Carson Valley Art Association will hold annual scholarship benefit show |

Carson Valley Art Association will hold annual scholarship benefit show

Staff report

The Carson Valley Art Association will host its annual scholarship Benefit Art Show Aug. 25, 26 and 27 at the CVIC Hall at Esmeralda and Fourth streets in Minden, across from Minden Park.

The show is the association’s fifth consecutive fine arts event to raise scholarship funds for deserving Douglas High School senior art students planning to continue their art education, said chairperson Eileen Merrill.

The show will be judged and is open to all artists of Nevada and the adjacent California counties of Mono, Alpine, El Dorado, Nevada, Plumas, Placer and Sierra.

Prizes include $100 for first place, $75 for second, $50 for third, plus six honorable mention ribbons and a people’s choice ribbon. Judge will be David Foster, chairman of Lake Tahoe Community College Art Department.

The CVAA will donate its 15 percent commission on each sale of artwork to the scholarship fund. The entry fees and $1 raffle tickets will help fund this scholarship. The raffle will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, at the CVIC Hall.

Acceptable media are watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel/colored pencil, graphics (includes original printmaking), sculpture, photography, mixed media and collage. The public is invited to view the artwork.

Entry blanks giving details of prizes and entry fees will be available at many fine art galleries and art supply stores in Carson Valley, Carson City, South Lake Tahoe, Yerington and Fallon/Fernley. They will also be available at Western Nevada Community College art departments in Carson City and Minden and at Lake Tahoe Community College in South Lake Tahoe.

This year’s August Weekend was selected to coincide with the Carson Valley Pops Orchestra’s final summer pops in the park concert Friday evening, Aug. 25. The concert, during which food and refreshments will be available, will be presented at 6:30 p.m. in Minden Park.

For more information about the show, call Merrill at (530) 694-2912 or co-chair Becky Stockwell at 782-6813.