High school students invited to enter art competition

By | January 5, 2019 7:46 am

Public, private and home-schooled high school aged students are eligible to enter the Reba Bacon Memorial High School Art Competition with an approved entry form.  The Cumberland Art Society, 186A S. Walnut Ave., Cookeville has sponsored this annual event for 41 years.

Any student that is in grade 9-12 may submit one entry per category BUT a teacher, principal, instructor, or parent MUST SPONSOR THEM.  Entry forms and more detailed information can be obtained by calling the art society office, 931-526-2424 or Bonnie Masters, 931-526-1020.  The art center open hours are Monday thru Saturday, 10:00-4:00.  The deadline for entries and artwork must be at the Cumberland Art Society office no later than 4:00 pm, Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Artwork may be registered in nine categories (or media) with four monetary awards for each group.  This is the only judged high school competition in this area that offers monetary awards.  Samuel Bacon donated monies in memory of his late wife, Reba, whose legacy was to encourage and stimulate young artists in the Upper Cumberland Region.  The Cookeville Arts Council supplements the competition.

The 41st Reba Bacon Memorial High School Art Competition will open with a reception to honor the participants on Sunday March 3, 2019 with an awards ceremony at 2:00 pm.  The Cumberland Art Society sponsors this competition and will exhibit the entries in their gallery March 3-31, 2019.  Everyone is encouraged to support these students by attending the reception or visiting the gallery during the month.

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