Orange Blossom Festival Art Show blooms April-May 2024

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Lindsay Art Association hosts art show, invites Central Valley artists to a judged competition and reception with local dignitaries

LINDSAY — Art blossoms anew in Lindsay this spring, as the Orange Blossom Festival paints the town with creativity and color, thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Lindsay Art Association and the Lindsay Cultural Arts Council. They are set to present the 2024 Orange Blossom Festival Judged Art Show, a canvas of opportunity for artists from April 12 to May 17.

Hosted at the Lindsay Museum & Gallery, located at 165 N. Gale Hill Avenue in Lindsay, this artistic spectacle welcomes entries on April 5 and 6 from noon until 4 p.m. Artists are invited to showcase their talents in two divisions: the Open Division for adults and college students, and the Student Division for high schoolers. The palette for entries is broad, encompassing a range of media from oils and watercolors to digital art and sculpture, ensuring a diverse and vibrant exhibition.

The competition is keen, with awards up for grabs in the form of ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places across each medium within both divisions, and the coveted Best of Show selected from all first-place winners. Artists may submit up to three pieces, with entry fees set at $7 for the first submission and decreasing for additional works.

A highlight of the show is the reception on April 12, from 5 to 7 p.m., where attendees can mingle with the crème de la crème of the Lindsay art scene, including the Orange Blossom Queen and Her Court, and Lindsay’s Honored Couple of 2023. The reception promises an evening of art appreciation, light refreshments and community spirit.

Submissions must adhere to strict guidelines ensuring originality and presentation quality, with specific rules for each division to maintain the integrity of the show. The Open Division demands original works not previously shown in Lindsay Art Association events, properly framed or matted and suitable for all audiences. The Student Division allows for classwork, accommodating the educational context of these young artists.

The event underscores a communal respect for art, with careful handling of entries and a clear process for sales, where a portion of the proceeds supports the Lindsay Art Association. The final act of the show is the collection of artworks on May 19, closing a chapter of Lindsay’s vibrant cultural calendar.

For artists seeking to partake in this celebration of art and community or for enthusiasts eager to witness the creativity of the Central Valley, contact Bill Tungate for more information and to make this spring an artistic one in Lindsay.

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