Art show entries due next week at bank

Published 3:16 pm Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Many may associate pageants and parades with Chilton County’s Peach Festival, but paintings also play an endearing role in the annual event.

Entries to the 28th annual Roy Wood Peach Festival Art Show are due at Peoples Southern Bank from noon to 2 p.m. on June 19.

Works will be displayed in the bank lobby from June 20-27, and also judged. The first prize winner in the Junior Division and the Senior Division will win $100.

Second place earns $75, $50 for third place and $25 for honorable mention.

The show is named for long-time Peoples Southern employee and local artist Roy Wood, who helped get the show started.

Bank President Richard Moore said the art show is a worthwhile endeavor that he hopes continues.

“We think it’s good to promote artists in the county,” Moore said. “From the bank’s standpoint, our interest really stems from the people that started it.”

Any Chilton County resident is eligible to enter two works, each of which must be original, dry, framed and complete with wire ready to hang–and each entry must be accompanied by a $5 entry fee.

Subject matter may be related to the peach industry, but this is not a requirement. The painting must have been painted within the last two years and must not have been entered in the show before.

Entry forms can be picked up at Peoples Southern Bank.