ALTON — Jacoby Arts Center invites artists to create art inspired by “the unique sights, scenes and spirit of the Riverbend region.”
Works on this theme will be the focus of the center’s juried exhibition “The Riverbend: Through the Artist’s Eye.” The exhibit will open Oct. 16 in the center’s main gallery and remain on display through November.
“We are very excited at the prospect of hosting this special exhibit,” said Dee Kilgo, Jacoby’s exhibits coordinator. “Because the Riverbend theme is so broad and the region so diverse, the possibilities for creative interpretations are endless. We think that talented artists will enjoy the challenge and viewers will enjoy seeing how artists have conveyed their impressions of the region. The show will also bring attention to the many unique features of the area.”
Skilled amateur and professional artists age 18 or older are encouraged to submit artwork for the exhibit competition. All traditional fine art media — painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, prints, fiber, and metals — are eligible. Sept. 25 is the submission deadline. Juror Kathryn Nahorski, executive director of the St. Louis Artists Guild and Galleries, will select the exhibit artwork and cash award winners. More details and submission guidelines are available at the Jacoby Arts Center and at www.jacobyartscenter.org. The center is located at 627 E. Broadway in Alton and is open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.