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    • 23 Oct 2019
    • 5:30 PM
    • Arts Office, 101 Central Ave, Bay St Louis

    23 October, Wednesday at 5:30pm at BSL Creative Arts Center (Arts Office)

    Tips & Tricks of Award-Winning Exhibitionists

    Meet at the Arts Office at 101 Central Ave for a panel discussing preparation for juried shows – what to do and not do.  Our Juror, Paulette Dove, will present juror expectations and key points to consider when submitting your work. Also, Michelle Allee will cover framing & hanging your art.  Please bring your questions for the panel!

    Lilyana Gandour will be discussing the Alice Mosley classroom project as well as opportunities for artists to get involved with the Alice Mosley Museum.

    This will be a potluck, please bring some food or tasty beverages to share.  

    • 7 Dec 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • 15 Dec 2019
    • 11:59 PM
    • Ground Zero Museum Waveland, MS

    The Arts, Hancock County 2019 Juried Exhibition

    This year our Juried Show and Awards will be held Saturday December 7, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at Waveland’s Ground Zero Museum, 335 Coleman Avenue, Waveland MS. The exhibit will run from December 7 through 14, 2019. Again, this year, food and cash bar will be provided by Rum Kitchen. Music for the event will be Ten North Frederick. Awards totally $1,300 will be awarded with judging results announced the night of the Arts Holiday Reception on Saturday December 7.

    Juror: Paulette Dove is our juror for this year’s show.

    Important Deadlines:

    Wednesday September 25: Submissions open

    Monday November 4: Deadline for submission(s)

    Week of November 25: Arts will notify artists of acceptance of work by juror.

    Thursday December 5: Artists may bring works to museum from 3pm-7pm.

    Saturday December 7: Show and Awards Holiday Reception 6pm-8:30pm.

    Sunday December 15: Artists to pick up artwork between 2pm-5pm.

    Award Categories:

    Category 1. Painting / Mixed media.  Includes all 2-dimensional original artwork including painting, drawing, mixed media, encaustic, fabric. Excludes 3-dimensional work and photography / digitally manipulated images.  1st place $200, 2nd Place $100

    Category 2. Photo/ Digital. Includes photography and digitally manipulated imagery. 1st place $200, 2nd Place $100

    Category 3. 3 Dimensional. Vessels sculpture and assemblages in 3-dimensions. Materials includes pottery and ceramic, wood, mixed media assemblages. 1st place $200, 2nd Place $100

    The Founders Award of $400 will be awarded for Best in Show across all categories.  This sponsored prize honors the founders of The Arts, Hancock County.

    Best of Show winner will be excluded from category awards. The award of prizes is the sole discretion of the show juror.


    • In order to register for this event, you must be a member in good standing of The Arts, Hancock County.  You can join at  As soon as you join, you can register for this event.  Thanks for your support!
    • All decisions of the Juror are final. If you are accepted, by submitting your entry you give The Arts, Hancock County and Ground Zero museum the right to publish your images for publicity purposes for the opening or as part of the art directory selected artists. All artwork must be on display and cannot be removed from the Ground Zero exhibition for the entire exhibition even if the work is sold.
    • Neither The Arts, Hancock County nor The Ground Zero Museum assume any liability for artwork displayed in this exhibit.


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PO Box 3498
Bay St Louis, MS 39520

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