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Artists, poets being sought for Valley nature exhibit

December 4, 2018

HARLINGEN — Wildlife and the wild places of the Rio Grande Valley have long provided inspiration for many.

Texas Master Naturalists and the UTRGV College of Fine Arts are seeking entries from artists and poets for work depicting “Nature in the Valley” for a juried show that will highlight works inspired by the Valley’s natural habitats.

Deadline for submissions is Dec. 7 for the show being staged by the UTRGV College of Fine Arts and the South Texas Border Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists.

Works selected will be announced via e-mail by Dec. 28. Selected works are to be delivered to the Charles and Dorothy Clark Gallery on UTRGV’s Edinburg campus by Jan. 18.

Submissions are open to artists and poets over the age of 18 who live, or have lived, in the Rio Grande Valley. This includes Winter Texans and UTRGV students of any age.

The theme of the visual art and poetry submissions must be linked to nature in the Valley. The purpose of the theme is to create awareness of the beauty and conservation of the unique ecosystem and habitat of the Rio Grande Valley by depicting local habitats, flora or fauna, landscapes and more, artistically or in any poetic style.

The exhibit will be open to the public Feb. through March 15 at the gallery in Edinburg.

More information and submission forms may be obtained by clicking on the rolling header with the green background and white egret at www.utrgv.edu/school-of-art/index.htm

rkelley@valleystar.com

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