Hotel Temecula to host Temecula Valley Art League art contest

Betty Pilley, an award-winning watercolorist and instructor, is the judge for the upcoming art contest held by the Temecula Valley Art League in the Hotel Temecula, Aug. 4. Courtesy photo
Betty Pilley, an award-winning watercolorist and instructor, is the judge for the upcoming art contest held by the Temecula Valley Art League in the Hotel Temecula, Aug. 4. Courtesy photo

Victor Miller

Special to Valley News

The Hotel Temecula will be the site of the next Temecula Valley Art League event, an art contest to include both adults and students, which will be held Friday, Aug. 4.

Following a period of dormancy due to personnel transitions, the art group recently secured the vintage Old Town hotel thanks to the graciousness of its owners, Richard and Chris Beck.

The juried art show will be open to the public, and students – ages 13 to 19 – are also encouraged to enter. The students will be judged separately.

The judge for the event is Betty Pilley, an award-winning watercolorist and instructor.

All entry rules apply to both adults and students with the exception of differing entry fees.

There is no fee required for student entries. Adult fees will be $15 for the first entry and $5 for second and third entries. There is a limit 3 entries for each artist.

All entries must be framed properly with wire and no sawtooth hangers. Gallery wrap is accepted, but the sides must be painted. Art must be dry and ready to hang.

No nudes, and artwork must be considered politically correct in subject. Only 2 dimensional work will be accepted. All mediums accepted, and there is no size limit.

Each art piece must have the artists’ name, telephone number and the name of piece and medium on the back-right corner. If the piece is also for sale, include the price. If any piece is sold during the show, a 15 percent commission goes to the Temecula Valley Art League.

All artists must carry their own art insurance. The Temecula Valley Art League nor its volunteers assume any responsibility for any loss or damage of artwork incurred during the contest. Each artist must sign a release of liability and fill out a short form with the information about the art on back of each piece when registering for show.

Entries, judging and the show with awards will all be held on the same day, Aug. 4.

Art must be submitted between 10 a.m. and noon. No late entries will be accepted. The judging will take place from noon until 2 p.m. without the artists present. Finally, the show will be open to the public at 6 p.m. Music and refreshments will be provided by the city, with an awards ceremony held at 6:45 p.m.

The first place winner gets $100, second place earns $75 and the third place entry will receive $50. The three honorable mentions will receive $25 each. There will be prizes for the student entries: First place, $75; Second place, $50 and third place, $25.

The Hotel Temecula is located in Old Town Temecula at 42100 Main Street.

For more information, contact Marilyn Latimer at (951) 246-2435 or [email protected].

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