Calling all artists!
Plan now to participate in the Kingsport Art Guild’s annual Fun Fest Art Show, which will be presented July 8, 2018 through July 30, 2018, at the Renaissance Center Art Gallery in Kingsport, TN. Artists ages 14 and up may enter the exhibit and Kingsport Art Guild membership is NOT required.
For the first time this year, the Fun Fest Art Show entries will be accepted and processed online at the Kingsport Art Guild website, www.kingsportartguild.com or at www.funfest.net. The entry deadline will be June 22, 2018. Entry guidelines will be posted online and entry fees will be processed online as well. Show awards will include Best in Show, $400, Second Place, $300, Third Place, $200, Awards of Excellence, $50 each, Student Award of Excellence, $50 each, and a Celebrate Kingsport Award of $100 for artwork that best represents the essence of Kingsport.
The 2018 Fun Fest judge will be award-winning Tennessee portrait and landscape artist Dawn Whitelaw. For over 25 years, Whitelaw taught basic principles of oil painting as an adjunct instructor at David Lipscomb University. Currently, she teaches workshops nationally. Her awards include the Certificate of Merit for her portrait at the National Portrait Convention in 1991, Best of Show at the Portrait Society of America in Washington D.C. and the Award of Excellence in the Oil Painters of America exhibition in 2002. In 2010 Whitelaw was one of ten American women artists invited to participate in the “Inspiring Figures” exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art.
For more information, visit the Kingsport Art Guild website at www.kingsportartguild.com