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Juneau Douglas City Museum opens call for entries for 12x12 exhibit

Posted: January 12, 2012 - 12:03am

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum has opened a call for entries for their eighth annual 12x12 Community Art Installation, opening in March. This year’s theme is texture.

The 12x12 exhibit came about after the former Curator of Collections & Exhibits, Ellen Carrlee, heard about a program called “an inch of art” at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wis. in 2004. Thanks to that inspiration, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum has been having the 12x12 exhibit ever since.

“The goal of this exhibit is to encourage all levels of creativity to focus on two parameters: a fixed two dimensional or three-dimensional size, and a theme - texture,” says Director, Jane Lindsey. “Each year we are amazed and charmed by the creative expression that comes in the door.”

All entries must be 12”x12” including framing. 3-D artwork can be no greater than 12 inches in depth. Entries will be accepted Thursday, Feb. 23 through Saturday, Feb. 25. A completed entry form and $12.12 entry fee must accompany each submission. Multiple submissions per artist are allowed.

The 8th annual 12x12 exhibit will open on Friday, March 2 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. with an opening reception sponsored by the Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. The exhibit runs through March 31.

Entry forms are available online at www.juneau.org/parkrec/museum <http://www.juneau.org/parkrec/museum> and at the Museum’s front desk. For more information call 586-3572.

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