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Cottonwood Heights Journal

Fine Arts in Holladay City

Feb 06, 2015 12:19PM ● By Tammy Nakamura

“Dragonfly”—one of the winners in last year’s Fine Arts Show.

It’s the seventh year for the Fine Arts Show sponsored by the Holladay Arts Council. But this year, amateurs won’t have to compete against professionals, as they have in the past.

“There will be Best of Show winners in the amateur and professional categories,” Arts Council Chair Tina Rowell said.

The show has several categories:  oils and acrylics, charcoal, pastel and pencil drawings, watercolors, photography and a youth category.

The art can be no larger than 58 x 58 inches. Each artist may enter up to three pieces. The first piece costs $12 to enter, and subsequent pieces are $6 each.

There will be cash prizes for first, second and third in each division. The amount of the prize will depend on how much revenue is generated by the entry fee. 

The artists come from all over for this opportunity. So far, 145 people have registered to participate.

“For the artists, it’s more important to them that their art is seen than winning a prize. We offer the show to give people in the community a chance to show their work that otherwise would really not have the opportunity,” Rowell said.

The show will be in the basement of City Hall, 4580 South 2300 East on Feb. 13, 14, 20 and 21. There is an opening reception Feb. 13 and an awards ceremony on Feb.  21.   

Both events will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The jazz band, The Mark Chaney Trio, will play both nights, and there will be light refreshments.