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CALL FOR FINE ART AND CRAFTS: “Natural Wonders of Florida” and Public Invited to Reception

The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center present “Natural Wonders of Florida”, a juried all-media exhibit of art and craft featuring native plants, trees, animals and vistas. The exhibit runs during this area’s high visitor season from Wednesday, March 11 through Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Nature Center! The reception and announcement of winners will take place on Friday, April 17 from 6 to 8:30pm. Cash prizes will be awarded. The Rickie Report is pleased to share this CALL TO ARTISTS! The DEADLINE is February 11th!  Attention ART LOVERS: Mark these dates for the public reception!

 

 

Call to Artists and Application

“Natural Wonders of Florida”

Public is Invited:

Reception and announcement of awards.

Friday, April 17th 6 – 8:30 pm

Exhibit Runs:  March 11 – May 7, 2015

Okeeheelee Nature Center is located within Okeeheelee Park at 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard west of West Palm Beach.

 

"Native Basket" by Terri Salamoni and Mary Catello

“Native Basket” by Terri Salamoni and Mary Catello

 

 

The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center present Natural Wonders of Florida, a juried all-media exhibit of art and craft featuring native plants, trees, animals and vistas.

"Great Egret" by John McManus

“Great Egret” by John McManus

The exhibit runs during our high visitor season from Wednesday, March 11 through Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Nature Center! The reception and announcement of winners will take place on Friday, April 17 from 6 to 8:30pm. Cash prizes will be awarded, amount of awards depending on number of entries.

 

"Heron" by Sheryl Hughes

“Heron” by Sheryl Hughes

Subject matter will feature Florida native/winter-residing flora and fauna and/or scenes of pristine areas of Florida, e.g. state and county parks and marine reserves. Fine craft and abstract art may incorporate native materials to qualify, e.g. wood, fronds, grasses, flowers, etc. Works may include people enjoying the natural wonders of Florida as well as historic landmarks, e.g. lighthouses, pioneer dwellings and plantations, etc.  Of necessity, space available, number of works and order of submission will determine acceptances. The jurors’ decision is final.

 

 

Key Dates:

February 11 – Entries & checks due by email or postmarked by this date.
February 13 – Notification of acceptance sent out via email.
February 27 2 – 4 pm – Artwork drop-off.
February 28 9 am-1 pm – Artwork drop-off.
March 7 10 am – 1 pm – Final drop-off.
March 11 – Exhibit opens to the public.
April 17 6 – 8:30 pm – Reception and announcement of awards.
May 7 – Exhibit closes.
May 8 2 – 4 pm – Artwork pick-up.
May 9 9 am – 1 pm – Artwork pick-up.
May 16 10 am – 1 pm – Final pick-up.

To request an application, email: okeeheeleefriends@gmail.com

DIRECTIONS:

Okeeheelee Nature Center is located within Okeeleelee Park at 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard west of West Palm Beach.

 

 

From I-95, exit at Forest Hill Boulevard and head west. The entrance to Okeeheelee Park is located between Jog Road and the Turnpike overpass on the north side.Turn into the park and continue straight. The entrance to the nature center is just past the entrance to Pooch Pines Dog Park on the left side of the road. Turn left and proceed to the nature center parking lot.

 

 

From U.S. Highway 441, head east on Forest Hill Boulevard. The entrance to Okeeheelee Park is located between the Turnpike overpass and Jog Road on the north side.Turn into the park and continue straight. The entrance to the nature center is just past the entrance to Pooch Pines Dog Park on the left side of the road. Turn left and proceed to the nature center parking lot.

 

MEMBERSHIP

The Friends of Okeeheelee Nature Center, Inc. is designed to promote an appreciation of our natural world to the general public through educational programs that reflect Okeeheelee Nature Center’s commitment to the stewardship of Florida’s natural resources. This is done by raising monies for the enhancement and diversification of programs, assisting staff with recruitment of volunteers, training programs, and publicity. We invite you to support the work of the center as a non-profit corporation by becoming a member. All monies collected are used to benefit the Center and its programs. Your annual tax-deductible contribution funds materials for service and management projects, exhibits, and other educational pursuits. Members receive invitations to all special happenings and a 10% discount at the gift shop.

 

 

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