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Riverfest’s Tour d’Art Exhibits and Competition begins Friday

2014 RiverfestClarksville, TN – Clarksville’s Riverfest Festival’s Tour d’Art Exhibits and Competition kicks off Friday, September 5th.

This year’s competition has changed just a bit; instead of three different exhibits, Riverfest Tour d’Art will feature the following divisions exhibited at two locations: the Amateur, Professional, and Senior Division at Smith-Trahern Mansion and the High School Division at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

Artwork will be juried, and over $2,500 in prizes will be awarded.

Riverfest's Tour d’Art Exhibits
Riverfest’s Tour d’Art Exhibits

The High School Division exhibit, sponsored by CDE Lightband will be hosted by the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center and Arts and Heritage Development Council September 5th and 6th from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

An artists’ reception will be held Thursday September 4th in conjunction with the First Thursday Art Walk.

The competition includes five categories: Photography & Digital Images, Sculpture, Painting, Mixed Media/Collage, and Drawing. Monetary awards are given to first through third place in each category (for each division) and a Best of Show Award.

The Amateur, Professional, and Senior Division exhibit, sponsored by Legends Bank, will be hosted at the Smith-Trahern Mansion September 5th and 6th from 9:00am to 5:00pm. An artists’ reception hosted by the Downtown Artists Co-Op will be held Friday evening at the mansion.

There are six categories: Painting and Watercolor, Drawing, 3D/Fiber Arts, Mixed Media and Print Collage, Digital Photography and Film Photography.

Artwork will be juried by Mary Addison Hackett. Hackett is a Nashville-based painter who has recently returned to the South after an extended leave of absence. Her work alludes to the ever-shifting construction of meaning, memory, and representation in day-to-day life. In her current work, Hackett hones her focus on a sense of place by engaging primarily in the practice of observational painting while still acknowledging her roots in abstraction.

Ribbons will be awarded to first through third place in each category of the Senior division. A Best of Show Award will be given to one winner in the Amateur and Professional Division as well as one winner in the Senior Division.

The Amateur, Professional and Senior Art exhibit is sponsored by Legends Bank, the Smith-Trahern Mansion and the Arts and Heritage Development Council and the Downtown Artist’s Co-Op.

For a more information, please visit www.clarksvilleriverfest.com

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