Peach Festival Art Show entering 31st year

Published 2:45 pm Friday, May 8, 2015

There is still time for those interested in signing up for the annual Roy Wood Peach Festival Art Show.

The event is sponsored by Peoples Southern Bank, and gives local artists an opportunity to display their paintings in public.

The subject matter of each piece may pertain to the peach industry including blooms, fruit, picking and packing, or a subject the artist chooses.

Works will be received at Peoples Southern Bank in downtown Clanton on June 17 from noon until 2 p.m. Those interested in submitting a piece of art may bring the painting to the parking lot entrance.

Any interested Chilton County artist is eligible to enter the competition.

Artwork will be on display in the Peoples Southern Bank lobby from June 18 through June 24. Arrangements must be made to pick up the paintings on June 25.

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

There are two divisions including the Junior division and the Senior division.

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

All works entered in the exhibit must be original, dry, framed and complete with wire ready to hang. Drawings, watercolors, pastels, and any works on paper must be matted, framed and complete with wire ready to hang.

Peoples Southern Bank is not responsible for any potential damage to artwork but will make every effort to protect the artwork in the exhibit.

The Peach Festival Art Show is now in its 31st year and is named after the late Roy Wood, an artist and longtime Peoples Southern Bank employee.

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.