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The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas is hosting a photography exhibition, Bayou Bartholomew: In Focus, to help spread the word about the historical importance of Bayou Bartholomew.

ASC partnered with Arkansas Game and Fish, Governor Mike Huckabee Delta Rivers Nature Center Director Eric Maynard on a canoe trip and natural photography event this past April. This exhibition also supports the mission of the Delta Rhythm n Bayous Alliance to further the public’s understanding of the cultural significance of Bayou Bartholomew.

Everyone is eligible to enter the juried exhibition and the categories are nature, animal, landscape, built environment, and recreation—so long as it’s taken at Bayou Bartholomew. Vintage photographs of Bayou Bartholomew are also welcome to be submitted for the exhibition but will not be a part of the juried categories.

Visit asc701.org for submission form and more information about including your work in the exhibition or call 870-536-3375. Entries are due by October 1, 2016. Prizes include $200 for Best in Show, $150 for First Prize, $125 for Second Prize, $100 for Third Prize, and Honorable Mention certificates. Vintage photographs will not be included in the competition for prize money but will be identified by current owner of the photograph. Please call Dr. Lenore Shoults at 870-536-3375 if you have old photos of Bayou Bartholomew.

The process for entering non-vintage photographs into the juried exhibition:

• submit application and digital image of photograph asc701.org/bayou-bartholomew-in-focus;

• all photographs will be assigned a number so that juror cannot identify who took the photo;

• juror will review and select photographs for the exhibition;

• all entrants will be notified and images selected for the show will need to be printed by the artist/photographer and delivered to ASC at the expense of the artist/photographer with return postage included;

• photographs will be matted and framed at the expense of ASC and the exhibition will be on display from January through April 2017 with exact dates to be determined. All photographs must remain on exhibition for the duration of the show. Photographs will be returned to the artist/photographer without mats or frames which remain the property of ASC.

The Arts & Science Center (ASC), located at 701 S. Main St. in Pine Bluff, is open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 1-4 p.m., and closed on Sunday and Monday. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Gallery admission is free.

Support for The Center is provided in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Hands-on science exhibitions are offered through ASC’s partnership with Arkansas Discovery Network, a consortium of museums in Arkansas funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. For additional information call 870-536-3375 or email [email protected] For more information visit ASC701.org and sign up for the free e-mail list.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][/vc_column][/vc_row]