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Staples Rotary Art Show calling for entries

Pre-registrations are being accepted for the 50th annual Staples Rotary Arts Show on May 16-17 in the lobby of Centennial Auditorium in Staples.

For pre-registration or to have a brochure mailed, call Marci Lord at 218-894-5400, ext. 3011, or email Exhibits will be accepted from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 15.

Artists may exhibit their work or enter it for juried competition. Exhibited art may also be for sale.

There is no limit to the number of items artists may exhibit in the non-juried portion of the art show and there is no fee for non-juried items.

Juried exhibits are limited to six items in each class. Recognition ribbons will be awarded and no entry fee will be charged.

The 2014 Photography Theme Category is “Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews.”

The other categories are:

Art, including all types of original paintings or drawings; General Crafts, featuring pottery, decoupage, ceramics, sculptures, jewelry, collages, metalwork; Fibrous Craft, including all needlework, quilting, sewing; Wood Craft, featuring carvings, wood sculpture, objects made substantially of wood products; Photography-black and white, any subject; Photography-storytelling, photo or group of photos that depict a story; Photography-nature, animals, landscape, featuring scenes of water, land, vegetation, trees, wild or domestic animals, and/or buildings; Photography-human interest featuring, adults, children, people of other cultures; and Photography-abstract, fine art.

Photography may be enhanced if done by the exhibitor. Photos need not be framed, must be a minimum of 8 inches by 10 inches and a maximum of approximately 16 inches by 20 inches.

A regional student art show will also be held in conjunction with the adult show.

The show will be open to the public from noon to 9 p.m. Friday, May 16, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, May 17. Area artists will demonstrate their art Saturday afternoon.

Artists may pick up their exhibits from 7-8 p.m. Saturday.

School groups may tour the show Friday, May 16.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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