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Local artists needed for show

Local artists still have one week to gather their submissions for New River Art 2009, hosted this year at the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley.
New River Art is a biennial juried regional art exhibition founded in 1991, and is open to all artists, age 18 or older, living within a 150-mile radius of Pulaski or Blacksburg.
All media, except for handicrafts (works that are copied or use a master design or pattern created by another artist), are eligible for submission. Entry fee is $20, and will cover up to three entries, which is the entry limit.
Thus far, 46 artists have submitted artwork for an approximate total of 138 entires, according to Eva Thornton of the Fine Arts Center.
Current entries are diverse in theme and come from a wide variety of mediums, including photography and hand-painted photography, sculptures and pottery, landscapes, mixed media, fused glass, jewelry, handmade paper, watercolor and oil paintings, and more.
Entries selected for the New River Art exhibit will be displayed at the FACNRV from late September until November. Monday, Sept. 7 is the postmark deadline for entries.
Awards include:
•Best in Show- $400 provided by the Blacksburg Regional Arts Association and the Jacksonville Center for the Arts in Floyd
•Nadine Allen Memorial- $300 for watermedia
•Barry Wolfe Award- $200 for photography
•Patrons’ Cash Awards- $125 (two)
•Miller off Main Galleries Award- $150
•Outreach Program Development Award- $150
•Awards of Distinction- $100 (two)
•Awards of Merit- $50 (two)
•Collector’s Showcase Gift Certificate- $50 off framing
•Gardner’s Pawn Prizes- antique gold pocket watch and women’s gold ring
•New Special Award- Winner will have a solo showing of four to six pieces, depending on size, at 2nd Helpings Gallery in Roanoke for one month in 2010, with signage recognizing the artist. All of the proceeds of works sold will go to the artist for this special show.
Serving as juror for New River Art 2009 is Jeffry Cudlin, an artist, critic, educator and independent curator, who became the director of exhibitions for the Arlington Arts Center in August 2007.
Cudlin is best known as the Washington City Paper’s art critic. Since 2004, he has written features about museum and gallery shows in and around Washington D.C. In 2008, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies recognized him with a first place award for arts criticism in papers with circulations greater than 50,000, and he recently received the same award for 2009.
Cudlin received his MFA from the University of Maryland, College Park, and his undergraduate degree in studio art from the University of Virginia.
The reception and awards ceremony for New River Art will be held Saturday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the FACNRV, located at 21 W. Main St. in Pulaski.

For guidelines and additional information, visit www.newriverart.org or www.facnrv.org, call (540) 980-7363 or email info@facnrv.org. Entry form is available at FACNRV website.

Local artists needed for show

Local artists still have one week to gather their submissions for New River Art 2009, hosted this year at the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley.
New River Art is a biennial juried regional art exhibition founded in 1991, and is open to all artists, age 18 or older, living within a 150-mile radius of Pulaski or Blacksburg.
All media, except for handicrafts (works that are copied or use a master design or pattern created by another artist), are eligible for submission. Entry fee is $20, and will cover up to three entries, which is the entry limit.
Thus far, 46 artists have submitted artwork for an approximate total of 138 entires, according to Eva Thornton of the Fine Arts Center.
Current entries are diverse in theme and come from a wide variety of mediums, including photography and hand-painted photography, sculptures and pottery, landscapes, mixed media, fused glass, jewelry, handmade paper, watercolor and oil paintings, and more.
Entries selected for the New River Art exhibit will be displayed at the FACNRV from late September until November. Monday, Sept. 7 is the postmark deadline for entries.
Awards include:
•Best in Show- $400 provided by the Blacksburg Regional Arts Association and the Jacksonville Center for the Arts in Floyd
•Nadine Allen Memorial- $300 for watermedia
•Barry Wolfe Award- $200 for photography
•Patrons’ Cash Awards- $125 (two)
•Miller off Main Galleries Award- $150
•Outreach Program Development Award- $150
•Awards of Distinction- $100 (two)
•Awards of Merit- $50 (two)
•Collector’s Showcase Gift Certificate- $50 off framing
•Gardner’s Pawn Prizes- antique gold pocket watch and women’s gold ring
•New Special Award- Winner will have a solo showing of four to six pieces, depending on size, at 2nd Helpings Gallery in Roanoke for one month in 2010, with signage recognizing the artist. All of the proceeds of works sold will go to the artist for this special show.
Serving as juror for New River Art 2009 is Jeffry Cudlin, an artist, critic, educator and independent curator, who became the director of exhibitions for the Arlington Arts Center in August 2007.
Cudlin is best known as the Washington City Paper’s art critic. Since 2004, he has written features about museum and gallery shows in and around Washington D.C. In 2008, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies recognized him with a first place award for arts criticism in papers with circulations greater than 50,000, and he recently received the same award for 2009.
Cudlin received his MFA from the University of Maryland, College Park, and his undergraduate degree in studio art from the University of Virginia.
The reception and awards ceremony for New River Art will be held Saturday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the FACNRV, located at 21 W. Main St. in Pulaski.

For guidelines and additional information, visit www.newriverart.org or www.facnrv.org, call (540) 980-7363 or email info@facnrv.org. Entry form is available at FACNRV website.