XENIA —Time is running out to enter Xenia Area Community Theater’s second Scenes of Xenia art competition.
X*ACT is encouraging artists in all genres — painters, sculptures, woodworkers, photographers, potters and muralists — to submit artwork inspired by scenes within the city of Xenia or Xenia Township.
“We want to see what inspires people about this area,” said Alan King, president of X*ACT. “We were thrilled at the level of local talent we saw last year, and can’t wait to see this year’s entries.”
Scenes of Xenia entries can be submitted by anyone as long as they are original and were created after Oct. 1, 2013 according to King. The entry fee is $20, which is non-refundable. Entrants can submit up to three separate pieces of artwork, which will be entered in one of three categories: painting (including oils, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, and pen and ink), photography (including digital, film, or computer generated), and alternative (including sculpture, jewelry, mosaics, collage, etc.). Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded in each category.
“We’ll have the community vote on their favorite Scenes of Xenia entries,” said King. “The gallery is open on all First Fridays and that’s where the voting will take place to determine the first, second and third place winners in several categories.”
King said the winners will be announced at a Reception and Awards Ceremony at the gallery on Sept. 19.
Scenes of Xenia artwork cannot exceed 48 inches in any one dimension. Entries must be suitable for general audiences. A complete list of guidelines is available at X*ACT or online at www.XeniaACT.org. More information can be obtained by calling at 937-372-0516.
X*ACT Gallery is now home to an Artists’ Co-Op of about 20 members who share booth space and responsibilities for running the gallery. Their works for sale include: jewelry, painting, photography, silk painting, computer art, glass and wood products, and hand-made furniture. The gallery is open from 12-6 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and prior to theater performances as well as during intermission. The gallery also holds a variety of community art classes for adults, teens and kids. It is located at 45 E. Second St.