Reminder: 38th annual Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show opens Sept. 24

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An attendee browses exhibits at the 2015 Arts of the Terrace. (Photo courtesy City of Mountlake Terrace)
An attendee browses exhibits at the 2015 Arts of the Terrace. (Photo courtesy City of Mountlake Terrace)

The 38th Annual Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show is set for Saturday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W. Sponsored by the Mountlake Terrace Arts Commission and the Friends of the Arts, “Arts of the Terrace” is one of the major juried art shows held in the Pacific Northwest and attracts top artists from throughout the region.

A patrons’ preview and artists’ awards ceremony will be held Friday, Sept. 23 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W.. The show opens to the public on Saturday, Sept. 24.

This year’s jurors include Pam Ingalls for Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Miniatures, Larey McDaniel for photography, Lance Dooley for 3-Dimensional and Artisans’ Works, and Sally Penley for Calligraphy.

As a juried art show, artists compete for more than $4,000 in cash awards and art merchandise and the quality and caliber of art submissions has increased the competition for acceptance into the show. Artists from as far away as Arkansas, British Columbia, Ellensburg and Bellingham have entered the show, thus increasing its notoriety as a regional and now as a national and international show.

The show is free and open to the public Sept. 24 through Oct. 9, 2016, Monday through Thursday, noon to 6 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. and Sundays, Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 1-5 p.m. and closing day of Oct. 9 from 1-3 p.m. The Mountlake Terrace Library is located at 23300 58th Ave. W. More information is on Facebook at Mountlake Terrace Friends of the Arts.

The Mountlake Terrace Library is hosting local poet, Ann Batchelor Hursey, MFA, author of A Certain Hold (2014), who will join forces with Arts of the Terrace juried art show to lead a creative writing session Sept. 24 inspired by art on display and live music from the Puget Sound Folk Society. Those attending will experience ways that poets use both the visual arts and music to inspire their work. All levels of writers and poets are welcome.

For more information on the Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show, call Arts Advisory Commission Chair Judy Ryan at 425-771-7068.

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