Tryon Painters & Sculptors looking for artists for upcoming art show

Published 8:00 am Friday, July 6, 2018

As part of a celebration of 50 years as a gallery in Tryon, Tryon Painters & Sculptors and cosponsor Partnership for Horses will hold an open juried show that will be displayed from Sept. 15 through Oct. 13.

Artists age 18 and over may submit up to two pieces of 2D or 3D work. The works must be original, not previously shown at the TPS gallery, created in the past two years, appropriate to the theme, “For the Love of Horses,” and be for sale.

Works considered appropriate to the theme can include any aspect of equestrian lifestyle, from attire to pastoral scenery to activities, or any abstract representation.

“All in the Family” (Submitted artwork)

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Prizes include cash, gift certificates and a Viewers’ Choice Award, exceeding $1,500. First prize will be $500, second prize is $350 and third prize is $250.

Prizes will be announced at the show opening between 5-7 p.m. Sept. 15.

The show will be juried by C. Allen Coleman, an artist, curator and creative professional who has administered approximately 200 exhibitions and has been involved in over 400 exhibits, performances and presentations.

The work must be appropriately mounted for display with a maximum size of 40 inches. People may contact the gallery for the complete guidelines and a contract to read, sign and bring with them when they deliver their work.

For additional information about this event as well as upcoming shows, classes, workshops and demonstrations, people may visit Tryon Painters & Sculptors gallery and studios at 78 N. Trade St. in downtown Tryon, or visit

– Submitted by Robin Turner