News From Terre Haute, Indiana

August 15, 2013

River City Art Association planning juried fall competition


News Release

TERRE HAUTE — River City Art Association in Terre Haute invites all Wabash Valley artists to enter the annual RCAA Fall Art Competition set for Sept. 7 in the Girl Scouts Service Center at 1100 Girl Scout Lane in Fairbanks Park.

The juried competition is open to artists 18 and older. Art must be entirely original, completed within the last three years and not previously exhibited at a juried RCAA show.

First-, second- and third-place and honorable mention prizes will be awarded in four categories: Ink/Pencil/Pastel; Watercolor/Oil/Acrylic; Mixed Medium/3D; Photography/Digital Art. Steve Letsinger, art director at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and curator of its permanent art collection, will select winners in each category as well as the Best of Show.  

All two-dimensional artwork must be suitably framed and wired for hanging. Art with “sawtooth hangers” and “clip frames” will not be accepted. Gallery-wrapped canvas paintings or photographs will be accepted. RCAA reserves the right to reject work that is not suitably framed or is not suitable subject matter for public display.

Entry fees are $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers, for up to three entries per artist. The entry fee is nonrefundable and must accompany the entry form.

Entry forms are available at rivercityart.org and must be postmarked by Aug. 30 and mailed to RCAA Fall Show, P.O. Box 3545, Terre Haute, IN 47803.

Entrants are to deliver artwork from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 6. There will be signs to direct artists to the show area. The show will be installed that Friday and judged on Saturday morning.

All supporters of the arts are invited to the show and opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 7 with awards ceremony at 6. Artwork must be picked up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9.

Businesses, civic organizations and other supporters of the arts are invited to join the Terre Haute South Rotary Club as an event sponsor.

Contributors will be listed in all programs and advertising associated with the Fall Art Competition and will be recognized during the awards ceremony.

Donation levels are:

• $100-$199 open donation, helps with funding workshops, printed materials and award recognition prizes.

• $200-$399 first-place award in one of four categories named in the contributor’s honor.

• $400-$599 benefactor, sponsorship of Best of Show or Purchase Award.

• $600 and above: partnership status (business’ logo to be used in all printed materials).

• Individual donation of any amount.     

For donation forms contact RCAA president Todd Stokes at 812-232-0048.

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RCAA’s goals are to enhance and promote the visual arts in and around the Wabash Valley through art exhibits, seminars and workshops.

In conjunction with the Sept. 7 exhibition, RCAA is organizing workshops aimed at educating area Girl Scouts about badges associated with the arts and helping them complete requirements needed to earn the badges.

Girl Scouts interested in the workshops should contact the Girl Scouts Service Center at 812-232-0104. All participants must be accompanied by their troop leader.