Deadline to enter Peach Festival Art Show is Wednesday

Published 4:21 pm Monday, June 16, 2014

Any Chilton County artist interested in entering artwork in the 2014 Roy Wood Peach Festival Art Show still has time to sign up.

Sponsored by Peoples Southern Bank, the annual art show gives local artists an opportunity to display their paintings in public.

The subject matter of artwork may pertain to aspects of the peach industry, such as blooms, fruit, picking and packing, or a subject the artist chooses.

Works will be received at Peoples Southern Bank in downtown Clanton on Wednesday, June 18, from noon to 2 p.m.

Artwork will be displayed in the lobby of Peoples Southern Bank from Thursday, June 19 through Wednesday, June 25.

Judges will announce winners in Senior and Junior divisions June 19 at 10 a.m.

Prizes for winners in each division are as follows: first prize, $100; second prize, $75; third prize, $50; and honorable mention, $25.

Participants may enter two works each. An entry fee of $5 must accompany each work.

Checks should be made payable to Peoples Southern Bank.

Entry fees may be brought to the bank during the painting drop-off period June 19.

Entry forms are available at Peoples Southern Bank, 620 Second Ave. N. in Clanton.

Participants have the option to sell the artwork they enter in the show.

All paintings must be original and painted within the last two years and must not have been previously entered in the show.

They must be dry, framed and complete with wire, ready to hang.

Drawings, watercolors, pastels and other works on paper must be matted, framed and complete with wire.

The bank cannot be responsible for potential damage to artwork but will make every effort to protect artwork in the exhibit.

Now in its 30th year, the Peach Festival Art Show is named after the late Roy Wood, an artist and longtime Peoples Southern Bank employee.

“He did a lot of art himself,” Peoples Southern Bank owner Richard Moore said of Wood.

Wood helped establish the show as a staple of the Peach Festival.

He obtained permission for artists to display their works in the bank lobby instead of outside of the Chilton County High School auditorium.

The bank also started providing cash prizes for the winners.