LLCC is participating in the Springfield Area Arts Council’s On My Own Time (OMOT) program. OMOT provides an opportunity for LLCC employees to display original art that has been created outside the office. There will be two exhibitions: the in-house exhibit (at LLCC) and the city-wide exhibit (Springfield Art Association) where first place award-winning artwork from all participating businesses/agencies/institutions is displayed.
The deadline to participate in the 2016 OMOT program is Fri., Sept. 16. All entry forms and fees will need to be turned in to Misty Hagstrom, Judy Jozaitis or Janet Semanik. Each employee may enter up to three works for a fee of $5 per entry. This individual fee, payable to the Springfield Area Arts Council, assists with costs of the OMOT program. All employees who enter OMOT receive a ribbon for their participation. View the entry form and rules:
LLCC’s in-house exhibit will be held Fri., Oct. 14-28 (with an opening reception to be held on Fri., Oct. 14). The judges, provided by the Springfield Area Arts Council, will select award winners at each workplace. The first place awards from each in-house exhibit will be displayed in the city-wide exhibit at the Springfield Art Association (SAA), 700 North Fourth Street, from December 2-21. The city-wide awards as well as the best of show award will be announced at a reception at the SAA for all On My Own Time participants to be held on December 6, from 6- 8 p.m.
Use your imagination, creativity and originality to create your entries for our in-house exhibit. Entries are divided into twelve different categories: painting, drawing, printmaking/etching, mixed media, fiber/fabric/needlework, pottery/ceramics/porcelain, “straight” photography, photographic or print manipulated images, jewelry, wood, glass/metal/stone, other (basketry, hand-crafted models and miniatures, floral arrangements, paper, etc.). As part of the criteria for award selections, judges look for originality and innovative use of materials, quality presentation and the overall impact of the piece. View a detailed list of the categories and descriptions.
Participation deadline is Fri., Sept. 16. Contact Misty Hagstrom at 786.2466 with questions.