7 Jan 2020

Competitions 6th Annual Edna Curry/John Bower Exhibition

Bower Center for the ArtsBedford, Virginia, United States

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Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: January 22, 2020 – Bower Center for the Arts’ call for artists to enter our 6th Annual Edna Curry/John Bower Exhibition.

Works will be accepted in numerous media including, but not limited to, painting, drawing, print-making, collage, mixed media mosaics, photography, sculpture, fabric, and glass (stained and fused).

Exhibit dates: February 4 – March 14, 2020.

This exhibition is open to all artists over the age of 18. All entries must be original works (no reproductions) and created by the artists within the past three years and not been in a previous juried or judged exhibit at Bower Center. 2-D artwork must be secured in sturdy frames or gallery-wrap, and wired for hanging (no saw-tooth hangers or loops embedded in cardboard backing). Photographs should to be mounted, if rippling shows they may be rejected.

Tracy Budd “Painting Basics and Beyond”.

My work is a creative evolution of what I see, how I feel, and where I’ve been. I am most attracted to strong shapes, and interesting imagery that becomes my vehicle for drawing, pouring, scraping, and texturizing in the layers of my acrylic paintings. My love for organic imagery and design keeps me arranging and re-arranging shape, form, color, and line until I’m satisfied. I love acrylic paint for its watercolor-like tendencies and the heavier oil-like texture I can achieve. Deciding my emphasis, editing, and adding to a composition, enables me to express more purely my intent in paint. My goal is to begin with an idea but be open to respond to the painting as it is progressing, constantly lifting, adding, and participating in the creative moment… see more

Best in Show: $750 and a solo exhibition
2nd Place: $400
3rd Place: $200
3 or more Awards of Merit: $75 each

$30 entry fee for up to 3 works of art – make check payable to Bower Center and enclose with entry form.


All art may be for sale. Artist is responsible for providing correct pricing, entry lists and identification labels. Bower Center will retain a 30% commission from the sales of art sold.

The Bower Center for the Arts is an innovative regional Central Virginia Arts and Cultural Center, promoting the unique cultural narrative of the region and its creative economy by developing and offering arts, cultural and community programs. We are the cultural center of visual and performing arts, education, community engagement and personal enrichment, promoting inclusivity and diversity and contribute to a high quality of life for the community.

Bower Center for the Arts
305 N Bridge St
Bedford VA 24523
t: (540) 586-4235

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb and Open to U.S. Artists Only. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, and Sales.

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