Join us as we welcome native daughter Julie (Keithley) Dreibelbis, her talented husband Bill, their gifted daughter Amy, and her equally talented husband Ben Fairweather to the BCA. Our opening reception will be held Friday, July 11, 2014 from 5-7 pm....and the show will run through August 28th.
The Buchanan Center for the Arts is embarking on a search for a new Executive Director.
Monmouth, Illinois is the home of the BCA. This progressive community understands and embraces the arts as an important component in our lives.
The complete job description and information can be found at this link:
Buchanan Center for the Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Get ready to say "Cheese"! The Annual Security Savings Bank Photo Competition is ready to begin.
September 5 - October 25, 2014
This popular community event will open on September 5th, 2014 with a reception and award announcements.
Our opening is scheduled from 5-7 pm.
Cash awards are given for:
Best of Show
Best of Category
Honorable Mention (within each category)
This year we are giving out a new award as well: The David Mace Award.
David Mace owned a gallery and guest house in Rushville for several years. He was a member of the Schuyler County Arts Council and the Schuyler County Artisans Guild. He offered custom framing services at discount prices to local artists to encourage them to show their work. He was instrumental in helping to get the Schuyler Artisans Guild a 1996 exhibition at the Buchanan Center for the Arts. For several years he sponsored foreign exchange students through Rushville/Industry High School and was always concerned with making sure that young people got proper exposure to the arts. David passed away in 2011. His friend Mark Dierker thought this would be a good way to have him remembered and to continue to encourage young people to participate in the arts.
The David Mace Award will be given to someone 21 or under to encourage their continued development in the arts. The Buchanan Center for the Arts would like to thank Mark Dierker for this thoughtful and generous sponsorship.
The categories for submission are:
Open (for everything in-between)
Photos must be matted or framed and ready for hanging with wire or notched frames. (Photos not ready for hanging can not be accepted.)
Name, address, phone number and category should be printed on the back of photos.
Minimum photo size accepted is 5 x 7 (not including frame). Panoramic images will also be accepted.
Limit of 2 photos per category, with a limit of 4 photo entries.
Photos may be from any type of camera or processing.
Security Savings Bank employees and their families are welcome to enter the contest.
Security Savings Bank and the BCA reserve the right to exclude any entry, and/or to reclassify photos into categories at their discretion.
Previously submitted works will not be accepted.
Amateurs are defined as those who are not teachers of photography, those who do not have a degree in photography, or those who do not take photos for purposes of sale or other commercial use.
Have fun! Be creative!
There is no entry fee for this event. Our thanks to our sponsor Security Savings Bank for making that possible.
Entry form can be downloaded here.