The Santa Fe Arts Commission has announced an exhibit and art competition that will showcase the talents of local artists at the Community Gallery. Participation is open to professional and amateur artists, ages 18 years or older, who reside in Santa Fe County.

Framed two-dimensional works and three-dimensional sculptures are eligible for entry. All entries will be judged by a committee of Arts Commissioners, artists and arts professionals. The top three entries will receive cash prizes, with the Best of Show receiving a $1,000, and 1st and 2nd place receiving $500 and $250 respectively. The Best of Show will also be reproduced on a note card and the artist will be given the opportunity to show his/her original entry in City Hall for a year.

Common Ground: City of Santa Fe Art Exhibit and Prize will open at the Arts Commission Community Gallery inside the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy Street, on August 24, and run through September 27. Interested artists are required to submit one entry form by August 13th and deliver the work of art on August 20th. Complete information and entry forms are available on at www.SantaFeArtsCommission.org, under the City of Santa Fe Art Exhibit and Prize.

For more information visit the Arts Commission’s website at www.SantaFeArtsCommission.org or call 505.955.6707