Parade remains biggest part of LJ Old Fashion Days activities

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By Alex Wimsatt

            If you’re in search for culture this weekend, stop by the fifth annual Lebanon Junction Old Fashion Days Festival Fine Art Competition and exhibition.

Beginning Friday evening, paintings, drawings, crafts, quilts and photographs submitted by Bullitt County artists will be on display at the Lebanon Junction Community Center on N. Poplar Street.

            The exhibit will feature a variety of works from local artists of all ages who compete in the Old Fashion Days Fine Art Competition.

            Bullitt County residents interested in entering the competition are encouraged to do so.

            Artists will be judged in five divisions: 18 and older; grades k-2, 3-6, 7-9 and grades 10-12.

            Entries are limited to four classes: Visual Art, including oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor and pencil; Craft, including sewn, hand assembled and art craft/decorative; Quilt, including contemporary and antique or historic; and photography.

            Fine art contest coordinator and Old Fashion Days Committee President Tobee Taylor said this will be the first year photography is featured in the competition and exhibition.

“It will add a new dimension to the show,” she said.

            Entries that place in each class will receive ribbons. Honorable mentions will be awarded at the discretion of the judges and there will be a Best of Show ribbon awarded to the most outstanding entry overall.

            Entries and entry forms must be submitted by 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 for judging and exhibition.

            Only one entry per person per class is allowed. Artwork must be original and must be framed and ready to hang on hooks.

            All entries must have the artist’s name address and phone number on the back of artwork with a festival entry tag. Entry tags may be picked up when entries are delivered.

            Entries will be judged based on originality/concept, composition, knowledge of media and neatness.

Taylor said she’s looking forward to seeing all the entries.

“We’re proud to have the opportunity to show off the wonderful talents of our Lebanon Junction and Bullitt County artists,” she said.

Entry forms can be found at the Lebanon Junction City Hall, People’s Bank of Bullitt County in Lebanon Junction or the Lebanon Junction branch of the Bullitt County Public Library.

For more information, contact Old Fashion Days Committee President Tobee Taylor at (502) 833-9364.