Art competition begins Nov. 9

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By Ellen Davis, Temple College

Students from colleges and high schools in central Texas are invited to submit entries for the 36th annual Central Texas Art Competition and Exhibition, which will be held at Temple College Nov. 14 through Dec. 1.

The competition is sponsored by Altrusa International of Temple and the Temple South Rotary Club, and is coordinated by the Temple College Visual Arts Department.

“The goal of this competition is to encourage and challenge the student artists of Central Texas and to provide cash awards to outstanding artists,” said Michael Donahue, chair of the Temple College Visual Arts Department. “We appreciate the continued generous support of this educational opportunity by Altrusa and Temple South Rotary.”

The competition will offer six $100 Awards of Excellence and two $50 Honorable Mention Awards in each division. It will be juried by O. Rufus Lovett, who teaches photography at Kilgore College and is a nationally recognized artist.

Work accepted for the competition includes original paintings, photography, ceramics, sculpture, drawings, prints and jewelry. Entries must be dropped off in person Nov. 9 or Nov. 10 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the gallery of the Visual Arts Complex, 2101 S. 5th St., in Temple. Identification cards that must be attached to each entry may be downloaded at

This year’s exhibition will open in the gallery of the Temple College Visual Arts Department on Saturday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. with an artist’s reception and presentation of awards. Entries may be picked up Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.