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Staples Rotary Art Show calling for entries

Pre-registrations are now being accepted for the 48th Annual Staples Rotary Arts Show April 26-28 in the lobby of Centennial Auditorium in Staples. A new category this year is Abstract Photography. This joins the two photography classes that were...

Pre-registrations are now being accepted for the 48th Annual Staples Rotary Arts Show April 26-28 in the lobby of Centennial Auditorium in Staples.

A new category this year is Abstract Photography. This joins the two photography classes that were changed last year - Nature and Human Interest.

For pre-registration or to have a brochure mailed, call Jim Hofer at (218) 894-1152 or e-mail jmjhofer@gmail.com . Exhibits will be accepted from 3:45-8 p.m. Thursday, April 26.

Artists may exhibit their work or enter it for juried competition. Exhibited art may also be for sale.

There is no limit to the number of items artists may exhibit in the non-juried portion of the art show and there is no fee for non-juried items.

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Juried exhibits are limited to six items in each class. Recognition ribbons will be awarded and no entry fee will be charged.

The seven divisions are:

--Art, including all types of original paintings

--General Crafts, featuring pottery, decoupage, ceramics, sculptures, jewelry, collages.

--Fibrous Craft, including all needlework, quilting, sewing.

--Photography - nature, animals, landscape, featuring scenes of water, land, vegetation, trees, wild or domestic animals, and/or buildings.

--Photography - human interest. featuring, adults, children, people of other cultures.

--Photography - abstract.

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--Wood Craft, featuring carvings, wood sculpture, objects made substantially of wood products.

A regional student art show will also be held in conjunction with the adult show. Schools in the Freshwater Education District are invited to participate. Those schools include Staples Motley, Bertha Hewitt, Browerville, Eagle Valley, Henning, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Pillager and Verndale.

The show will be open to the public from noon to 8 p.m., Friday, April 27, and 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Artists may pick up their exhibits from 4:45-6 p.m. Saturday.

School groups may tour the show Friday, April 27.

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