AACA to hold adult art show

The Saline Courier - - NEWS - el­[email protected]­ton­courier.com By Elisha Mor­ri­son

The Art As­so­ci­a­tion of Cen­tral Arkansas will hold its an­nual Juried Adult

Art Show start­ing Fri­day and run­ning through Oct. 11 in the atrium of Sa­line Memo­rial Hospi­tal.

“We have got a lot of won­der­ful lo­cal artists,” AACA Pres­i­dent Piper Knut­son said.

She ex­plained AACA is a non­profit group that puts on a few events each year in Cen­tral Arkansas, in­clud­ing the adult show, a Youth Art Show and an Art and Craft Event. It has been around since 1984.

Each year, Knut­son said, AACA chooses a judge who has a de­gree in art.

“The judge has to be flu­ent in new tech­niques, old tech­niques and types of paint,” she said.

The show is open to oil, acrylic and wa­ter color paint­ings by artists 18 and older. Artists can bring their work by the hospi­tal from 2 to 6 p.m. Fri­day and sub­mit it to an AACA mem­ber. En­try is $15 per piece. No en­tries will be sub­mit­ted af­ter 6 p.m. Judg­ing is sched­uled for Satur­day.

The judge will award prizes to the first-, sec­on­dand third-place paint­ings.

Rules and reg­u­la­tions for paint­ings and sub­mis­sions will be avail­able at drop off or by email­ing Knut­son at [email protected] or call­ing 501-349-3593.

Knut­son said the or­ga­ni­za­tion is strict on size re­quire­ments and how a paint­ing must be fin­ished out.

“We want it to look nice and pro­fes­sional,” she said.

Any­one can stop by the hospi­tal atrium dur­ing the show to view the pieces for free.

Knut­son said AACA has been part­ner­ing with the hospi­tal for sev­eral years to put on this and other shows. She likes that it is a place where many peo­ple will get to see the work.

“We like to dis­play art­work where it will get the most foot traf­fic,” she said.

Some of the paint­ings on dis­play will be avail­able for pur­chase dur­ing the show.

Knut­son said AACA is seek­ing spon­sors to help it put on its var­i­ous shows through­out the year. Any per­son or busi­ness in­ter­ested in spon­sor­ing can con­tact Knut­son.

Knut­son hopes to see the com­mu­nity come out and sup­port the artists and see some of the work avail­able in the com­mu­nity.

Spe­cial to The Sa­line Courier

This piece by artist Sarah John­son will be one of many on dis­play dur­ing the Art As­so­ci­a­tion of Cen­tral Arkansas’ Juried Adult Art Show, which will start Fri­day and con­tinue through Oct. 11 in the atrium of Sa­line Memo­rial Hospi­tal.

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