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The Arts Council of Barton County will host a Free Open Air Art Show, featuring works by local fine and folk artists, photographers, sculptors, handcrafted jewelry makers and more, to be held in conjunction with the 2011 Missouri State Chili Cook-off in Lamar, Missouri. This event will benefit the Rebuilding Fund for St Mary’s Catholic Church, which was tragically destroyed by fire in 2009. http://www.catholicextension.org/site/epage/98416_667.htm. The church has been rebuilt and is back in service, but much remains to be paid for! Please help!

When: Saturday, July 16th, 2011, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Where: Moore Pavilion, 103 East 10th St., Lamar Missouri. The Moore Pavilion is one block east of the historic Lamar town square.

How Much?: This event is FREE, but donations to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Rebuilding Fund will be gratefully accepted.

Contact: To have your work included in the Art Show, please call Chris @ 417-214-5458. For info on the Missouri State Chili Cook-off, call Dixie @ 417-682-5432. For more info on the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Rebuilding Fund, go here. http://www.stmarysfirelamar.com.

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The first annual Lamar Fall Folk Festival was a huge success! Here are some pictures:

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The Art Show

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The Music

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Fun for the Kids

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Missouri Second Cavalry

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The Vendors

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Thanks to everyone who played a role in making the first annual Lamar Fall Folk Festival a grand success! We can’t wait for next year!

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The Arts Council of Barton County and the 10th Street Community Farmers Market are Proud to  Present

The First Annual

Lamar Fall Folk Festival!

When: Saturday, October 23rd, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Where: Under the Moore Pavilion, 10th & Poplar, Lamar, Missouri!

Featuring Blue Grass Music by

The Drywood Bluegrass Band

Vern Young and Joe Smith

Storytelling with Ralph Williston

Art Show Featuring Lowell Davis

Magic by Dennis Wilson

Breakfast & Lunch to benefit the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Rebuilding Fund – Lunch Featuring Chili Cook-off Champions Dixie & Jr. Johnson’s Famous Firehouse Chili!

Plus: 10th Street Community Farmer’s Market!

Square Dancing demonstration, craft vendors, traditional skills demonstrations, lots of children’s activities including face painting, pumpkin painting, build-a-scarecrow and more! Trick or Treat Safety with the Lamar Police Department! 100th Anniversary of Boy Scouting! Civil War History and Antique Weapons Display! And much, much more!

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Admission is FREE!

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Craft Vendors: NO RISK!  Set up is FREE. Pay 10% of actual sales to the Farmers Market. Call 417-682-6990 to sign up!

 

Folk Artists: SHOW YOUR WORK! Call 417-214-5458 for details.

 

TRADITIONAL SKILLS: Can you demonstrate quilting, spinning, weaving, woodcraft, blacksmithing, corn shelling or other traditional country skills? Call 417-214-5458!

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The Arts Council of Barton County and Barton County Soil and Water Conservation Are Pleased to Announce:

The Eighth Annual Rural America

Photography Contest and Youth Art

Show


General Guidelines

  • Entries must be original work of youth aged 16 years old or younger.
  • Photography subjects limited to rural life or agriculture-related settings.
  • Art themes may explore any subject, style or medium.
  • Entries will be exhibited during the Lamar Free Fair, August 25th-28th, at Nathan’s Place, 1005 Gulf, Lamar.

PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDELINES

Photo must be 8 x 10 and matted

Mat can be any color or size.

No frames or double matting.

Limit of five photos per person

Rural life or agriculture-related settings only, preferable right here in Barton County, Missouri!

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Photography Categories:

Landscape

Flowering hay meadows, hillsides, sunsets, storms on the horizon, rainbows, trees, fields of growing crops, season scenary (spring, summer, fall winter), etc.

People

People working in a hayfield, working in the garden, planting or harvesting crops, doing chores, a family dinner or 4th of July picnic, fishing and hunting, outdoor activites, etc.

Farm Buildings

Obsolete farm buildings have a historical background and show character. Examples: old abandoned barns, windmills, well pumps, silos, farm houses, new barn or grain bin construction, complete farmsteads from a distance, etc.

