The visual arts committee of the South Arkansas Arts Center is hosting its annual SAAC Membership Showcase and invites all area artists to submit their work for the exhibit. The Membership Showcase will be held January 7 – Feburary 3 in the SAAC Galleries. Artists who are not SAAC members are welcome to join SAAC when they enter their artwork if they would like to participate in the show. Artwork needs to be delivered to SAAC by 5:00pm on Tuesday, January 5.

Area artists are welcome to select two favorite works, created at any point in their lifetime, and deliver them to SAAC for the Membership Show. The only rule is that work shown in the previous year’s Membership Show may not be submitted again. New SAAC members may submit two entries for free when they join SAAC. For existing members, the first artwork entry is free, and the second piece is $10 to enter. Participants are encouraged to sell their work, but it is not a requirement. Entries for the show may be delivered to SAAC on Monday and Tuesday, January 4-5, 9:00-5:00 pm. Artists may pick up their works on Februry 4-5.

As in past years – anything goes! All 2-D and 3-D fine arts media will be accepted, including photography, computer generated art, jewelry, video, fiber art, and multi-media. 2-D works must be completely ready for gallery display – framed in a clean, neat and professional manner with a secure wire hanger. 3-D works, and multi-media presentations must be display ready.

“At SAAC, it’s an essential part of our mission to be a place where artists of all kinds have the opportunity to create and exhibit their work,” said Laura Allen, SAAC executive director. “The Membership Show is great way to get involved with the artistic community and even sell your work!”

The SAAC Membership Show is sponsored by William P. Cook and Associates. The artist reception will be hosted for small groups on Saturday, January 9, with scheduled times for viewing at 6:00pm or 6:30pm. Guests are asked to RSVP for a limited-entry time slot.