With Arts & Entertainment Editor Kathy L. Collins

The Brandon League of Fine Arts (BLFA) has issued a Call To Artists for Artworks 2017. This is a juried show which is open to all area artists who wish to submit original art that has been completed since September 2014. There is over $1,000 in prize money available.

Both traditional 2D work and 3D work in media such as fiber, ceramics, metal, jewelry, glass and wood are accepted. 2D work must not exceed 40 inches in any dimension and must be framed and wired for hanging. 3D work must not exceed 18″Hx10″Wx12″D and not weigh more than three pounds.

New this year is the submission process. Artists are asked to bring their work, one or two pieces, to Center Place on Tuesday, September 5 between 10 a.m. and 12 Noon. The judge will select those pieces that have been accepted into the show starting at 1 p.m. Artists will be notified by approximately 3 p.m. whether their work has been accepted.

The chosen artwork will be on display in the Mook Gallery at Center Place of Brandon during the month of September. A reception and awards ceremony will take place at Center Place on Thursday, September 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The entry fee for BLFA members is $25 for one entry and $35 for two. For non-members of BLFA, the entry fee is $35 for one piece and $45 for two.
Sue Downes Allen is chairman of Artworks 2017. Allen said, “This year, the distinguished judge is award winning Plant City artist, Phyllis Duggar Alexandroff, who is widely known as the former Supervisor of Middle and Secondary Art and Humanities for Hillsborough County Public Schools. She is retired now and is a successful mixed media artist.” Allen said. Contact sueallenart@verizon.net or call 681-3589.

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