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August 2011

Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, NC, Host The Arts Council of Henderson County’s Juried Exhibition

The Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, NC, will present the exhibit, Bring Us Your Best VIII, presented by The Arts Council of Henderson County, featuring works by regional artists, on view at the Technology Education & Development Center, from Aug. 19 through Sept. 3, 2011. A reception will be held on Aug. 19, from 5-7pm.

A new award of $250 with the theme of “We Care for Earth’s Lifeboat” will be presented this year by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville. The award will acknowledge the artist whose work best embodies and illustrates a respect for the environment and the interdependence of all existence, tenets central to the Unitarian Universalist world view.

Also new this year will be the “People’s Choice” Award of $350 which will be determined by the votes of gallery visitors. The People’s Choice Award winner will be announced after the show closes on Saturday, Sept 3. Besides the “We Care for Earth’s Lifeboat” award, and the “People’s Choice” award, other cash awards will include: Best of Show ($500), four 1st Place awards ($150 each), and four 2nd Place awards ($75 each) for a total of $2,000 in cash prizes.

Bring Us Your Best is a juried and judged show that is popular with professional artists, hobbyists and student artists from throughout the Southern Highlands region. The show is open to original works of art in any media. The four categories for the exhibition include two dimensional work, three dimensional work, photography/digital art, and jewelry. All artwork is priced for sale.

Bring Us Your Best VIII is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville, and The Ira Wax and Lynne Wax Memorial Funds, which has underwritten the show for several years. Additional support is provided by the Dr. Minor F. Watts Fund, The Starving Artist Fine Art Supplies & Custom Framing, and Times-News.

The Arts Council of Henderson County is a community organization that promotes, advocates for and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and Western North Carolina. Its new office is located in the Community Foundation of Henderson County’s building in Hendersonville, NC.

The Arts Council is supported in part by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts; several funds administered by the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Henderson County Government, and the Henderson County Travel and Tourism Bureau.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the art council at 828/693-8504 or visit (


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