Kent Arts Commission announces Kent Creates opportunity & winners

The Kent Arts Commission is seeking entries for an online exhibit via Kent Creates, a web platform for sharing art, culture, and creative endeavors – KentCreates.com.

The most recent exhibit is open Sept. 20 through Nov. 30, and focuses on a theme of fall colors. The call for entries encourages artists and creative minds to gain inspiration from all things autumn.

“Bramble,” mixed media collage, 25 layers © Liz Ruest

The “Fall Colors” exhibit is open to any creative endeavor – photographs, paintings, poems, recipes, short films, songs, or stories – anything creative minds can dream up. Work may be submitted through Nov. 30, at which time the exhibit will close. The Kent Arts Commission will select the top five pieces, which will receive $200 honorariums and featured status on the site.

The Kent Arts Commission is also pleased to announce winners of the most recent exhibit on Kent Creates, “Vacations and Summer Celebrations.” The exhibit was open July through August and received 35 submissions, including paintings, photographs, drawings, collages, and mixed media pieces.

Arts Commissioners voted on submissions and, in keeping with the Commission’s commitment to pay artists for their work, the artists of the top five pieces received $200 honorariums. The winners’ work also appears on the featured carousel on the Kent Creates homepage.

The five winners from the “Vacations and Summer Celebrations” Exhibit are: Naoko Morisawa “My Collection – Beach” (wood mosaic collage), Adrienne Barker “Carolyn Downs 2017” (acrylic painting), Erica Peto “Moonlight Ferry” (photograph), Joan Stuart Ross “Summer Boats” (encaustic painting), and Suzanne Bailie “Sweet Strawberries Scented Flowers” (collage). The entire exhibit, as well as the five winning pieces, can be viewed at KentCreates.com.

Kent Creates encourages Kent residents to be creative; it is a web platform for artists, musicians, writers, crafters, illustrators, dancers, filmmakers, hobbyists, and other creatives to share their work and meet people with similar interests. Creative work of all kinds may be shared on KentCreates.com. Kent Creates is free to use and anyone can sign up; there is no requirement to live in Kent.

More info at KentCreates.com.