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MacNider Issues Call for Entries for Exhibition

MASON CITY – The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum in Mason City, IA would like to announce a call for entries for its biennial Area Show exhibition. The deadline for entering the 2012 show is Friday, June 1. The competition for the Area Show is open to all artists above high school age residing within 100 miles of Mason City, encompassing North Central Iowa and Southern Minnesota. Each entrant is eligible to submit up to two artworks in any media for consideration. Area Show: 43 is sponsored by NSB Bank.

This year’s Area Show will open Friday, July 6th at 9 a.m. with an awards program and artists’ reception on Saturday, July 14th beginning at 2 p.m. Awards will be announced and presented at 2:30 p.m. This lively reception celebrating the exhibition will provide a rare chance for the public to meet and converse with the artists. The reception is free and open to all those who wish to attend.

Entering artists are competing for the opportunity to have their work exhibited and for cash awards. The artist with the entry chosen NSB Bank’s Best in Show will be granted a solo exhibition at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum in 2013. Three artists will receive $250 Excellence Awards. Two Merit Awards, each at $100, and a $50 Most Daring Award will also be given.

If you have questions about Area Show: 43 or would like more information, please visit the MacNider Art Museum’s website or call Mara Linskey-Deegan at 641-421-3666.

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