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Click here to access the registration form. After filling out the information, print the form and attach to the back of each entry BEFORE bringing your entry to the Lucas Mansion.

Calling All Artists to participate in the Annual Youth and Adult Regional Artist Competition and Exhibit!

Youth entries will be featured in the Lucas Mansion Gallery in March with Adult entries featured in April.

Youth Categories are:

High School students (grades 9 – 12) all media * Middle School students (grades 6 – 8) all media

Elementary students (grades 3 – 5) all media * Elementary students (grades K – 2) all media

Entry Deadline is no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 18, 2022 to the Center’s Offices (Lucas Mansion)

Adult Categories are:

•Adult Painting (oil and acrylic) •Adult Watercolor

•Adult Drawing (colored pencil, pastels, charcoal, pencil, pen and ink)

•Adult Other (Mixed-media, collage, prints and photography)

•Adult 3-Dimensional (pottery and sculpture) •Adult Quilting (quilts, wall hanging, clothing etc.)

Entry Deadline is no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2022 to the Center’s Offices (Lucas Mansion)


Work completed March 2021 -February 2022 for youth entry/ Work completed April 2021 -March 2022 for adult entry. Entries are limited to only two entries in each category. A $50.00 cash award will be given to each first place winner per category (additional awards may be given at the judge’s discretion). Ribbons will be awarded to first place and honorable mention entries. Awards are made possible through the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center and Friends of the Center. Last year’s first place winners are encouraged to exhibit, but will not be eligible to win 1st place in the SAME category. Entry forms are available at or by contacting the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center at (828) 632-6966.

Plans for Artist Award Reception to be announced on website and facebook page.

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