By Valarie Case Nescatunga Arts and Humanities Council [email protected]
An complete working day of arts, crafts and entertainment are scheduled for the Alva, Oklahoma, downtown square Saturday, June 4.
The 51st Nescatunga Arts Competition will kick the working day off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. adopted by the Salt Fork June Jam that will acquire over the sq. at the shut of the arts competition until eventually 9 p.m.
Registration for the arts pageant is open up to good artists and crafters, and a type may be observed on the net at www.nescatunga.org. The early registration deadline is Could 20. Booth house for good art or crafts is $25 for the first house and $15 for every added house. Booth room service fees will double after this day.
Great arts groups consist of oil/acrylic, watercolor, pastels, combined media, graphics/pen and ink/pencil, printing earning, images, pottery, sculpture (wooden, metallic, mineral), fiber arts like quilting/weaving/basketry, and designer arts and jewelry. E book authors also are welcome.
Craft groups include things like wood toys/household furniture, ceramics/glass, outfits, delicate toys, decorative goods, jewelry, craft food items, repurposed products, property goods/add-ons, and other things.
Good artists are qualified for only one award of dollars and ribbons in just about every classification. The awards will include a Ideal of Display prize for $200 initially position $150 next put $100 and third spot $75. The festival judge could award any location to an entry based on benefit, and if, in the feeling of the judge, none of the entries in a class meet up with the requirements of excellence, no award will be specified.
Significant university and faculty pupil artwork will be judged for a possible initially place and a $25 prize. No registration charge is billed to college students.
All do the job should be that of the exhibitor, and artists ought to be in attendance for do the job to be judged.
Artists and crafters have to offer their own screen set up, tables, chairs, and so on. All booths will be established up on the north side of the courthouse lawn. Arts pageant planners inquire that booths stay in put right up until 3 p.m. but are welcome to keep by the evening in the course of the June Jam.
Food stuff booths enable fund competition, scholarships
Instead than getting a range of foodstuff booths on the garden at the pageant, this 12 months a breakfast-themed booth will be supplied that will start off serving at 8 a.m. on the sq..
The Gourmand Food stuff Booth serving up baked goods from a number of volunteers will be back as this booth is 1 of the committee’s greatest fundraisers. Nearby bakers who would like to donate a baked product to the booth should really call Nicki Chaffee at (580) 430- 5450.
These meals booths support the corporation fund scholarships to area arts learners each individual year, as very well as support fund the arts pageant, the Sugar Display, First Friday Artwork Stroll at the Runnymede and other activities.
Family members Exciting Pursuits
Many family fun actions also will be obtainable on the downtown square throughout the day. Accessible will be deal with portray by CAKE Facial area Confront Painting, an inflatable obstacle course, practice rides, Port-A-Petting with Bradt’s Menagerie, outsized Jenga sets and a number of corn gap sets.
Quilt Clearly show at the Courthouse
The once-a-year Quilt Exhibit will take location in the Woods County Courthouse on the downtown square that exact working day. Anyone fascinated in displaying a quilt need to call Rose Mary McFall at (580) 829-3011 by Could 20.
Sugar Display is new attraction
A new attraction to the arts festival this 12 months is a Sugar Display contest to let meals artists to generate embellished cakes, cookies and cupcakes. Embellished cakes really should have at minimum two tiers, and a dozen decorated cookies and cupcakes need to be established.
There will be a few divisions: Experienced, who might enter with non-edible “dummy” cakes and Aspiring Artists and Pupils, who will enter edible products.
Merchandise will be judged on six conditions: Over-all Visual appearance, Amount of Approaches Made use of, Precision, Originality of Style and Amount of Issue.
There will be 1 initially area prize in each individual class, moreover a People’s Selection award. The entry charge for this contest is $10 per category or absolutely free to pupils. The prize will be $50 for initially put in every single category for professionals and aspiring artists, or $10 for the 1st spot scholar entry.
Queries about the Sugar Show really should be directed to April Ridgway at (580) 917-0101 or [email protected].
Enjoyment staying scheduled
Naicee (Gugelmeyer) Sutter has scheduled several entertainers for the working day including:
The Classic Wildflowers, an Irish, Celtic trio that attributes a lot of distinctive instruments and lively harmony vocals from Tulsa, as effectively as the Cheyenne Tribal Dancers and Borderline Bluegrass group. Community favorites include Nick and Cara Bradt, Fred Riggins, Skip Kim’s Dance Studio, Drew Faulkner, Angie May possibly and Emma Cline.
Thoughts about the party
For additional data on the arts pageant, speak to the Alva Chamber of Commerce at (580) 327- 1647 or electronic mail the Pageant committee at [email protected]. Much more facts also is available on the web page or by viewing the festival’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nescatungaarts.
Queries about the June Jam must be directed to the Graceful Arts Gallery and Studio at (580) 327- 2787 or [email protected].
The Nescatunga Arts Pageant is sponsored by the Nescatunga Arts and Humanities Council, Inc., in cooperation with the Alva Chamber of Commerce and the Metropolis of Alva Tourism Committee.