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October exhibit opportunities

UPTOWN GALLERY CALL FOR ENTRIES: The October-November Show in the WLM Loft at Uptown Gallery will be a judged show called “Floral Fantasy”, open to all artists in the Richmond area. The judge is Richmond watercolorist and oil painter Patti Bartol. If you have floral works to exhibit, drop them off at Uptown Gallery, 1305 W. Main St., from Thursday to Saturday, September 26—28, between 11 am and 4:00 pm. The entry fee is $10 EACH for the first two works, and $5 EACH for up to three additional works. The opening reception is 5:00—8:30 pm Friday October 4th. The awards ceremony and judge’s Gallery Talk will be around 6:30 pm that evening. Ribbons and awards will be presented. •

ART FOR THE JOURNEY GALA EXHIBITION: This years exhibition will be held at the U of R Jepson Center on Thursday, October 24 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Artists who are interested in participating should submit a maximum of four images of current artwork to be exhibited by the extended date September 27th to along with the Gala Entry Form. Or email Mark Hierholzer at mark@ or Cindy Paulin at cindy@art for the to receive an entry form. Current images will be reviewed by an anonymous panel of Richmond professional artists. A follow up letter will be sent after the jury process has been completed. Images of the artwork chosen by the jury will be featured in a social media mailing to guests and to the general public. 50% of the sale prices will be donated to Art for the Journey. Net payment to artists for sales will be made within 45 days of the event. If you have any questions about the show please contact Nancy Eagleman at the above email address.

FRABLE GALLERY AT UPTOWN GALLERY: Uptown Gallery is lining up the calendar for 2020 for the Frable Gallery which is in the balcony area at the top of the stairs heading up from the Main Gallery. It is visible as soon as you walk into the gallery. Uptown offers this space to guest artists who are juried members of associations or whose work is approved by Uptown. The space is rented for 2 months at a total cost of $200. A $25 deposit is required with the application and the $175 balance is due at the time of the hanging. The work will be hung by Uptown. So this is stress free for the artist. There is a 30% commission by Uptown. One to four artists may rent this together and share the cost. This needs to be a cohesive undertaking with a theme shared by the artists involved. There is a first Friday opening every month with wine and refreshments. Uptown hopes you will join us in showcasing your work. If interested, please contact Marti Franks at martimidlo at hotmail dot com.

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