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Opening reception for Appalachian Art Show to be held March 3 at Renaissance Center

staff report • Feb 23, 2013 at 6:09 AM

The 48th Annual Appalachian Art Show will feature 127 entries from 71 artists, six of whom are college students.

The show, sponsored by the Kingsport Art Guild and Eastman Chemical Co., will hang in the Renaissance Center’s second floor Main Gallery, 1200 E. Center St., through March 23.

An opening reception and awards ceremony will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., March 3.

The show will feature collages, portraits, mixed media, landscapes and still lifes, and a mixture of oils, acrylics and pastels, according to show chairman Linda Brown. The collegiate entries are from students at King University, East Tennessee State University and Northeast State Community College.

Entries must be original artwork completed in the past two years and can be in any traditional medium.

Sharon Campbell of South Carolina will serve as juror and judge. Campbell earned her master of fine arts degree from the University of North Carolina, where she minored in art history. She has taught at St. Andrews College, the Greenville County Museum of Art, Furman University, Converse College and the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities.

A $600 prize will be given for Best in Show. Second place is worth $400, and the third-place winner will receive $200, with 10 Awards of Excellence — worth $100 each — to be presented as well. The Collegiate Art Award will earn one college student $500, and that student’s art department will receive the Collegiate Art Department Award of $500.

The Renaissance Center’s Main Gallery is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information about the Kingsport Art Guild, visit www.kingsportartguild.com.

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