By: Kathy L. Collins


Children ages 4 to 13 are encouraged to enter artwork in Center Place’s Third Annual Children’s Community Art Show. The Show is called, Little Monsters Create. Children may enter artwork using a variety of media including drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry, clay and wood. The show will be on display in the Mook Gallery at Center Place during regular hours, Monday through Friday, during the month of July.


Executive Director for Center Place Dawn Galia said, “It is a wonderful way to showcase the talent of our children in the greater Brandon area. Last year we had over 40 families participate and we hope to have more this year.”


The art show is open to all children in the greater Brandon area. All entries must be submitted between Monday, June 22 and Friday, June 26 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Center Place located at 619 Vonderburg Dr. in Brandon. Children can enter up to three pieces. There is a $5 entrance fee per piece or $10 for three entries. There is a limit of three art pieces per artist.


The show will be judged by a local professional artist. Awards will be presented for first place, second place and third place in the three age categories: ages 4 to 6; ages 7 to 9; and ages 10 to 13. An Artists’ Reception will be held on Thursday, July 23 beginning at 6 p.m. Awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m.


2D artwork (including photography) must be matted, framed or wrapped and wired for hanging. No 2D artwork can be over 16″x20″. 3D pieces must not exceed 12″Hx10″W and may not weigh more than 3 lbs. All artwork must be accompanied by two typed 3×5 index cards which must contain the artist’s name, age, title of the work, and artistic statement.


All artwork must be picked up from Center Place by Thursday, July 30 no later than 5 p.m.


For more information on the Third Annual Children’s Community Art Show, =call 685-8888 or e-mail


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