Local gallery challenges artists

An upcoming exhibit at the Hope Arts Gallery will showcase creative pieces inspired by assigned playing cards

An upcoming exhibit at the Hope Arts Gallery will showcase creative pieces inspired by assigned playing cards.

Local artists are encouraged to think outside the box when designing their submission for the show. It’s open to a variety of mediums including mixed-media, sculpture, painting, photography, pencil drawing, etching and print.

“It’s really a way of encouraging creativity,” said Jenny Wolpwert, vice-president of the Hope Artists Guild. “One of the goals was to challenge artists to do something different. It’s also to reach out to artists that aren’t part of the gallery.”

Entries can be dropped off at the Hope Arts Gallery during regular hours from Aug. 20-28. Submissions must be no larger than 20 by 25 centimetres (eight by 10 inches) or 28 by 35 cm (11 by 14 inches) framed. In addition, three-dimensional works deeper than 7.5 cm (three inches) will not be accepted. All pieces should be clearly marked with the artist’s name, title of piece and contact information.

The artwork will be on display at the Hope Arts Gallery throughout September. The show opens in conjunction with Ordinary Miracles on Sept. 3. An artists’ reception is planned from 7 to 9 p.m.

For more information or to receive a playing card assignment, email Wolpwert at jwolpwert@telus.net.

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