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Attention Barton County artists and photographers – it’s time to have some good, old fashioned Halloween fun!

Monsters on Main Street

When the Arts Council runs a photography contest, the first rule is usually that every picture must be “as taken,” with no manipulation using Photoshop or other computer graphics programs.

WELL, NOT THIS TIME! For the “Monsters on Main Street” competition, you not only CAN manipulate your images any way you want, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO SO!

Here is the basic premise of the “Monsters on Main Street” competition:

1. Take a photograph here in the Lamar/Barton County area of a common Main Street landmark everyone who lives here would recognize, such as the Courthouse, stores on the Square, the Plaza Theater, Harry Truman’s birthplace, the grade school or high school, the football field, McDonalds/Sonic/Pizza Hut, a cemetery, the library, Walmart, the laundromat, Wheeler Park, well known area homes — any place we locals would be sure to recognize.

2. Drop one or more monsters into the scene, by whatever means at your disposal. Whether that means Photoshoping images into the picture, having real people in costume pose for the shot, physically pasting in cut out pictures collage-style — whatever you can dream up, it’s all good! The sky’s the limit! Take this basic one-two concept, landmark + monsters, and let your imagination soar!

3. Be as creative as you can – that’s all there is to it!

4. All entries will be displayed throughout the month of October at The Gallery, 206 W. 10th St., Lamar.

5. Visitors will be able to vote for their favorite entry, and the “People’s Choice” winner will receive a $50.00 cash prize!

6. The “Monsters on Main Street” contest IS NOT LIMITED TO PHOTOGRAPHS ONLY! Artists, feel free to express the premise outlined above in any medium of your choosing – painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, mixed media, etc. Put a local landmark and monsters together any way you want, and you’re in the show and contest!

7. There is NO LIMIT on the number of times you can enter! Create as many awesome scenes as you want! The more works you enter, the better your chances of winning the cash prize!

8. The Arts Council reserves the right to refuse any entry that does not follow the “ground rules” below:

Some Ground Rules:

“Monsters on Main Street” is intended to be an exercise in good, old fashioned creative Halloween fun! By the word “Monster,” we are thinking of the creepy creatures of classic Hollywood movies, such as vampires, werewolves, ghosts and ghouls, gargoyles and goblins, Frankenstein, zombies, skeletons, mummies, Godzilla, King Kong, the Blob, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, etc. Classic creatures of myth and folklore would be great too, i.e., Big Foot, Momo the Monster (anybody remember him?), the Loch Ness Monster, flying saucers, aliens, giant black panthers, etc.

Just keep it fun – and Family Friendly!

Kitsch and camp are great, genuinely spooky is wonderful, strange and mysterious are just what we have in mind! However, ABSOLUTELY – NO crazy killers, NO chainsaws, NO axe murders, NO blood, NO gore, NO violence, NOTHING even mildly suggestive in an “adult” way – PERIOD. Let’s make “Monsters on Main Street” a fun and fascinating show that everyone of any age can safely enjoy!

HOW TO ENTER:

THE DEADLINE FOR ENTERING HAS BEEN EXTENDED!!!  You can now bring your awesome entries in throughout the month of October! We will collect “People’s Choice” ballots only during the last week of the month, to allow the maximum number of entries to be on display when voting begins. The ballots will be counted, and the $50 cash prize winner announced on Halloween! Bring entries ready to hang to The Arts Council Gallery, 206 W 10th St., Lamar, just west of the Square on 10th St. The Gallery is open every Tuesday through Friday from 11:00AM to 5:30PM.

Questions? Comments? Email The Arts Council at ArtsCouncilofBartonCounty@yahoo.com. Thanks! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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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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Photo Courtesy of Griifitt Photography

Sandra Conrad - Photo Courtesy of Griffitt Photography

“Raw,” an exhibit of emotionally charged oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, sculpture, and charcoal and pen and ink drawings by Mount Vernon artist Sandra Conrad will be on display in the Arts Council Gallery through June 30th, at 206 W 10th St. in Lamar. The Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 to 5:30. This exhibit is free and open to the public.

