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Lamar State College-PA calls for entries for fall Art Auction
News Release
Monday, October 18, 2010

The success of last year's Centennial Art Show at Lamar State College-Port Arthur encouraged the college to make the fall show an annual event.

This year's show, which will be displayed Nov. 8-12 in the halls of the LSC-PA Performing Arts Center, will be an Art Auction that will benefit both the artists and the college.

"This show once again is open to all area artists, including high school and college students, said LSC-PA art instructor Grace Megnet, who is coordinating the event.

Entries can come from any art medium and must be framed two-dimensional pieces not larger than 36-inches by 36-inches.

Megnet said the Art Auction will be different from the usual art show.

"Rather than having a judge and awarding prizes, the show will be a silent auction that will continue through the end of the Nov. 13 reception, which runs from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.," Megnet said.

Successful bidders will be notified by phone or e-mail if they aren't present at the reception.

The artists will determine minimum bids for each piece and will receive 60 percent of the winning bid price, unless a piece does not draw the minimum.

The remaining 40 percent of each sale will go to a scholarship fund for Lamar State art students.

"The number of students enrolling in our art courses is growing every semester," Megnet said. "This year's show will provide some scholarship assistance to future students who want to study art."

Entry forms and additional information are available from Grace Megnet at (409) 984-6477, or by e-mail at: megnetrg@lamarpa.edu



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