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Submissions due by Feb. 21 for ECTC art contest

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Juried show open to high school students

By Kelly Cantrall

High school students can enter the 2012 Juried Art Contest at the local community college this year.

The 2012 Juried Art Contest sponsored by the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College’s “The Heartland Review” is taking submissions.

The contest will split into two categories, one for students and one for artists in general. Themes for the pieces are inspired by natural elements, and nature, environmentalism, natural materials, the body, urbanism, identity and responses to modernity are possible themes.

Rachel Ray, an art history instructor and Morrison Gallery coordinator, said ECTC decided to add the high school contest partially as a recruitment effort because they are growing their studio art program.

“We’re looking for creative talent in the local community,” Ray said.

For a contribution of $10, which goes to the journal and contest, artists can submit three pieces of any medium, created after the summer of 2010. The submission deadline is Feb. 21. The submissions must include the fee in the form of a check or money order made to “The Heartland Review,” a JPEG image of the piece, an artist’s statement that shouldn’t exceed a page, and identification of the work that includes the artist’s name and phone number, and the work’s title, medium, dimension and value.

First-place winners in the high school category receives $125, second place receives $75 and third place receives $50. In the general category, first place receives $250, second place $150 and third place receives $75. The winners are announced at a reception in April.

The pieces will be part of an exhibit in the Morrison Gallery in the Administration Building from March 19 to April 5.

The submissions can be sent to Mick Kennedy at mick.kennedy@KCTCS.edu with “Heartland Art” as the subject and the fees can be mailed to the college, addressed “THR Art Contest, c/o Mick Kennedy.”

Kelly Cantrall can be reached at (270) 505-1747 or kcantrall@thenewsenterprise.com.