Friendship Art Club preps for Fall Art Show and Sale Sept. 30

August finds the Friendship Art Club finalizing plans for the Fall Art Show and Sale. The show will be at the Lytle Community Center, Saturday, September 30.
Although there are numerous improvements, many favorite activities remain unchanged. Local schools are cordially invited to submit art work for the Student Art Show. The show features work from Natalia Junior High School, Devine Junior High School, Lytle Junior High School and Somerset Junior High School. Participating high schools include Devine, Natalia, Lytle and Somerset. Space is limited, so the club is unable to include other talented schools. Dale Andrews co-ordinates this event and will be in touch with participating schools.
Students not only compete for individual awards but for the school wide Community Excellence Award. Last year’s High School award was presented to Lytle High School and the Junior High School award was presented to Lytle Junior High School. Community Excellence Awards are based on points accrued according to number of entries and over all ribbons. Last year’s best of show was awarded to Lytle High School student, Madeline Gaylor. Information will be made available to art teachers as soon as possible.
Many local artists participate in the Fall Art Show. Booth applications are now available. Members rate for booths is $25 and non-member rate is $30. Please remember that space is limited so apply soon. Please call Jane Brown, show chairwoman, 210-415-2546.
Items for the raffle are being collected. Contributions to the raffle and the sale of tickets go to support club promotion of art and art education throughout the community. Many scholarships have been made available to local high school seniors in the past.
Show participants are given the opportunity to enter samples of their art work in the art competition. Artists may enter as many as four pieces. The entry fee per piece is $10. The competition is judged by a qualified independent judge. The judging is held Friday, September 29. The results are displayed the following day at the show and sale.
In addition to the judged competition, the show attendees are invited to participate in a People’s Choice Award. Various pieces throughout the show and in the judged competition will be participating. Each visitor will be given a ballot upon which they may vote for their favorite piece. Ballots will be counted and the winner announced at the end of the show. Hopefully, visitors will be encouraged to examine the art work more carefully and enjoy voting for their favorite piece.
Booth set up will begin at 10:00 am on Friday, September 29 and must be completed by 2:00 pm. The show is open to the public from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 30.