Are you an artist that would like to show off your art? Now is the time! The Ava Art Guild is having their Spring Art Show and now is the time to get your art entered.
The Ava Art Guild has been a non-profit organization in Ava promoting art and artists for over 35 years. It is an all volunteer organization that holds two art shows a year and it time for another show.
Ava Art Guild will hold its annual Spring Art Show, showcasing art from the Ozarks in many mediums and categories. Deadline will be Memorial Day May 30. The gallery will be open to receive entries from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with no entries taken after 4 p.m. People can bring items for the show to the gallery before the entry deadline.
There are categories for all types of art with beginner, intermediate and advanced and junior (under 18) will be judged separately. Entry fees are $3 per item for adults and $1.50 per item for junior entries. All types of art are welcome (must be family friendly) including but not limited to paintings, drawing, 3-D, mixed media, photography and much more.
All framed art must have wire hanger, no sawtooth hangers.
Ribbons will be given in all categories and there will be a Judge’s Choice with a cash prize and People’s Choice for adults and junior with a cash prize.
Show will be held June 1 to June 11. The gallery is open Tuesday- Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., free and open to the public to browse the art show and vote for your favorite.
The show is held at the Art Gallery, 303 E. Washington Ave., across from the Douglas County Herald.
The Art Guild holds monthly workshops giving attendees a chance to try out a new types of art while being led by area artists. All workshops are held the second Saturday of the month with social time at 1 p.m., business meeting at 1:30 and workshop at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome and all supplies are provided by the Art Guild.
Membership is not required to attend workshops but as a member you can display and sell your art in the gallery, receive a monthly newsletter, hold a personal exhibition of art in the gallery and other benefits. Membership is $10 a year for adults and $5 a year for under 18.
For more information call 417-683-1129, or avaartguild.yahoo. com or avaartguild.org.