Knights of Columbus Art Show this weekend

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Knights of Columbus 7th Annual Art Show will be held this weekend to raise money for the Sav-A-Life pregnancy center.
Local artists are invited to submit their work to be judged by Mark A. King, an accomplished artist from Ocean Springs, president of the Pearl River County Arts League Eve Mahony said.
Submissions are still being accepted with a $10 registration fee and $5 entry fee per piece, Mahony said.
The event will be open to the public Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Kaycee Hall at 408 Carroll St. located behind Dockside Seafood.
This year’s theme is “The Wonders of Life,” Mahony said.
Attendees can purchase artwork for sale at the event and the proceeds will benefit Sav-A-Life, Mahony said.
Artists will retain a 20 percent commission on each piece sold.
Submissions will be divided in seven categories, including oils, acrylics, watercolor, photography, mixed and other and 3D and wood, Mahony said.
The wood category is the newest, debuting last year due to the large number of woodcarvers and turners in the area, Mahony said.
Mahony expects at least 200 attendees this year, she said.
The event is free to attend and will have door prizes and donation booths, Mahony said.
The Sav-A-Life pregnancy center is a non-denominational organization that treats pregnant women in the county, Mahony said.
She began the event seven years ago as an auxiliary member as a part of the worldwide council’s requirements for a pro-life fundraiser, Mahony said.
Participating artists, sponsors and their guests will be able to attend the awards party on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., where the winners of each category will be announced.
Best of show will receive a $350 cash prize. Two people’s choice awards will receive $50 each. First place in each category will receive $75, second place will receive $50 and third place will receive $25, Mahony said.
Honorable mentions will receive ribbons, she said.
Participating artists will begin setting up their displays at noon on Thursday before the judging begins at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Mahony said.
Richert Mahony and Normal Weinstein are co-chairing the event. They can be contacted at 601-569-6989 or at for more information.

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