CARROLLWOOD — It’s never too early to get ready for a major art show.
The gallery at the Carrollwood Cultural Center is hosting the Star Spangled Art 2013. The opening reception won’t be held until Nov. 9, but Art Curator Gainer Roberts is already looking for submissions. Entries are limited to the first 70 two-dimensional art works and, since the art will be judged over the next two months, it is important to get in your best work immediately.
The show is sponsored by Carrollwood-based Operation Helping Hand and the Military Officers Association of America, Tampa Chapter.
“We know we are going to get some great work,” Roberts said. “We always get such great work here and we are looking forward to it.”
There are some rules. Anyone shipping work to the CCC must arrange for shipping both ways. Packages should not arrive any later than Oct. 28, but the sooner, the better. Large works up to 50 inches in any direction are acceptable, but larger works can hang from the balconies of the CCC. Every framed artwork must have a hanging wire attached properly to the back of the work. Gallery-wrapped canvas is fine, but the edges must be painted or taped.
The first 70 pieces will be accepted and presented in the theater gallery. Each artist may submit two artworks. All art most be totally original. All sales must be handled directly between the artist and the buyer. Needless to say, since CCC is a public venue, controversial works will not be accepted.
Applications for Star Spangled Art can be found at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road.