Art show slated for Nov. 17

The West Texas Art Guild is presenting "A Return to the Big Country Art Show" on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Colorado City Civic Center, located at 157 West Second Street in Colorado City.Guests are invited to bring their art work and spend the day enjoying an art demonstration by Leada Woods of Colorado City. In addition, attendees can tour the city's museum and walk through the "Railhead Days" arts and crafts displays. At the end of the day, everyone may pick up their work.All submitted work must be original, done without supervision and completed within the last three years. Including the frame, the entries must not exceed 50 inches in any direction.No wet paint or sawtooth hangers are allowed, and all works must be properly framed, wired, protected, mounted and ready for hanging and display.Awards for the artwork are $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place in five categories: Oil / Acrylic; Watercolor; Photography; Dry Media; and Three-Dimensional Works. Quilts cannot be entered.In addition, ten honorable mentions awards at $10 each will be given, according to the number of entries in a category. One "Best of Show" award with a $200 prize will be distributed, and ribbons will be given for "Judge's Choice" and for "People's Choice." Cash awards are limited to one per person.Judging the event will be Judith Tereletsky from Big Spring. All area-wide artists over the age of 18 are eligible to compete; fees are $10 per entry with a limit of six per artist.For more information on the event and how to pick up an entry form, send an email to, or call 325-242-2167 or 325-307-2042. The itinerary for the art show is as follows:8 a.m. - 10 a.m.: Enter artwork at the Civic Center.10 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Watch demonstration by Leada Wood from Colorado City.12 p.m. - 4 p.m.: Lunch, shop, attend the Railhead Days, or tour the "Heart of West Texas" Museum.4 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Reception and awards presented at the Civic Center.5 p.m. Pick up art work.