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Thorne Gallery Invites Artists to Enter Juried Exhibit

KEENE, N.H. 9/26/08 - Artists living within 30 miles of Keene and Friends of the Thorne members are invited to enter the 2009 Biennial Regional Jurors’ Choice Competition at the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery at Keene State College.

The exhibition, open to artists working in all media, will be displayed Saturday, January 24, to Thursday, February 26. The jurors will be announced on the Thorne’s website, In addition to selecting works to be shown in the Regional Jurors’ Choice Exhibition, the jurors will select artists for various awards, honors, and cash prizes. Gallery visitors will select a People’s Choice Commendation.

Artists may submit one or two works in any medium completed within the past two years. Works done under the supervision of an instructor are not eligible. All art must be ready to hang or display. No glass or clip frames will be accepted.

Entries for the competition must be hand-delivered to the Thorne Gallery between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, December 12 and 13. Artists will be asked to complete a registration form and label information at the time of delivery. Upon completion of the jury process, artists will be notified by phone or e-mail of the jurors’ decisions. Artists are encouraged to make entries available for purchase, although not-for-sale works will be accepted.

An opening reception, hosted by the Friends of the Thorne, will take place Friday, January 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Jurors’ Choice honorees will be announced at a 6 p.m. awards ceremony. The reception and exhibition will be free and open to the public. For further information about the Regional Jurors’ Choice Competition and to download a Call for Entries form, visit the Thorne website at or call 603-358-2720.

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