Backyards

Flowers, vegetable gardens, tree blossoms, fruit trees, bird feeders, bird baths, humming birds, squirrels, pets, etc.

Animals

Cows and calves grazing, showing and grooming livestock, riding a horse, dairy cattle, shearing sheep, sows and pigs, wildlife scenes (deer, turkey, rabbits, quail, songbirds) etc.

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Photography Awards (each category)

First place: $20

Second place:$15

Third place: $10

Peoples’ Choice: Trophy

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ART GUIDELINES

Art should be ready to hang & may be of any size, theme and medium

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Categories:

Drawing/Colored pencil Age 11-16

Oil/Acrylic/Water Color Age 11-16

All others Age 11-16

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Drawing/Colored pencil Age 10 & under

Oil/Acrylic/Water Color Age 10 & under

All others Age 10 & under

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Awards (each category)

First place: $10

Second place:  $5

Third place: Ribbon

People’s Choice: Trophy

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How to Enter:

Bring entries to the Arts Council building, 208 W. 10th St., Lamar (just west of the Square on 10th St.), on Friday, August 20, 2010, between 5:00 and 8:00 PM. For more information call Chris (art) at 681-0199 or Ben (photography) at 417-682-3571 ext 3.

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The Open Air Art Show held under the Moore Pavilion on July 17th was a huge success! Here are some pics:

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Paintings by Carolyn Dunsing

More paintings by Carolyn Dunsing

Painting by Chandler Curtis

Painting by Chandler Curtis

Drawing by Chandler Curtis

Photograph by Jessica Edwards

Drawing by Pam Allen

Drawing by Pam Allen

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The Arts Council of Barton County will host a Free Open Air Art Show, featuring the work of a variety of local fine and folk artists, photographers, sculptors, handcrafted jewelry makers and more, to be held in conjunction with the 2010 Missouri State Chili Cook-off in Lamar, Missouri. This event will benefit the Rebuilding Fund for St Mary’s Catholic Church, which was tragically destroyed by fire in 2009.

When: Saturday, July 17th, 2010, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Where: Under the Moore Pavilion, 103 East 10th St., Lamar Missouri. The Moore Pavilion is one block east of the historic Lamar town square.

How Much?: This event is FREE, but donations to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Rebuilding Fund will be gratefully accepted.

Contact: For more info about the Art Show, call Chris @ 417-681-0199. For info on the Missouri State Chili Cook-off, call Dixie @ 417-682-5432. For more info on the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Rebuilding Fund, go here.

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CONFIRMED ARTISTS, SO FAR…

(Many More to Come – check back frequently!!!)

Carolyn Dunsing, of Peaceacre

Chandler Curtis

Pam Allen

Jessica Edwards, of Jessica Edwards Photography

Joyce Cody

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ATTENTION ARTISTS/PHOTOGRPAHERS!

Would you like to particpate in The Arts Council of Barton County Free Open Air Art Show? Call Chris @ 417-681-0199 ASAP. Time is short, and slots are filling up fast! Thanks!

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Now is the time…

… to start working on your entries for The Eighth Annual Rural America Photography Contest and Youth Art Show to be held in conjunction with the Lamar Free Fair in August!

  • Entries must be original work of youth aged 16 years old or younger.
  • Photography subjects limited to rural life or agriculture-related settings.
  • Art themes may explore any subject, style or medium.
  • Entries will be exhibited during the Lamar Free Fair, August 21st-28th, at Nathan’s Place on the Square.
  • Cash prizes will be awarded!!!

More than 2,000 people viewed the awesome artwork and photographs in last year’s show, and we expect an even bigger crowd this year! Make sure Y-O-U-R talent is on display! Start working on your entries NOW!!!

Sign up to receive monthly email reminders throughout the summer, as well as complete entry info and a registration form in August! Just send a blank email  to ArtsCouncilofBartonCounty@Yahoo.com, and we’ll add you to the list. Thank you!

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