December 12, 2013

Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

Community, Regional, National Artists Wanted For Drawproject

VALDOSTA — Community, regional, and national artists have until Monday, Dec. 23, to enter Drawproject, an annual drawing invitational exhibition that raises funds for Valdosta State University Department of Art students.

Hosted by the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts and sponsored by Classic Art & Frame Co. and Guardian Bank, Drawproject benefits two scholarships.

The Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts Scholarship is awarded annually to support a VSU junior art, design, or art education major for meritorious production in the classroom and a commitment to service within the community. The Danielle B. Harmon Student Merit Scholarship recognizes departmental majors for superior classroom performance. Before her death in 2010, she was an instructor in VSU’s Department of Art.

Drawproject’s opening reception and auction will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, located at 527 N. Patterson St. The exhibit will remain on display through Wednesday, Feb. 19.

Sales of artworks are through bids. All works begin with a minimum bid of $50, and if a bid reaches $200, the works are moved to an open auction near the conclusion of the reception. Works that do not sell at the opening reception may be purchased for the minimum bid price for the duration of the exhibit.

Drawproject is the brainchild of Jamie Harmon, former curator of the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts. 

Contact Bill Shenton at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts at (229) 247-2787 or for more information.


• Interpret the concept of “drawing” and create an original artwork to be donated for auction.

• Use any paper you like as long as it is 22 inches by 15 inches. Paper may be picked up at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, the VSU Department of Art, or Classic Art & Frame Co.

• Drawings must include the artist’s name and title of the work.

• Completed works should be delivered or shipped to the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts at 527 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, Ga., 31601, by 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23.

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