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OJC Press Release ID: 2914


Monday, March 25, 2019

63rd Otero Arts Festival Visual Arts Call For Entries

 

The 63rd annual Otero Arts Festival invites all students grades 7-12 to participate in a juried art festival April 1-4 on the Otero Junior College campus. Entries will start being accepted in art, music and theatrical on March 29 from 1-5 p.m. in the OJC McDivitt Center Gym.

The Theatrical Competition can be selections from any genre with categories that include: monologues, works performed by one person only, limited to a maximum of five minutes, and group short scenes. Group teams must have at least two, and no more than six performers, and be a maximum of eight minutes in duration.

The purpose of the competition is to provide an opportunity for young thespians to demonstrate his/her acting talent and love for theater. Ribbons will be awarded at each level of the competition, with an OJC Scholarship being awarded to the top senior actor (grade 12 graduating high school senior). The Theatrical Competition will be held Monday, April 1 at 6 p.m. in the Ed Stafford Theatre.

Otero Arts Festival has revised the Instrumental Music Contest for this year’s festival. Open to all Middle School students grades seven and eight (Junior Division) and High School students grades 9-12 (senior Division). Students can compete in two categories: Solo and Small Ensembles, with three to five members. This year’s contest is limited to instrumentalist only, with performance time between three and eight minutes. The contestant is responsible for an accompanist if needed, piano will be provided, and must provide three copies of music for judges.

Ribbons will be awarded at each level of the competition with an OJC scholarship being awarded to the top senior musician (grade 12 graduating high school senior). The music contest will be held April 3 from 6-9 p.m. in the McDivitt Center Gymnasium. Warmups are 5 - 5:45 p.m.

The Otero Arts Festival visual arts entries will be accepted on Friday, March 29 from 1-5 p.m. at the south door of the OJC McDivitt Center Gym. Over the past several years, the art contest has drawn over 1,500 entries annually. Students may have one entry for each medium or technique, with a maximum of six entries total per student. The visual arts include mediums such as drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, and printmaking.

Online Registration for the theatrical and music contests, along with forms and detailed information about the Otero Arts Festival 2019 are available on the Otero Junior College website at: https://www.ojc.edu/about/newsevents/ojcevents/oteroarts/default.aspx. The online registration deadline is March 27.

Public viewing of the art show will begin on April 2 at 8 a.m. The exhibit will remain open to the public April 2-4 from 8 a.m-4 p.m. and then again from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There is no cost for admission to the exhibit. The public is invited to visit the exhibit and view the outstanding work the students.

For more information, contact Debbie Phillips, Otero Arts Festival coordinator at 719-384-6863 or email Debbie.Phillips@ojc.edu.

 

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The 63rd Annual Otero Arts Festival will begin accepting Visual Art entries on Friday, March 29. Students in grades 7-12 can submit their entries in art, music and theatrical from 1-5 p.m. in the OJC McDivitt Center Gym.







 

 

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