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Appalachian Art Show returns for its 49th year

Entertainment Staff • Feb 24, 2014 at 9:44 AM

The Kingsport Art Guild’s 49th Appalachian Art Show will open Sunday, Feb. 23 and run through March 27 in the main gallery of the Kingsport Renaissance Center.

The annual show, open to artists age 16 and older, will be juried and judged by Enid Williams, a native of Texas and current art instructor at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, S.C.

An opening reception and awards ceremony will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., March 2 at the gallery. This year’s Best in Show winner will earn $600. Second place will be awarded $400, and third place will receive $200. Ten Awards of Excellence winners will get $100 each.

Williams moved from Texas to Ohio in 1990 and began her art studies at the University of Toledo. After completing her undergraduate work, she was accepted into the Arts Program at Kent State University. Her graduate work consisted of an extensive study in painting with an emphasis on contemporary issues and theory. Her current work explores the tenuous and temporal nature of perceptual experience as it relates to the viewer’s understanding of pictorial space. It is featured in both private and public collections. She has been the recipient of many awards, most recently the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2012. She teaches painting, drawing, design and printmaking at Greenville Technical College.

Renaissance gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Admission is free.

For more information about the Appalachian Art Show, visit www.kingsportartguild.com or call 246-1227.

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