By MEG HERNDON | Staff Writer

COLUMBIANA – The Shelby County Arts Council will open its 2022 Adult Juried Art Exhibit gallery on Thursday, Jan. 6 from 6-8 p.m.

The free exhibit, which will be open until Thursday, Feb. 3, is comprised of art that was submitted by artists from across the state. The art show’s juror, Terry Strickland, a realistic, contemporary figure painter, determined which pieces of art made it in to the show and which did not.

On the opening night of the gallery, winners will be announced for “Best in” for each artwork category as well as a winner for “Best in Show”.

Artwork categories include: drawing, painting, photography, 3D and mixed media.

Winners of the “Best in” categories will win $250 each and the “Best in Show” winner will receive a $750 cash prize.

The Shelby County Arts Council is also accepting submissions for its

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Art lovers galore attended the Marshall Regional Arts Council annual Juried Art Show reception Thursday night at the Marshall Place Art Gallery.

The show welcomed local art of all kinds including photography, single medium art, 3D art and mixed medium art. Top three winners were given in each category as well as a People’s Choice award winner.

Marshall Regional Arts Council (MRAC) also hosted its annual membership drive at the event which was sponsored in part by the Texas Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, the Armstrong Foundation and the Pole Foundation.

The nonprofit’s mission is to provide quality arts and humanities performances to all citizens of Harrison, Marion, Panola Counties and beyond.

At the juried art show, crowds gathered to walk through the Marshall Place Art Gallery, formerly known as Marshall Mall. While partaking of snacks and beverages, aesthetes were able to look at

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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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Art Barn School of Art hosts juried art exhibition

The Art Barn School of Art is hosting its 27th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, which runs through July 8.


Joseph S. Pete



The Art Barn School of Art is hosting its 27th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, which runs through July 8.

More than 80 aspiring and established artists from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio submitted 198 entries for the group exhibition. The jurors selected 90 artworks that include paintings, drawings, pastels, photography, and mixed media works.

The juried exhibition is one of the many events Art Barn is hosting to celebrate the 100th anniversary of founder Jan Sullivan.

“We are proud to continue the longstanding tradition of our late founder Jan Sullivan. In honor of Jan’s 100th birthday, we dedicate this year’s exhibition and celebration to her. In June we are kicking off a yearlong tribute to Jan Sullivan and her contribution to the arts in the region,” said

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