The Marshall Regional Arts Council is gearing up for its annual Juried Art Show competition and fundraiser, with art for the show officially on display at the Marshall Place Gallery.

The shows reception will be held July 22 at the gallery at 1300 E. Pinecrest Dr., from 4 to 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public to attend.

Contestants were able to submit art in four categories this year for the competition according to event planner Patty Lovelace with the MRAC, one more than the competition has held previously.

Categories include one medium, mixed media, photography and 3D. A first through third place award will be awarded in each category by judges. Also during the event community members will be able to vote for their choice for the people’s choice award.

A silent auction featuring work from artists participating in the show will also be going on

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Thedford Art Guild annual show now accepting entries from adults, youths

Holly Carlini, director at Prairie Arts Center with her People’s Choice Award she won at the Thedford Art Guild’s Open Show July, 2020




THEDFORD — The Thedford Art Guild will host its competitive open show June 29 to July 25 at the Thedford Art Gallery, north of the courthouse on Highway 2, in Thedford.

“This is the major fundraiser for our gallery,” said Bridget Licking, president of TAG.

The show has art, photography and 3-D work categories for both adults and youth. Each category will have first through third place winners.

The artist whose work is awarded overall best of show will have their work displayed for a month in the Kiewett Room of the Thedford Art Gallery.

Entries for adults are $5 each, and youth 12 and younger are $2.

Entries are due at the Thedford Art Gallery by

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Earlier this spring, Kellogg Community College hosted an annual Student Art Exhibition featuring 97 works from nearly 50 students currently in art, photography, multimedia and graphic design programs.

Three of them were local students and all earned an honorable mention in the show — Jacob Taylor of Coldwater, Rachelle Hawks of Union City and Kristen Lehman of Bronson.

Jacob Taylor

Taylor, graduated from Coldwater High School in 2020 and about the same time, he started using a camera more seriously.

“My interests in photography spiked when we had that weird sun last year when the California fires smoke distorted the way the sun looked,” Taylor said.

Maybe it also helped the his girlfriend, Alli, is also an artist herself who mostly does paintings.

“The thing that drew me to photography is the fact that you’re not necessarily creating anything, but instead you are changing a person’s perception of the

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