River City Art Association and host sponsor First Financial Bank invite Wabash Valley artists to enter RCAA’s 11th Annual Juried Exhibition to be featured in the bank’s main branch at Sixth Street and Wabash Avenue.
The exhibition opens during First Friday events on Aug. 2 in downtown Terre Haute. A reception is scheduled 6 to 8 p.m. in the bank lobby with an awards ceremony at 6:30. Artwork will remain on display for viewing during regular banking hours through Aug. 29. Winning artwork will be featured again in a September show in the bank’s Springhill branch.
The competition is open to Indiana and Illinois artists age 18 and older. Art must be entirely original, completed within the last three years, and not previously entered in a juried RCAA exhibition.
Juror Chester Burton, senior instructor in the department of art and design at Indiana State University, will select winners in five categories as well as the Best of Show.
First-, second- and third-place and honorable mention prizes will be awarded in drawing (includes ink, pencil, pastel, printmaking), painting (includes watercolor, oil, acrylic, encaustic), photography/digital art, ceramics/glass (includes shattered, fused and etched glass) and mixed media (includes wood, metal, fabric/thread and three-dimensional artwork).
The Artists’ Choice Award will be determined from votes by participating artists attending the reception, and the People’s Choice Award, from votes by guests at the reception and bank patrons visiting the exhibition through Aug. 29.
An entry form and a printed prospectus also will be available at The Golden Frame at 509 E. Voorhees St. in Terre Haute.
Entry fees are $20 for RCAA and Wabash Valley Art Guild members, $30 for nonmembers and $15 for students (with valid student ID) for up to three entries per artist.
The nonrefundable fee (and copy of student ID) must accompany an entry form and either mailed to RCAA 11th Annual Exhibition, P.O. Box 3605, Terre Haute, IN 47803 or dropped off at The Golden Frame by July 20.
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.
Entrants are to deliver their artwork between noon and 5 p.m. July 31 using the west entrance to the bank, and bring easels to display their work. Art/artist identification tags must be attached to the back or bottom of each piece.
Artists must pick up their work between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Aug. 29.