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ArtCenter Manatee - From the Ground Up

From the Ground UpExhibition at ArtCenter ManateeDecember 7 – January 7

Holiday Party and Reception: December 9, 2010 5-7 PMEnhance the holiday season with “From the Ground Up” an inspiring open, juried all media show with a landscape theme. Depictions of scenery in both two and three dimensional medium are portrayed either as accurate representations of the visible world or as a departure from the realistic that may be slight, partial, or completely abstract interpretations of the natural world. Experience the environment through the lens of the artists’ imagination.

Join us for our Opening Reception and Artful Holiday festivities on December 9 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. In addition to our enchanting new exhibit, enjoy an assortment of hors d'oeuvres and holiday treats while listening to traditional Christmas carols and classic barbershop music by the Gulfcoast Sandpiper Barbershop Chorus and Quartets. Shop our Artists Market for handcrafted gifts and receive a special 10% discount during the party and on December 10th and 11th.

Receiving for entries is on Saturday, December 4 from 9 AM – 2 PM at ArtCenter Manatee, 209 Ninth Street West in Bradenton. Each artist may enter two pieces. The cost per entry is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Awards are 1st Place - $750; 2nd Place - $500; 3rd Place - $250 and 2 merit awards $50 each. The juror is Frank Saso.

The suggested donation for the exhibit is $5. Our hours are 9 AM – 5 PM Monday, Friday and Saturday and 9 AM – 6 PM Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Closed on Sundays. For more information call 941-746-2862 or visit our website at www.artcentermanatee.org.

Contact: Peggy Haynes941-746-2862peggy@artcentermanatee.org