FRAA opens call to artists for “Spirit of Summer”

“Life Is Good!” by Claudia Ignatieff

Local and regional artists are cordially invited to answer the “S.O.S.” (Spirit of Summer) Call to Artists from Florence Regional Arts Association (FRAA). During the busy months of July and August, artists will have the opportunity to exhibit at the Florence Events Center FEC Galleries One and Five.

FRAA welcomes 2-D paintings, photography and mixed media, as well as 3-D art, including jewelry, pottery, ceramics, mosaics, wood, stained glass and more.

The application fee is $30 per rod for up to two pieces. This also applies to 3-D art, which must fit in the locked case. People can also share a rod with someone else.

Applications can be picked up at FRAA, 120 Maple St., or online at . Applications will be accepted on a “first-come, first-served” basis until Galleries One and Five are full, as well as the case. The deadline for applications is Thursday, June 20.

There will be “People’s Choice” Awards, first place for $150, second place for $100 and a youth artist award of $100. The public is urged to cast their ballots for their choice, and a perfect time to do this will be the Artist’s Reception on Friday evening, July 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. There will be live music, food and spirits to enjoy, and this will be a great opportunity to meet the artists.

All artwork in the exhibit will be available to purchase.