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Affordable Art for Everyone seeks artists

Affordable Art for Everyone, a sale of fine art and fine crafts priced under $100, is now accepting applications for 2016. The show will be held at the Washington County Fair Complex Sept. 24. Applications are due by April 30 and artists will be notified by May 14.

The show aims to highlight the wide variety of wonderful art that is available in the area and turn more people into patrons of the arts by offering original art at prices everyone can afford. It also gives artists a chance to find new homes for great work that might be left from their previous shows or earlier series.

Categories of media include: painting, printmaking, photography, drawing, glass, ceramics, fiber art, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, encaustic, mixed media and assemblage. There are no quotas for different categories. The applicants who are the best fit for the show will be invited to participate.

Now in its second year, the event attracted around 1,000 visitors in 2015 and is expected to draw bigger crowds this year with a convenient location and increased advertising.

Visit affordableartforeveryone.com for more information and find the application at zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=4800.

Name a Brick

Forest Grove's Public Arts Commission is giving residents an opportunity to be part of the community and enhance the city's physical beauty and economic viability with the Name a Brick campaign.

Name a Brick asks community members to purchase a brick for $50, choose an engraving, and watch as the brick is placed in Lincoln Park as part of the foundation for the city's newest sculpture, Tres Novem by Ben Dye.

All proceeds from Name a Brick will go towards the commission of Dye's sculpture, which will be installed in June.

Forms for Name a Brick are available at the Forest Grove and Cornelius chambers of commerce, the Forest Grove Library, City Hall, and/or by visiting www.forestgrove-or.gov/city-hall/citizen-boards-commissions/public-arts-commission.html

Order forms must be turned in by June 1.