Art competition open to high school seniors

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(Posted Dec. 31, 2020)

The deadline to submit entries for the annual Kurt Lattimer Aspiring Artist Award is Jan. 17.

The competition is open to students from Madison County who are slated to complete their high school education this academic year. The award commemorates the life of Kurt Lattimer, a local artist.

“We believe this community has many young, talented individuals who need something to motivate and inspire them to express themselves in a positive way by sharing their God-given talents,” explain the award’s organizers. “We hope this will challenge students to continue to share their talents and promote the arts in Madison County for years to come.”

Applicants must submit an application form along with an 11×14-inch or 16×20-inch painting (watercolor, acrylic, oil, or pastel), or drawing (graphite pencil, charcoal, or pen and ink). Entries must be framed under glass or stretched canvas, wired for hanging, and suitable for public display. Entries should be dropped off at the London Arts Center, 121 E. First St., London, by Jan. 17. Works should represent what the student “dreams for their future.”

All artwork will be on display and open for public viewing through free exhibit(s) at local venue(s). A group of local artists will judge the entries and choose three winners. The first-place winner will receive $1,000 and an opportunity to display his or her work as part of a mural to share in the community. The second-place winner will receive $250. The third-place winner will receive $100.

To watch a video presentation about the award, listen to a radio interview podcast, or download an entry form, visit https://londonvisualartsguild.org.

Anyone who would like to support the award with a donation can make checks payable to “London Visual Arts Guild,” mark “Kurt Lattimer Aspiring Artist Award” in the memo line, and send them to: London Visual Arts Guild, P.O. Box 362, London, OH 43140.

For more information, contact: Mick Harris, MayfordHarris@yahoo.com or (740) 908-3103; or Kim Lattimer-Reeder, artistkrl@icloud.com or (740) 506-2198.

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