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Honeywell gearing up for Nine County Art Show

Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2011

WABASH, Ind. – The Honeywell Center, in cooperation with sponsors Robert and Ines Gillespie and the Wabash County Arts Council, is gearing up for its 18th annual Nine County Art Show next month and is in search of participants.

Artists in Cass, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Huntington, Kosciusko, Miami, Wabash and Whitley counties are encouraged to submit their work for possible exhibition in the Honeywell Center’s Clark Gallery Feb. 9 through March 7.

“This is a time to draw attention to the extraordinary talent of our regional residents,” said Andrea Zwiebel, Clark Gallery Manager at the Honeywell Center. “I am always impressed with the amount of great work this event draws; I wish we could accept every piece entered.”

The show’s entry guidelines include:

* An artist may enter no more than three pieces
* Each entry must have a frame and a hanging device
* Artwork must be original; no reproductions allowed.
* Works that have previously accepted in the show may not be entered again
* All media, except crafts and photographs, will be accepted.

All artwork must be submitted between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Mon., Feb. 7 to the Honeywell Center gymnasium, 275 W. Market Street in downtown Wabash.  An entry form needs to be completed and submitted at that time, and can be found online at www.honeywellcenter.org or in the Honeywell Center’s box office.  Late entries will not be accepted.

The art will be judged after 3 p.m. on Feb. 7 and the judges will then decide which pieces will be accepted for display.  The Nine County Art Show requires a $20 entry free regardless of the number of pieces submitted.  Refunds will not be made if the artwork is not selected for display in the Clark Gallery.

“The show offers several categories and prizes, including a Best of Show award and first through third cash prizes for paintings, drawings and other art forms, such as textile, sculpture and printmaking,” Zwiebel said.

A public reception of the art takes place on Mon., March 7 at 6 p.m.  Refreshments will be served and awards will be given to winning artists.  If you are interested in attending, you can RSVP to Andrea Zwiebel by calling 260-563-1102 or az@honeywellcenter.org.

The Clark Gallery is open to the public every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Artwork on display may be purchased through the box office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon. through Fri.  The Center is closed on all major holidays.