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Applicants sought for Adirondacks art show

WESTPORT -Applications are now available for the Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks 24th Annual Traveling Art Shows and competition for the Cover Art of the 2011 - 2012 Northern Adirondack Arts Directory. This directory celebrates its 31st year of distribution of arts services and information.

The Cover Art Show will be held at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts with an Opening Reception Friday, March 11, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The deadline for entries is Friday, March 4.

Work can be dropped off at LPCA in Lake Placid on Tuesdays through Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m., or at The Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks at The Westport Heritage House in Westport.

Please call ACNA at 962-8778 before Monday, Feb. 28, to make arrangements to drop off work in Westport.

All awards and exhibits are open to any artist or craftsperson living in the Adirondack region, except the Directory Cover Competition. An artist must be a resident or summer resident of Essex or Southern Franklin counties to be eligible for the Cover Art Award.

All media will be accepted, including photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, fiber, ceramics, woodcrafts, jewelry, prints and constructions. All work must be for sale, and must be portable and easily photographed. The 2011 first prize (purchase of the Cover Artwork) is $600. A Best in Show award of $100 is open to all artists. Applications are available by calling the ACNA office at 962-8778, or email info@artsnorth.org.

The Juror for The 2011 Cover Art Show is Emily Phillips, artist and painting/collections conservator from Willsboro. Approximately 50 pieces will be selected, which will comprise the two traveling arts shows. These exhibits travel throughout a four county region for eight months until December 2011. They are mounted for three to six weeks in various locations including (but not limited to) The Lake Placid Center for the Arts, The Depot Theatre Gallery in Westport, The Hancock House in Ticonderoga, Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake, The Clinton County Government Center in Plattsburgh, The Adirondack History Center in Elizabethtown, The Goff-Nelson Memorial Library in Tupper Lake, Champlain National Bank branch offices, and other various galleries and restaurants.

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