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Arts Council hosts competition for photographers

AMANDA SEBASTIANO
Staff Writer

Amateurs and those with a bit more experience behind the camera alike are invited to enter the Arts Council of Lincoln County’s first event of the new year — a photography competition.
Being at least 18 years old, and submitting original works that haven’t previously been for (public) sale and that haven’t been exhibited in the Arts Council events previously are a few of the requirements the group has posted in regards to the contest. Also to note, those entering must not hold a photographer’s license
Awards will be presented during the opening reception on Jan. 11, and entry submission will last from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 4 and Jan. 5 at the Cultural Center in Lincolnton.
Attending patrons will have the opportunity to not only view the pictures, but will also be offered a chance to meet the artists, too, and may perhaps be fortunate enough to have the photographers share their inspiration and techniques with local residents, Arts Council Executive Director Laurie Bostian said.
The Carolina Mills and Cochrane Galleries of the Cultural Center will house the photographs until Jan. 27. Categories are plant life and landscapes, people, animal life, abstract and special effects, miscellaneous and black and white
Judging will be focused on mood, impact, composition and quality, and submissions must be framed and ready for display. Saw tooth hangers, hooks and desktop frames are prohibited, and coherence of the three submission-limit per person is appreciated. Entry fee is $20 for up to three pictures, with a limit of two fees per participant.
Awards will be given for first through third place winner for each type of photograph, along with a best in show, with cash prizes for all winners.
“I personally know a lot of people in Lincoln County, both young and “experienced,” who are positively passionate about photography,” Bostian told the Times-News last week. “I want to encourage those people to share their love of photography and their unique perspective with others.”
The opening reception will last from 6 to 8 p.m., Jan. 11, at the Cultural Center.
For more information, call (704) 732-9044, or email artslincolnnc@gmail.com

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