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Call for artists: People’s Choice, in Farmington

By Janet Burns
Special to The PREVIEW

A call to artists has been issued for People’s Choice — a unique art exhibit held annually in Farmington, N.M.

This year’s People’s Choice will take place March 14-April 4.

Entries will be accepted Dec. 1-Feb. 1; the entry fee is $25.

People’s Choice  is sponsored by the Farmington Downtown Association and the non-profit Three Rivers Art Center.  The event will bring together artists of the Four Corners, Downtown Farmington businesses and the public.

Artists will be accepted on a first-entered basis until venues are full. The event culminates at the April 4 Downtown Art Walk.

The public will vote for their favorite piece. Winners will receive cash awards of up to $1,000.

A juried award of $500 has been added to this year’s event.  Durango artist Maureen May — painter, printmaker, actress and community activist — will view all the artwork on site and make a selection for the Juried Award.

Pick up a prospectus at Three Rivers Art Center, 109 N. Allen, Farmington, or request one from skinnyartist@hotmail.com or jburnsart@hotmail.com.

For more information, call (505) 360-0147 or (505) 320-4001.

This story was posted on October 24, 2013.