Sculpture by Rick Conn, one of five pieces he created for the Rail Trail in Spartanburg, S.C. Each piece is created from an actual steel train rail he torch cut, heated and bent. The whimsical rail cars on top are made from fused brass plate and represent actual trains that used to operate in the area. Conn is currently working on a sixth piece in the series. (photo submitted by Pauline Ross)

Conn chosen to jury 14th Regional Juried Art Show

Published 10:22am Monday, August 6, 2012

TPS’ most competitive and prestigious show
Well-known painter and sculptor Rick Conn has been selected to judge the works submitted for the 14th Regional Juried Art Show sponsored by Tryon Painters and Sculptors (TPS). Conn was recently invited to show at the West Main Artist Coop annual invitational in Spartanburg.
The juried show is TPS’ most competitive and prestigious art show and will take place at the TPS gallery from Sept. 29 – Nov. 10. Show organizers Sandy Sibley and Christine Mariotti said extensive marketing and advertising will bring in a collection of serious entries that will be narrowed down to the “best of the best,” which will make up the show. They said outstanding entries will be rewarded with more than $1,500 of prizes, and many works in the show will represent areas surrounding Tryon as well as out of state.
Artists who would like to submit works for this juried show can download information and a prospectus from the TPS website at www.tryonpaintersandsculptors.com or pick them up at the gallery at 26 Maple Street in Tryon.
The opening reception for the show will take place Friday, Sept. 29 from 5-8 p.m. Awards will be announced at 6 p.m.
- article submitted by Pauline Ross

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