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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Upcoming Art Exhibition in Federal Way Seeks Entrants

South King County artists planning to compete in the City of Federal Way Arts Commission's annual show Arts Alive Juried Exhibition should mark their calendars!

Local artists are invited to enter up to two pieces of work. All media will be considered with the exception of video and wearable art. There will be a fee of $5.00 for each piece of art submitted. Checks should be made payable to the City of Federal Way.

Entries will be accepted for consideration on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at Federal Way City Hall, 33325 8th Avenue South, between 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Work selected for the show will be hung in the City Hall Art Gallery which is equipped with track lighting.

All entries must be original, recent work not completed under an instructor's guidance, previously exhibited at Federal Way City Hall or appeared in more than two juried shows within the boundaries set forth in exhibition rules.

Paintings and two-dimensional work must be dry and suitably wired for hanging. Flat artwork must not exceed 36" x 30" (which includes frame). Three dimensional artwork may not exceed 35 pounds and may not measure more than 9.5" in height and 9.5 " in width.

Three awards will be given during this year's show. They are the Juror's Choice ($200 cash and a one-person exhibition at City Hall in 2009), Commissioner's Choice ($150) and the People's Choice ($100).

City Hall Gallery is located on the second floor of a complex that houses all 7 city departments in addition to the Federal Way Municipal Court. Regular gallery hours are Monday - Friday, from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Accepted work will be available for public viewing beginning Thursday, September 25, and must remain until the show closes on Monday, January 6, 2009. However a special reception for artists appearing in the show is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7, at City Hall where both the Juror's and Commissioner's Choice awards will be presented.

Established in 1991, the City of Federal Way Arts Commission, established is a nine-member volunteer body that advises and recommends to the Federal Way City Council activities related to all aspects of the arts - visual, performing, literary and cultural.

For more details including a list of extensive zip codes which entrants may be drawn, contact the City of Federal Way Arts Commission by calling (253) 835-6901.

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