Call to artists for ‘Remembering 9/11’ art competition

Artwork from the inaugural Remembering 9/11 art competition is seen hanging at Brandon Gallery, September 2016. Lucette Moramarco photo

FALLBROOK – The second annual “Remembering 9/11” exhibition and competition invites artists to create a patriotic-themed work of art, honoring the military, veterans, first responders and “Our Country”. It is sponsored by Fallbrook Propane Gas Company.

The exhibition will be held at Brandon Gallery Sept. 2 through Sept. 29. The artwork will be judged by the community. The People’s Choice Award can be voted on Sept. 2 through Sept. 10 at the gallery. A reception will be held Sunday, Sept. 10 when the winners will be announced and awards presented.

The competition is open to everyone. The artwork may be created in any medium. Two-dimensional work only may be no larger than 32 inches on any side, including frame, and weigh no more than 20 lbs. Wire hangers only, with ends wrapped for safety. Entry fee: $25 for one entry, $20 for second entry. Entry fees will benefit the local VFW post 1924.

Cash awards are: first place – $300, second place – $200, and third place – $100. Two additional awards of $75 each – The Encouragement Factor and the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce – will be presented by Phyllis Sweeney.

A very special award will be presented by the sponsor. The “Merrill Everett Award” will be presented in memory of Merrill Everett, the former president of Fallbrook Propane Gas Company who passed in March. The cash award is $350 and Fallbrook Propane Gas Company will choose the winning piece.

Artwork must be delivered to Brandon Gallery on Saturday, Aug. 26 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Brandon Gallery is
located at 105 N. Main Avenue.

Prospectus and entry form can be picked up at Fallbrook Propane Gas Co., Brandon Gallery (or downloaded from fallbrookbrandongallery.org), Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce (or downloaded from fallbrookchamberofcommere.org), or requested by email.

For information or to register, call Anita Kimzey at (714) 222-2462 (cell) or (760) 760-731-0277 (home) or email: register@fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

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