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Posted on: March 5, 2018

$8,500 in cash and purchase prizes will be awarded at the Juried Art Show in Downtown McKinney

The McKinney Performing Arts Center (MPAC) and the Arts and Music Guild are now accepting artwork submissions for the Juried Art Show in April. Submissions will be juried by a four-person panel, and prize winners will be chosen by Karl Buchberg, retired Senior Curator, MoMA, and J. Patrick Cooney, J. Patrick Cooney Fine Arts. The winning large-scale artwork piece will be purchased and become part of MPAC’s permanent art collection.

Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m. is the deadline for the purchase piece, large-scale work, 36 inches or more in one dimension. Artists wishing to submit work for cash prize consideration may deliver pieces in person on March 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Artists interested in submitting work to be considered for purchase must submit an online form.

Artists featured in the Juried Art Show will be recognized at a public reception on April 7 at 7 p.m. where winners will be announced. Cash prizes totaling $8,500 will be awarded to winners. The winning large-scale artwork piece will be awarded a $6,000 purchase prize and become part of MPAC's permanent and public art collection along with other existing permanent art collection pieces from past Juried Art Show winners and pieces generously donated by Don Day. An additional $2,500 in prize money will be divided among five works of art chosen by the judges.

The artwork will be on exhibit at MPAC for public viewing April 7-28. The Juried Art Show is funded in part by the McKinney Community Development Corporation and Emerson Process Management Regulator Technologies Inc. with support from the McKinney Arts Commission, the McKinney Arts & Music Guild, Russell Tether Fine Arts Associates, LLC and Don Day.

MPAC is located at the Historic Collin County Courthouse in the heart of historic downtown McKinney, 111 North Tennessee St. To view a list of submission guidelines and online application, visit the McKinney Performing Arts Center website or call 972-547-2650 for additional details.

About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of 180,000. The city was #1 on the list of Best Places to Live in America in 2014, published by Money Magazine. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees.

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