Aug 26, 2016

Columbia State Calls For Entries For "From The Heart" Juried Art Competition

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Aug. 26, 2016) - - - Columbia State Community College's Pryor Art Gallery announces a call for submissions to the bi-annual juried art competition and exhibit, "From the HeArt," open to artists from the Middle Tennessee area.

Artists that wish to submit their art to the competition must submit a photograph of their work by Sept. 12. Submissions are open to all visual art mediums and must be original. Entries can come from both professional and non-professional artists.

A total of $550 cash awards will be given to juried winners.

"This is a juried art competition," said Michele Wilkinson, Pryor Art Gallery curator. "Judging from the last exhibit two years ago, it is very competitive with the finest artists and hobbyists from Middle Tennessee. We have so much talent that surrounds us."

Artists will be notified by Sept. 21 if their work has been accepted to the exhibit.

Submissions can be sent by mail to Michele Wilkinson at the Pryor Art Gallery, Columbia State Community College, 1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, TN 38401 or by email to

The Pryor Art Gallery is in the Waymon L. Hickman Building on the Columbia Campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public Oct. 12 to Nov. 8 Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. For additional information, please visit

For more information about the Pryor Art Gallery art competition, contact Michele Wilkinson at 931.540.2883.

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee's first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, one of the largest higher education systems in the nation. For more information, please visit

Tennessee's Community Colleges is a system of 13 colleges offering a high-quality, affordable, convenient and personal education to prepare students to achieve their educational and career goals in two years or less. We offer associate degree and certificate programs, workforce development programs and transfer pathways to four-year degrees. For more information, please visit us online at

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