2022 ART Blooms Banner Contest announced | News

It’s time for area students to submit entries for the eighth annual illuminated banner design competition. The theme of the 2022 artwork is “Paws, Fins, Wings and Objects,” with an emphasis on domestic animals and wildlife.

“This year’s event has spread throughout the region and is made possible by the generous sponsorship of First State Community Bank, Ozarks Federal Savings and Loan and Unico Bank, with the competition being coordinated by the Mineral Area Council on the Arts (MACOA) ”said Scottye Adkins, executive director of MACOA.

“The ART Blooms banner competition has grown dramatically in recent years. MACOA volunteers enjoy the process of sorting over 1,500 applications. It gives us the chance to see all the talented artists represented.

Farmington City Administrator Greg Beavers, who came up with the original idea for ART Blooms, said: “We are happy to see the banner competition expand to other cities in the region. It is always a pleasure to see works of art moving up and down the streets of Farmington. “

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The ART Blooms competition is open to local students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 in public, private and home schools in the Mineral Zone. Students are invited to submit an original drawing, painting or illustration illustrating the theme using the official entry form. Artworks submitted by home schools and private schools will be represented in the city closest to their location.

A total of 258 banners will be on display in 2022, ”said Adkins. “They will be exhibited in the towns of Arcadia, Ironton, Pilot Knob, Bismarck, Bonne Terre, Caledonia, Desloge, Farmington, Fredericktown, Park Hills and Potosí. We hope you come to each location to see the 258 banners with illustrations of our own local Kindergarten to Grade 12 students from March to October.

Works must be submitted by Friday January 28th. Entries can be dropped off or mailed to the Farmington Public Library, 101 NA Street, Farmington, MO 63640. Entries can also be mailed to the Mineral Area Council on the Arts, PO Box 1000, Park Hills, MO 63601 or dropped off at the Mineral Area College Fine Arts Building, Room 134. If mailed, applications should be submitted flat in a protective envelope. The artwork must not be folded.

Official guidelines and registration forms are available at the Farmington Library, www.MineralAreaArts.org, and the Mineral Area Council on the Arts on Facebook. Questions can be directed to Scottye Adkins at 573-518-2125 or sadkins@MineralArea.edu.

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