Artists’ guild in search of artwork

Student artwork is encouraged for the upcoming Forest Festival art show at the Randolph Community Arts Center. According to Becky Amorese, president of Seneca Trails Artist Guild, a one-time award of $50 is being offered in memory of Kathy Madden, a longtime art teacher in Randolph County and member of STAG. The student art exhibit will hang for for three days from Oct. 3-5, with an opening reception slated for Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 7 until 9 p.m.

Entries created by West Virginia residents in grades K-12 who are under 18 are eligible. Two entries per student are permitted, and cost is only $2 per entry.

Artwork must have been created in the last two years and not hung in a previous Great Hall show.

If parents are assisting their children in preparing, an art piece must be framed and suitably wired for hanging; no saw-tooth hangers will be permitted.

You don’t have to go to an expensive frame shop, Amorese said; a Walmart frame and mat or a poster frame with a background will work. The most important thing to remember is that the wire hanger and the hanger must be able to bear the weight of the picture.

Entries may be received between 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Randolph County Community Arts Center. A prospectus, the form with rules and ID tags, are available at the RCCAC office or the day entries are brought in. Each art piece must have an identification tag on the back. Entries may be picked up after the parade on Saturday, Oct. 5, or between 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6.

For more information, call Amorese at 304-636-2360.