Regional Fine Art Exhibition entries dropoff June 18-19

Rome Art And Community Center, 308 West Bloomfield St., accepts entries for the annual Rome Regional Fine Arts Exhibition Monday, June 18, 10 a.m. to noon, and 5-7 p.m.; and again on Tuesday, June 19, 10 a.m. to noon and 4-5:30 p.m.

Two and three dimensional work will be accepted, including but not limited to: painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, drawing/graphics, fiber, and digital art. The nonrefundable fee is $15 for each piece of artwork (no limit on number of entries) and $10 per entry for RACC members.

This is a juried show so not all entries will get into the show.

Artists must be 18 years or older and reside within 100 miles of Rome. All work must be original, completed within the last three years, and not previously shown at any Rome Art And Community Center Regional Exhibition. Artwork should be delivered in person.

The Rome Regional Fine Arts Exhibition is an annual tradition in the region, an exhibit "showcasing only the very best of professional and amateur artists." All entries are juried, and approximately 50-70 of as many as 200 works are selected to be on display in the Center’s professional galleries. Winners are chosen, with the best of show winner receiving a $200 cash prize, The Ann PanasciMemorial Award.

This year’s juror of selection will be award winning photographer Bob Gates.

Gates studied photography at the University of Iowa School of Art and the Santa Fe Photography Workshops. His work has won many prizes and awards and has appeared in group, individual, and juried exhibitions in local galleries (Delavan, Edgewood, Limestone, Gandee) and colleges (Cazenovia, LeMoyne, SU), and nationally in such galleries as the Vermont Photo Space Gallery, the Southern Vermont Arts Center, and the Larson Gallery in Yakima, Washington. His photos have been published in PhotoLife, The Photo Review, Photographers Forum, Shutterbug, Diffusion Magazine, Popular Photography, f-stop, National Geographic Traveler, File Magazine, Martha’s Vineyard Magazine, Plates to Pixels and Life in the Finger Lakes Magazine.

For more information, including the entire exhibit prospectus, visit the Center’s website, www.romeart.org and click on the Visual Arts link, then "Current Exhibits."

RACC is a nonprofit multi-arts facility, supported annually by the New York State Council on the Arts and the City of Rome.