in an exciting exhibit we are planning for October to show alongside the adult “Fishing For Diamonds” exhibit. This unique exhibit has a few specific requirements that all work must adhere to, namely the subject matter needs to be a sea creature or a seascape, and either the sea creature needs to be wearing a “diamond” earring or the seascape needs to include a “diamond” earring in the picture. Kids are invited to create new work or modify a piece created this past year. Awards will be given for First, Second and Third place and will include fun prizes. The ArtCenter will take care of matting any 2D work received and there is no cost to enter this fun exhibit. The work will be displayed in the galleries for the length of the exhibit. So challenge yourself to think outside the tackle box and bring us your best whimsical sea creatures wearing some bling! Call Angie for more information: 941-746-2862.
Entry Fees: Entry fees are nonrefundable and support the exhibition program at ArtCenter Manatee and help to keep the arts alive and vibrant in our community. If you are not currently a member, an individual membership is available for $60 for one full year.
1 piece – members $20, non-members $30
2 pieces – members $30, non-members $50
3 pieces – members $35, non-members $65
Diptych –members add $5, non-members add $10
Triptych –members add $15, non-members add $30