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Zoar Art Competition
Sponsored by Whitemyer Advertising in conjunction
with the Annual Zoar Harvest Festival

In keeping with our annual tradition, Whitemyer Advertising, Inc. and the Zoar Community Association are pleased to announce the 2015 Zoar Art Contest and Exhibition. Zoar has long been an inspiration for local artists who seek to preserve the village's historical beauty. Their diversified works depicting the last 198 years provide, conceivably, the most creative recordings of the village's rich heritage. It is with great pleasure that we present the following information:


The Zoar Art Contest and Exhibition allows any artists of the high school level and older to create artworks showcasing Zoar Village. Submitted work must be representative of the village, but can be done in any drawing or painting medium. Each creation will be juried for exhibition by the judges sometime after the submission deadline of July 1, 2015. Those selected will be on display during the 2015 Zoar Harvest Festival (August 1-2, 2015) and the judges will give five awards to works in which they find suitable merit. The awards are as follows:


Donald Whitemyer Memorial Award
$1,000 Best of Show award for all categories of any medium
Awarded By: Whitemyer Advertising

Frederick Gottwald Award
$500 award for the best work finished in oil and acrylic paint
Awarded By: The Zoar Community Association

Ora Coltman Watercolor Award
$500 award for the best work finished in watercolor
Awarded By: The Zoar Community Association

Edna Lueking Memorial Award
$500 award for the best drawing or sketch done in pencil, pen, ink or crayon
Awarded By: Whitemyer Advertising

Scott Whitemyer Memorial Student Award
$250 award for the best work in any category by a high school student
Awarded By: Whitemyer Advertising

Artworks selected for the exhibition may, at the artist's discretion, be offered for sale. A 20% commission will be deducted from all sales. Sponsors will have the opportunity to purchase paintings at the established price prior to the public exhibit. The sponsors also assume the right to publish any entry. In every case, all paintings must remain on display for the duration of the exhibit [Aug. 1 & 2].

Photographs or slides of entries must be submitted with a completed entry form to Whitemyer Advertising by July 1, 2015. If your work is selected for exhibition, you must deliver the physical artwork to Whitemyer Advertising (254 E. 4th St., Zoar, Ohio) by July 17, 2015.