The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach recently announced the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Art Contest, a joint project between the two organizations, that will kick off this summer and will culminate with an awards party announcing contest winners on Saturday. Sept. 7, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
The art contest is free to enter and open to the public. Artists of any age are welcome to participate and all artwork submitted will be displayed at the awards event Sept. 7. The awards event is free and open to the public. There will be a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.
The submission deadline is Friday, Aug. 30, and artwork of all mediums will be accepted. Artwork must depict a likeness of the facade of the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall building. Art submissions should be delivered to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall the week of Aug. 26, and two-dimensional artwork must be ready to hang.
Board member and chair of the Strategic Planning Committee at PVCH, Michael Wicks, said the main goal with this project is to, “... shine a spotlight on one of our community’s greatest assets, the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. We couldn’t think of a better way than through the use of art, and through the eyes of our artist community. We are proud to partner with The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach for this special event.”
The winner, selected by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Board and representatives from the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division, will be announced at the awards ceremony on Sept. 6. The winning artwork will permanently hang at PVCH and the winning artist will be awarded with a $1,000 cash prize. The winner’s artwork will be used as official, promotional artwork for the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
Guests attending the art contest celebration will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite submission. A People’s Choice Award will be announced the following week. The People’s Choice Award winner will also be awarded with a $1,000 cash prize.
CCPVB Community Connections Director, Jennifer Jordan said, “This is a collaborative stepping stone for both staple organizations in our community. The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach is thrilled to assist the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall with the art contest and looks forward to collaborating with PVCH on future projects.”
For more information, go to pvconcerthall.com or ccpvb.org.