A Rouse tradition is returning for an eighth year.
The Henry Rouse annual permanent collection juried art show will take place from Oct. 12 to Oct. 26 at the Suites Personal Care Home. Kris Whitaker, administrator for the suites, said the tradition started under Jeff Sedon, a former Rouse CEO.
Previously, the art was displayed at the Rouse chapel but for the past two years has been in the atrium at the suites. Both at the Rouse Home and the suites, Whitaker said they have a permanent art collection.
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Joyce Meyer, Suites at Rouse Personal Care Home resident, views a painting entered in a previous art show.
"Many paintings decorate the halls," Whitaker said. "It creates a harmonic atmosphere and promotes cultural awareness."
Entries will be accepted from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30 at the suites. They must be two dimensional works, framed and ready to be hung.
Works cannot exceed 72" in dimension or weigh more than 100 pounds. Artists should indicate whether the work is for sale and, if so, the retail price should be specified.
Artists like to see their work purchased, Whitaker said, and the pieces can be retained by the buyer or donated to the Rouse. The collection will retain 30 percent of the purchase price and the artists receive 70 percent.
Rejected pieces must be picked up between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday by Sunday, Oct. 7 or be subject to a storage fee. Unsold work must be picked up between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 through Friday, Nov. 2.
An opening reception will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 and will be open to the public. First place will win $75, second place will receive $50 and third place will receive $25.
This year marks a return to the juried show format, Whitaker said, as there were featured artists in the past few years. Judith Blank, president of Warren Art League, will serve as juror.
"She has a good eye for color," Whitaker said.