Salmon River center displays student art

The Salmon River Fine Arts Center in Pulaski will be exhibiting student art work in support of two competitions representing students in Oswego County.

The first– the 2014 Oswego County Student Art Show and Competition — features artwork from students throughout Oswego County, including home-schooled students.

Selected students works representing grades 7 – 12 will be on display throughout the month of April, with opening reception to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6.

Awards to be presented include firt, second, third and honorable mentions in both the junior (grades 7, 8, 9) and senior (grades 10, 11, 12) categories.

Additional awards include Best of Show, Sally Deaton Memorial and Darcy Hilton Memorial Awards; with prizes valued at more than $500.

Simultaneously, — the Fine Arts Center will host the county-level competition for the 32nd Annual Congressional Art Competition – an Artistic Discovery, sponsored by the office of Congressman Richard L. Hanna, R-Barneveld, representing the 22nd Congressional District.

The six winners of this local exhibit will compete in the regional show at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica May 3. The first place winner in the regional competition will have his or her artwork exhibited in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. for one year.

In addition, second- and third-place winners will have their work exhibited in Hanna’s district offices in Binghamton and Utica.

Cash prizes, donated by Hanna, will be awarded to the three finalists.

The Salmon River Fine Arts Center is a nonprofit organization committed to enriching our community by engaging the energy and creativity of local artists, by sharing and displaying fine arts, and by offering programs to enhance creativity and learning for the novice as well as the gifted artist.

Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Call 298-7007 or go to www.SalmonRiverFineArtsCenter.com for more information. Also find the center at www.facebook.com/SalmonRiverFineArtsCenter.

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