Second Annual Ozark Artery Art Show Competition November 29

Ozark Artery, in partnership with The Yellow House, is set to host its Second Annual Ozark Artery Art Show Competition. Entries for the show will be accepted Nov. 29, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Yellow House, located at 209 W. Trish Knight St. in West Plains. All mediums are welcome by artists of all ages, but youth entries will not be judged in a separate division. Work must be original, no kits and no copies.
The cost to enter is $8.00 for one piece and $5.00 for additional pieces, with a limit of three pieces. Cash prizes will be awarded, including a $100 grand prize offered by a local donor. No saw-tooth hangers, all pieces must be wired for hanging. In the case of 3D works, suitable display equipment must be provided by the artist. Organizers reserve the right to reject any work for any reason. 
The show will be open for viewing during Yellow House events through Jan. 10, including an arts and crafts show scheduled for Dec. 2 and from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Dec. 6, 13 and 20. A reception will be held Dec. 2 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. when winners will be announced. The reception will be free and open to the public.
Artists are encouraged to offer their work for sale, but it is not a requirement. For those who do price their pieces, images of the work along with the asking price will be posted on the Ozark Artery Facebook page with the artist's permission. A 20 percent commission will be collected from sales, with 10 percent going to The Artery and 10 percent going to The Yellow House to help cover expenses for the show and use of the facility. Both organizations are not-for-profit.
Officials with Ozark Artery say that since the first show they hosted last November, they have hosted four other events this year which they deem successful, with many first-time artists showing their work along with established artists from the community. They add that the Artery's mission is to encourage creativity and give local artists and artisans another outlet for artistic expression, hopefully enabling them to sell more of their work, including to a wider audience. For more information, see 'Ozark Artery' on Facebook or email ozarkarteryinfo@gmail.com.
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