Spiva announces membership show winners
November 24, 2011
Spiva Center for the Arts has announced the winners of the 64th Annual Membership Show at a reception held on November 18, 2011 for adults and November 20, 2011 for children. Members competed for $3,000 in cash prizes in the adult and children’s divisions. According to Spiva director Jo Mueller, 99 artists, including 14 under the age of 16, participated.

“The Membership Show is Spiva’s most anticipated exhibit of the year. The variety of work — and the enormous amount of talent represented — is exciting and inspiring,” Mueller said.

Spiva member/artists entered one original artwork for either display or competitive judging. Dr. John Windle, longtime supporter of regional artists and Spiva Center for the Arts, funded awards in all categories.

Awards are as follows:

Adult Competitive 3-D

Adult Competitive 2-D

Children’s Competitive Age 11 and under

Youth Competitive Ages 12-16

Serving as jurors were: Stephanie Leedy, executive board member, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City,for entries in the adult competitive category and Dr. Elaina Edman, artist and Joplin Schools principal, for the Donna Gilbreth Memorial Children’s Awards for children ages 11 and under and youth awards for ages 12-16.

Admission to the galleries is by voluntary contribution, with a suggested donation of $2 per adult and $1 for school aged children. The Center is open to the public Tuesdays–Saturdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sundays, 1–5 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays, including the Thursday and Friday of Thanksgiving week.

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