NT Arts Council holding elementary school art contest

North Thompson Arts Council holds valley wide elementary school art contest

The North Thompson Arts Council (NTAC) will be holding an Art Contest for elementary students of the North Thompson Valley.  This contest is open to all interested elementary students, from kindergarten to grade 7.  There will be two categories: one for those from kindergarten to grade 3; and one for those from grade 4 to grade 7.

Students are invited to create a work of two dimensional art on an 8 ½” x 11” sheet of paper, using any media they wish: pencil, charcoal, watercolour, acrylics, oil paints, etc.   The artwork can be in any style and on any theme.

Students must provide a short description or story about their work of art, to a maximum of 50 words. Students must also clearly label their artwork and write-up with their name and grade.

Entries may be submitted to locations in Barriere and Clearwater.

All entries submitted in Barriere will be displayed at the Celebration of the Arts Festival, at the North Thompson Agriplex, on April 27-28, 2013.

All entries submitted in Clearwater will be displayed at the Clearwater Arts Festival, at Blackpool Hall, on April 20, 2013.

The public will be invited to vote on their favourite piece of art. The People’s Choice ‘winner’ in each category at each event will receive a basket of art supplies, a one year membership to the North Thompson Arts Council, and will have their winning artwork displayed at the Armour Mountain Art Gallery, NTAC’s official art gallery.

Please submit artworks to the Armour Mountain Art Gallery, #4 – 4480 Barriere Town Road, or mail to NTAC c/o Box 458, Barriere, V0E 1E0, or to the North Thompson Aboriginal Sharing Center, Attention NTAC, 224 Candle Creek Road, Clearwater, B.C., V0E 1N1, no later than April 5, 2013.