2009 is a banner year for artists in the Inland Empire because the Museum of History and Art in Ontario is hosting its biannual Ontario Open Art Exhibition.
All artists are eligible to hand deliver their visual artwork submissions. The museum is accepting two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of all media. Electronic artwork will not be accepted.
The 2009 awards juror is Bob Smith, known for his accomplishments and leadership in teaching at Chaffey College from 1956-1996. He taught a wide variety of art classes including Art History, Drawing, Painting, Design, Photography, Film, and TV History. He is also a celebrated painter in his own right, and a musician.
The drop-off dates for submitting artwork are from 12:00-4:30 on Friday, April 3, and from 10:00-4:30 on Saturday, April 4. There is a fee to enter your artwork, and only checks or cash are accepted. The fee for museum members is $20 for 1 entry or $30 for 2, and for non-members, the fee is $25 for 1 entry and $40 for 2. Each artist can only submit up to two pieces.
The juried winners will be awarded $500 for First Place, $300 for Second Place, $200 for Third Place, and $75 for an Honorable Mention award (up to four Honorable Mentions are selected).
Call for more information: (909) 983-3198.
There will be a reception and awards ceremony on April 24, and some or all of the artworks entered will be displayed in the museum (depending on the quality and number of entries) from April 24-June 14, 2009.
For those who want to see the museum, it is open Thursday through Sunday from 12:00-4:00 P.M. and admission is free. The museum is located at 225 South Euclid Avenue in Ontario, California.
Pictured above: Three winners from the 2007 Ontario Open Art Exhibition. Clockwise from top left: Antonio Pelayo, 1st Place; Esther Reeves, 2nd Place; Chick Curtis, 3rd Place.
Posted by Todd and Christie at 5:43 PM
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