Bringing the Beach to the Mountains

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Saturday, August 3, 2019 - 21:00

Painting by Linda Krupp

Arrowhead Artists & Artisans League (A3L) is Bringing the Beach to the Mountains with a new exhibition that will open in August at the Arrowhead Gallery & Studios in Old Fort and be a benefit for its neighbor, the Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center (MGM).

Bringing the Beach to the Mountains will be a judged, public art show that will debut Saturday, August 3, for a one-month run at the Arrowhead Gallery & Studios, 78-C Catawba Avenue in Old Fort. An opening reception for the show will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., with the first hour on the front porch of Mountain Gateway Museum, and the second hour at the art gallery (located across the street from the museum), where the winners will be announced at 3 p.m. Fifteen percent from the sale of each artwork in the exhibit will be donated to MGM. All proceeds will be used to benefit the museum’s program fund. The exhibit will run through Thursday, Sept. 5.

Artists of all ages are invited to submit entries to Bringing the Beach to the Mountains exhibit. Both two- and three-dimensional artwork will be accepted but must be original and fit the exhibit’s “beach” theme.  Suggested media include, but are not limited to: oils, acrylics, encaustic, cold wax, mixed media, watercolors, pastels, pen-and-ink, colored pencils, scratchboard, photography, digital media, sculpture, wood, jewelry, clay, papier-mache’, and fabric. Prize ribbons will be presented for first-, second-, and third- place winners. Also, reception attendees are encouraged to dress to fit the exhibit’s theme, as an award also will be presented to the person whose attire is judged the “beach-iest.”

To learn more or to enter, visit the Arrowhead Gallery & Studios’ website: (under Exhibits tab). All artwork and completed entry forms should be dropped off at the Arrowhead Gallery & Studios between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, August 1.