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Ava Art Guild's Annual Spring Art Show, Monthly Workshop

The Ava Art Guild will once again be hosting their annual Spring Art Show. It will run from May 29 through June 2 and be open to the public10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily with free admission.

This has been a great annual event for many years and is shaping up to be another wonderful art show.

The deadline to enter art is May 28 by 4 p.m.

This show is open to all types of art (must be family friendly) with low entry fees. Adult entry fee is $3 and junior entries are $1.50. There are categories for adults and junior (under 18). Categories include but not limited to: oil painting, acrylic painting, pastel, watercolor, drawing, 3-D art, graphic art, photography and many more. All hanging art must have a wire hanger (no sawtooth hangers).


Judges Choice – all entries will be judged by a qualified judge and this prize will be a ribbon and cash award.

People’s Choice – all entries will have the chance to be voted on by visitors to the show with adult and junior prizes awarded. Prize is a ribbon and cash award.

Ribbons for 1st through 3rd places in each category.

All entries must be at the gallery no later than 4 p.m. on May 28. They can be brought to the gallery before the deadline date. The show director has the right to refuse any entry she does not feel is appropriate for the venue.

For non-members all entries need to be picked up on or about Monday, June 4. Members are encouraged to continue to display items, and may sell items with 10 percent going to support the gallery. Items do not have to be for sale to be displayed.

This is a great opportunity to show your art in a local venue that will be seen by visitors to the gallery.

On Saturday, May 19, the Ava Art Guild will conduct an art workshop to introduce attendees to a new form of art that is presented by an artist. This month the attendees will be learning beading from Kathleen Skkema. Social time starts at 1 p.m., a short business meeting at 1:30 and the workshop starts at 2 p.m. All supplies are provided by the Art Guild and everyone is welcome.

If you have any questions feel free to email: avaartguild@ or call 417-294-0755. Check out our website for information and find them on Facebook.