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 December 1st through December 15th in the SAAC Galleries with an artists’ reception on Saturday, December 10th from 5:30pm-7:00pm. Current SAAC members, renewing SAAC members, and new artists are all welcome to enter. Artwork needs to be delivered to SAAC by 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 29th.

SAAC’s Vis Arts Exhibits Committee members Miranda Jerry, Joey Antoon, and Rhonda Hicks invite you to select 2 favorite works, created at any point in your lifetime, and deliver them to SAAC for the show.

Area artists are invited 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 a previous Membership Show may not be submitted again. For existing SAAC members, submissions are free. For new artists and renewing members, one artwork entry is $10 and two entries are $20 with the entry fee being applied to your SAAC membership. Participants are encouraged to sell their work, but it is not a requirement.

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.

“Don’t hide your talent under a bushel. Enter your art in the SAAC Membership Show,” said visual arts committee member Melinda Dodson, encouraging all local artist to participate.

Rhonda Hicks, also a member of the SAAC visual arts committee, said, “I look forward to the Membership Show every year to see what our community is working on. Hopefully everyone will come.” Committee member Joey Antoon expanded on that by saying, “The Membership Art Show is always diversified and a unique collection of work. A bargain can always be found from emerging artists.”

Entry forms and additional information about this show are available on the SAAC website at www.saac- For more information, call the SAAC office at 870-862-5474. SAAC is located at 110 East Fifth Street, El Dorado, Arkansas.