Tyler Museum of Art Juried "Cars Are Art" Competition
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A new special event is getting revved up as the Tyler Museum of Art accepts entries for its first-ever Juried "Cars Are Art" Competition, rolling into the TMA parking lot at 1300 Mahon Ave. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24.
Vehicle owners may enter their cars in one of eight competition categories: Pre-1940s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and Post-2000. Cars will be judged on overall presentation and aesthetics, not originality or modifications. All engine hoods and car doors will be closed. A jury of art professionals will perform competition judging.
The first-place winner in each category will receive an artistically crafted trophy. The entry chosen as the Best of Show "Cars Are Art 2013" winner will receive the Grand Prize trophy and may be exhibited in the TMA lobby for two weeks following the competition.
Registration deadline is Aug.18. Entry fee is $100 per vehicle; price includes lunch and a Blue-Plate Special Party following the awards presentation from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Parking is available for car trailers.
Public admission is $15 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. Admission fee includes free entrance to the TMA exhibition "Deco Japan," continuing through Oct. 20. Concessions will be available for purchase throughout the day. Blue-Plate Special tickets are $25 per person, and available at the Museum. (Reservations required.)
To learn more about the Juried "Cars Are Art" Competition, watch a clip of Executive Director Chris Leahy on KETK's East Texas Live here.
For entry forms and more information, visit www.tylermuseum.org or call (903) 595-1001.
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