Natchitoches Art Guild to hold Kids’ Creative Canvases Competition in September

The 2021 Kids’ Creative Canvases Competition, sponsored by the Natchitoches Art Guild and Gallery, is looking for students in grades 1-12 to submit an original work of art.

Entries must be delivered to the gallery no later than Sept. 10. They will be judged by the Board of Director of the Natchitoches Art Guild. Prizes ($50 gift certificate per category) will be presented at the Awards Reception on Sept. 19 at 2 pm. Entries must be picked up from the gallery on Sept. 19 following the reception.

The entry fee of $10 provides each participant the opportunity to display original work in the gallery and the required canvas. Each student will be allowed (1) one entry. There is a limit of 60 entries in four categories: Grades 1-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Due to legal restrictions, works cannot be sold through the gallery. Application forms and canvases can be obtained from the gallery during regular gallery hours Sunday through Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm. Works must be presented on the provided 8×10 gallery wrap canvases with 1 3/8″ profile.

The Guild stresses that works must be original. An original is defined as not seen before in any other media. If your student enjoys painting/drawing cartoons or action heroes, please note that we will not accept any recognizable character, for example Mickey Mouse or Superman, etc… Presenting those characters publicly is an infringement of copywrite laws.

For more information call 318-352-1626.