There will be an artist’s reception for Ms. Conrad at the Gallery on Saturday, June 11th from 2:00 to 4:00, with refreshments provided by The Wild Plum Café. All are welcome to attend!

A Southwest Missouri native, Conrad was born in Neosho, lived in Joplin for many years, and now resides in Mount Vernon. She currently attends Missouri Southern State University, though she was a working artist long before deciding to enroll in traditional “art school.” She has taught classes at the Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, and has personally shared her intense and evocative paintings and sculptures with collectors and art aficionados at shows and festivals throughout the state. Her mission as an artist is “to open people’s eyes” to a deeper emotional dimension too many disregard while immersed in the ordinary routines of life. With images ranging from the dreamlike, to the disturbing, to the sorrowful, to the impishly lighthearted, Conrad’s work runs the gamut of human emotion and imagination, and leads viewers to a deeper confrontation with themselves.

This summer, Conrad will teach a class on creating “altered books,” a striking example of which can be viewed in the current Gallery exhibit. The class will be held at the Gallery, and is sponsored by The Arts Council of Barton County.

Here are some pics of Sandra’s work! Added at last!

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ART WINNERS

OIL/ACRYLIC/WATERCOLOR, AGES 11 – 16


1st Place – COURTNEY ROSS, “BUNK BUDDIES”

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OIL/ACRYLIC/WATERCOLOR, AGES 10 AND UNDER

1st Place – RYAN DAVIS, “RED TREES”

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2nd Place – KAITLIN DAVIS, “BEAUTIFUL WATERFALL”

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3rd – THEODORE CRABTREE, “THE TRAIL RIDE”

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HONORABLE MENTION – SAMANTHA CRABTREE, “GRAMMA’S”

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DRAWING/COLORED PENCIL, AGES 11 – 16

1st Place – KAYLA MCCOLLOUGH, “MARE AND FOAL”

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2nd Place – STARR LONERO, “BUTTERFLY”

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ALL OTHER MEDIA, AGES 11 – 16

1st Place– STARR LONERO, “SPIRAL DREAMS”

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2nd Place – STARR LONERO, “TREE”

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3rd Place – STARR LONERO, “TWO PARALLEL UNIVERSES”

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ALL OTHER MEDIA, AGES 10 AND UNDER

1st Place – LEXI PHIPPS, “QUILTED BUTTERFLY”

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2nd Place – ELLA HARRIS, “FLOWER GARDEN”

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PHOTOGRAPHY WINNERS

BACKYARD:

1st Place – REBECCA DARROW, “HEAVEN’S GATE”

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2nd Place – JACKIE NEHER, “HUMMINGBIRDS”

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3rd Place – JACKIE NEHER, “DRAGONFLY”

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BUILDINGS:

1st Place – KAYLA MCCOLLOUGH, “SUNSET OVER THE OLD BARN”

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2nd Place – REBECCA DARROW, “THE OLD MILL”

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3rd Place – THEODORE CRABTREE, “THE OLD CHICKEN COOP”

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LANDSCAPE:

1st Place – KAYLA MCCOLLOUGH, “DOWN BY THE POND”

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2nd Place – ANNABELL CRABTREE, “POND AND TREES”

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3rd Place – REBECA DARROW, “NATURE’S MIRROR”

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ANIMALS:

1st Place – HANNAH MOYER, “KILLDEER”

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2nd Place– HANNAH MOYER, “SNOW COWS”

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3rd Place– LEXI PHIPPS, “MY BABY FAWN”

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HONERABLE MENTION – HANNAH MOYER, “DOING MY JOB”

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PEOPLE:

1st Place – ANNABELL CRABTREE, “SAMANTHA”

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2nd Place – THEODORE CRABTREE, “PINKALICIOUS”

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People’s Choice Awards:

ART:

Flower Garden, by Ella Harris

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PHOTOGRAPHY:

My Baby Fawn, by Lexi Phipps

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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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