Students invited to compete in art contest

First Posted: 1/20/2013

All area students in grades 7-12 residing in or studying art within the geographical boundaries of the school districts of Dallas, Lake-Lehman, Tunkhannock and Northwest Area are invited to enter the 32nd Annual Suzanne Maria Rossetti Memorial Juried Art Contest.

Joe and Sue Hand, of Dallas, sponsor the contest in memory of the daughter of Louise and the late Peter Rossett, of Saugus, MA.

Entries must be delivered to Sue Hand’s Imagery, 35 Main St., Dallas, between Feb. 11 and 20.

Ribbons will be awarded in 12 different categories on each separate grade level by two panels of three judges each. They will be judged separately on each grade level in a variety of categories, including pencil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, oil, ink, scratchboard, mixed media, fibers, photography, prints and miniature drawings and paintings.

Photographs must be at least 8 X 10. No entry may exceed a total size of 45 inches in any direction.

All 2-D entries must be mounted or matted or framed (exception: works on canvas board or stretched canvas) and must be accompanied by an entry form, available from area school art teachers or from Sue Hand’s Imagery.

All 2-D artwork, including matted paper, must have a secure hanger on the back. Artwork must have been completed in the last 12 months and may not have been entered in any previous Rossetti art contest.

Each student may submit a total of three entries.

In addition, a separate awards jury of six artists will assign many community-sponsored cash awards and gift certificates.

Deadline for entries is 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

The public is invited to the opening reception of the 32nd Annual Suzanne Maria Rossetti Memorial Juried Art show from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 3 at the Schulman Gallery on the campus of the Luzerne County Community College, South Prospect Street, Nanticoke.

A ceremony for special awards will follow at 4 p.m. The exhibit of winning art works will continue through Tuesday, March 26.

For a complete listing of all rules, call Heather Madeira at 675-5094.