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STUDENTS INVITED TO ENTER ART, POETRY AND CRAFTS IN SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL
Students from Webster Parish are invited to enter the annual Children’s Art, Poetry and Craft Contest, which will involve a month long exhibition at City Art Works.
“Showing kids what art is all about and giving them an opportunity to be involved in the arts, is really the heart beat of Cultural Crossroads and our annual Spring Art Festival,” said Leslie Coyle, art contest chairman. “Kids as little as pre-schoolers and as mature as near-graduates have a moment every year where a whole festival is dedicated to their art work- and I think that is awesome.”
There is no entry fee and each student is allowed to enter up to three pieces in each of the three areas of original art, poetry or craft item. The entered pieces must have been completed in the last year, from May 2011 to the present.
In the student art contest, students in public, private or homeschools in grades K-12 can enter in their division (grouped by grade levels) and among more than seven categories. Categories include pencil and/or crayon, watercolors, paintings (oils, acrylics, or pastels), mixed medium, collages, 3D (sculptures) and photography. All entries must be matted. NO FRAMES. An index card with the following information must accompany all entries: student’s name, grade, school, title and a contact phone number.
In the student poetry contest, students in kindergarten through twelfth grade can enter up to three entries in their division and in one category. All poems must be typed and presented on a matted sheet. Construction paper of any color is allowed. An index card with the following information must accompany all entries: student’s name, grade, school, title and a contact phone number.
In the student craft contest, students first through twelfth can enter in their grade division and in more than four categories. Categories include crochet, knitting, looming and macramé, needlepoint, cross stitch and tatting, embroidery and corking and hand quilting. An index card with the following information must accompany all entries: student’s name, grade, school, title and a contact phone number.
All entries will be exhibited at City Art Works in downtown Minden during the month of April leading up the Spring Arts Festival to be held at the Farm on Saturday, April 28.
Once mounted, the exhibit will be open to the public beginning Tuesday, April 10 and run until the end of the month. Outside professional judges will judge the entire collection with only the winning pieces to be exhibited at the Spring Arts Festival on Saturday, April 28. Ribbons for each category and division will be awarded to first, second, third and fourth place winners. Best of Show and first Place winners will receive ribbons and medals. An awards ceremony will be scheduled during the Saturday festivities.
Scores from all the winners in each of the contests, including the Great Talent Search and art compitions, will be used to determine the “Most Talented Student in Webster Parish” and the “Most Talented School in Webster Parish.” Last year’s recipient of the “Most Talented School” went to Glenbrook School.
Entries must be hand delivered to City ArtWorks on Main Street in downtown Minden between 3 p.m. and 6p.m. on Friday, April 6 or between 9 a.m. and noon on Saturday, April 7. Special arrangements to enter can also be made by calling the chairman, Leslie Coyle at 318 422-9660 or emailing Mrs. Coyle at email@example.com.
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