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    (THOMAS WALLNER | THE GRAHAM LEADER) The Old Post Office Museum and Art Center has various types of artwork during the 2021 Graham Art Guild Lake Country Art Show. The show has been held in Graham for over 50 years. The organizations will be accepting art pieces Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 at the OPOMAC.
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    (THOMAS WALLNER | THE GRAHAM LEADER) A visitor to the Lake Country Art Show artists reception in 2021 looks over artwork on display at the Old Post Office Museum and Art Center. The show this year will be held from Wednesday, July 28 through Saturday, Sept. 10.

Lake Country Art Show heading to OPOMAC, accepting entries Friday

The Graham Art Guild will be accepting artwork this week for the Lake Country Art Show which will be on display at the Old Post Office Museum and Art Center at the end of July. According to the Graham Art Guild, the show has been held in Graham for over 50 years.

The Lake Country Art Show will be on display at the OPOMAC from Wednesday, July 27 through Saturday, Sept. 10. The show is for paid-up members of local art clubs or guilds and will accept artwork from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 at the OPOMAC.

“We will start accepting art next week on the 22nd (of July), and the show opens Wednesday, July 27,” GAG President Terri Charest said. “To be eligible, you must belong to a local art guild, and traditionally, we’ve had art not only from Graham Art Guild, but also Breckenridge, Wichita Falls, Granbury, Fort Worth and all around and in between there.”

The cost to enter a piece in the art show is $40 for up to three pieces, with additional pieces costing $15. Artwork is accepted in multiple categories which will be judged during the event. The categories are Oils and Acrylics - Pencil, Pen, Pastels, Watercolors, 3D (stand-alone pieces), Mixed Media Works, Digital Works (including photography) and Classwork which must be marked and is eligible for ribbon awards, but not cash awards.

“We usually get about 150 (...) pieces of art every year. In some years we’ve had more than that, but that’s probably the average,” Charest said. “(...) All of the art pieces are for sale and we want to urge people to come down and look at it to support not just the OPOMAC, but also to support local artists by purchasing art as well to decorate their homes.”

For the full story, see the Wednesday, July 20 edition of The Graham Leader.

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