An artist displays his creations at a booth during a previous IMAGES Art Festival.

An artist displays his creations at a booth during a previous IMAGES Art Festival.

This weekend’s 46th annual IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts in New Smyrna Beach is set to bring some of the top artists in the country to Volusia County.

According to the festival’s coordinator, Nance Koch, IMAGES is a juried art festival.

“Artists have to send in three images of their work plus one of their booth space” starting in October, she said recently. Two judges determine which artists will be accepted into the exhibit.

“We usually get about 600 (applications) for 200 spots,” Koch said. Featured art can include paintings, ceramics, digital art, jewelry, mixed media, photography and sculpture.

The artists’ work is evaluated by a second set of judges at the festival, she said, and $27,500 is allocated for cash prizes to the artists, with a top prize of $6,000.

The festival skipped a

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This weekend’s 46th annual IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts in New Smyrna Beach is set to bring some of the top artists in the country to Volusia County.

According to the festival’s coordinator, Nance Koch, IMAGES is a juried art festival.

“Artists have to send in three images of their work plus one of their booth space” starting in October, she said recently. Two judges determine which artists will be accepted into the exhibit.

“We usually get about 600 (applications) for 200 spots,” Koch said. Featured art can include paintings, ceramics, digital art, jewelry, mixed media, photography and sculpture.

The artists’ work is evaluated by a second set of judges at the festival, she said, and $27,500 is allocated for cash prizes to the artists, with a top prize of $6,000.

The festival skipped a year in 2021 because of the pandemic, and the last show took place in

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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 Statewide

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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 a

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