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The 39th Annual Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show is set for Saturday, September 23 through Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Avenue West. Sponsored by the Mountlake Terrace Arts Commission and the Friends of the Arts, “Arts of the Terrace” is one of the major juried art shows held in the Pacific Northwest and attracts top artists from throughout the region.
A patrons’ preview and artists’ awards ceremony is scheduled for Friday, September 22 at the Mountlake Terrace Library at 23300 58th Avenue West. The show opens to the public on Saturday, September 23.
This year’s jurors include Michele Usibelli for Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Miniatures, Ken Stanback for photography, Ken Turner for 3-Dimensional and Artisans’ Works, and Jocelyn Curry for Calligraphy.
Art entries this year at a national caliber for juried competition include entries from California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Texas, along with those from Washington State. Over 140 artists entered 421 pieces of art and competed within the juried process with a final selection of over 300 making the final cut to be in the show. As a juried art show, artists compete for more than $4,000 in cash awards and art merchandise.
The show is free and open to the public September 23 through October 8, 2017, Monday through Thursday, 12 noon to 6:00 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 12 to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays, September 24 and October 1 1:00-5:00 p.m. and closing day of October 8 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The Mountlake Terrace Library is located at 23300 58th Avenue W. More information is on Facebook at Mountlake Terrace Friends of the Arts.
The Mountlake Terrace Library is hosting local poet, Amanda Laughtland, MFA, author of Postcards to Box 464 (Bootstrap Press), who will join forces with the Arts of the Terrace juried art show to lead a creative writing session Saturday, September 23. Those attending will learn through examples and writing exercises and create their own poems that draw inspiration from a variety of sources such as visual artwork and vintage magazines. All levels of writers and poets are welcome.
For more information on the Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show, please call Arts Advisory Commission Chair Judy Ryan at (425) 771-7068.