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The Lake Land College Foundation is pleased to announce its 2011 Art Heritage Show, and invites artists to enter their work, which will be displayed at the Virgil H. Judge Learning Resource Center throughout the month of October.

Artists interested in entering their work in this year’s show should submit an entry form by Sept. 23, and then bring pieces to the Virgil H. Judge Learning Resource Center on the Lake Land College campus either on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 3-6 p.m. or Wednesday, Sept. 28 from noon to 5 p.m. Artists are limited to enter two pieces of artwork. Entry forms are available by calling the Foundation office or http://www.lakeland.cc.il.us/foundation.

“We’re very excited to host this show once again, and offer an opportunity for many talented artists in the area to display their work,” said David Cox, foundation director. “Last year we saw so many interesting pieces from artists in various communities, and we hope to have the same response this year.”

Monetary awards of $75, $50 and $25 will be given to first, second and third place winners in each of the three categories: Professional, Amateur and Student. The artist chosen for Best in Show will receive a prize of $100. The First National Bank will sponsor the Professional and Amateur Division, and the Prairie Field Folk Art and Craft Show will sponsor the Student Division. The Student Division is open to 6th-12th grade students.

Instructions to enter the competition are as follows: a $5 entry fee is required for each entry at the time of registration; on the back of the artwork, list the artist’s name, title of the artwork, category, and either the price of the artwork or “not for sale.” All artwork must be framed and wired to be hung on a hook. Failure to do this will disqualify a piece from the show. Any 3D works of art don’t need to be wired to hang, as they will be placed in or on a display case.

A reception for all exhibiting artists will be held Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 in the Lake Land College Virgil H. Judge Learning Resource Center from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. Presentation of awards and individual critiques for artists who request them will take place during the reception.

All artwork should be picked up on Oct. 31, after the show at the Virgil H. Judge Learning Resource Center. The hours of operation for the center are as follows: Monday through Thursday 7a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday 7a.m.-5p.m.; Saturday 12:30-4:30 p.m.; and Sunday 12-9 p.m.

For more information or inquiries, please contact Cassie Bivins, foundation operations assistant at 217-234-5445. width=

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