We are now one month away from NCLAC’s annual Peach Art Exhibit, a part of the Ruston Peach Festival! Every year both professional and non-professional artists display their talents and compete for the cash prizes. Entrants in the Children’s division can win as much as $75, and Adults as much as $150 for Best of Show!
After having been to and having competed in the show myself for over 10 years, there are several things I always look forward to with the Exhibit. The Original Crafts Adult’s category is always has a wide variety of hand-made objects one can find, from baskets and birdhouses, to wooden bowls and ceramics. I love that every year there is someone who places in this category that is surprised and overjoyed that his or her beloved pastime is recognized and honored by others. I also enjoy seeing the amazing art that local kids have made; especially when you get to see their faces, and their enthusiasm for art, light up when they win a prize. Then there are the wonderful pieces of all sorts that I find inspire me as an artist to continue making art, and to try new and interesting ways to do so every year.
Whether you are an artist, a friend or relative of one, or just need some general inspiration, put the Peach Festival Art Exhibit on your calendar for next month, and come out to the Ruston Civic Center to marvel at the local area talent with us! The Exhibit opens June 17th at 2pm, and will run the entire week of the Peach Festival.
If you are interested in entering the Peach Art Exhibit, please see NCLAC’s website for Entry Forms. Work will be accepted on June 14th from 9am to 6pm at the Ruston Civic Center. Please make sure they are dry, framed, and wired for hanging so we can hang them properly for the show.
I hope to see you there,
Laura Hunt Miller
Peach Art Exhibit Chair