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Artist Ruben Sanchez and his grandson at the 2019 exhibition at Circle Gallery. (MCAC)

$3,000 In Cash Prizes For Celebrate Ag Arts Competition

MADERA COUNTY — The call to artists is out for an exhibit with deep roots, so now is the time to submit entries for the Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts Competition and Exhibition, taking place this fall from Sept. 12 through Oct. 25, at the Madera County Arts Council’s (MCAC) Circle Gallery.

Created to promote understanding of agriculture while showcasing artists of exemplary quality, Celebrate Agriculture was originally funded by a 1994 California Arts Council grant.

That year, MCAC participated in the statewide California Countryside Festival with agricultural themed art of the San Joaquin Valley and it was a resounding success, say organizers.

In 1995, MCAC established the agricultural themed art competition and exhibition as an annual event and, by 1997, all California artists were invited to participate. Now in its 26th year, this event continues to grow and inspires artists, patrons and the public to celebrate agriculture.

Entries will be accepted until Aug. 1 and $3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded.

Madera County Arts Council ‘Celebrate Ag’ prospectus

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