The annual Gainesville Area Visual Arts (GAVA) fall exhibit at Santa Fe Depot — showcased on the city’s “Depot Day” of Oct. 12 — will have a theme of “All things Texas.”
All artwork will be original and by local artists, with many paintings and pieces of art for sale. And GAVA representatives will have a children’s exhibit at the depot as well as a booth on the Gainesville square during Depot Day. Also, a raffle at the booth and a silent auction of original art at the depot will provide some additional fun. A children’s art exhibit will also be concurrent with the depot exhibit.
GAVA is an organization for artists, craftsmen and anyone who simply enjoys being creative. Organization members maintain a website containing member’s artwork — and a Facebook site that tells about GAVA’s workshop and demonstration activities, volunteer opportunities and exhibit possibilities.
GAVA’s increased membership is expected to make this year’s show an exciting one. Texas-themed activities may be submitted from GAVA members or non-members. Delivery date for all art entries is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. Those interested in joining the GAVA group may pay their dues at that time.
Contest cash awards (totaling $375) will hopefully draw artists from across the county for the four major winning categories: “Best in Show” and then first, second and third place. Several honorable mention ribbons will also be awarded by juror Virginia Gale Holt, a charter member of the Ardmore Art Guild and a professional portrait and landscape artist and art teacher.
More details are available at www.gainesvilleareavisualarts.org/., or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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