Pearls Before Swine Is Back!
EAA is proud to announce our 2021 Pearls Before Swine event will be held at the Clever Tiger at 32 N Main Street in the heart of downtown Elgin. We are Back! We are red and ready to get back into the public viewing of art again for our annual art show in conjunction with the Hogeye Festival.
Pearls Before Swine is a juried art show that awards cash prizes for first, second and third places as well as the popular “peoples choice” award. Pearls is always a popular event featuring the art show, the silent auction fundraiser as well as live music and food and drink. This year's gala is scheduled for Thursday, October 21 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Pearls Before Swine is the primary fundraiser for the Elgin Arts Association. Each year the Arts Association awards cash scholarships to area students who intend to pursue arts related studies. There will be many opportunities for area merchants and individuals to help sponsor this event and provide items for the silent auction.
Anyone interested in volunteering time or sponsoring can contact Lucretia Alvarez firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeff Wahrmund email@example.com.
Call to Artists
INDIVIDUAL ARTIST APPLICATION GUIDELINES:
Step 1: Download the Form and Fill it Out
Eligibility: Download the Application form. Artists must be 18 years of age or older. Work entered must be the original idea and work of the submitting artist and not previously submitted to the Pearls Before Swine Art Show.
Step 2: Pay your entry fee online, or mail a check
Entry Fee: Artists may submit up to two works for 3D and two works for 2D for a fee of $35. Entry fees will be collected online, or on delivery day. All accepted submissions may be placed for sale. No commission will be charged for sales. Artists must complete the transaction.
Step 3: Email your Application form to EAA
Application: Complete the form and submit electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org with JPEG (.jpg) photos of pieces being submitted. Art images must be cropped and exclude any frames or mattes. Applications must be received by midnight October 7, 2021.
Judged Awards: First Prize $300, Second Prize $200, Third Prize $100. Judged prize award winners will be announced at the Opening Gala on Thursday evening.
People’s Choice Award: $400 prize winner will be announced Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
Public voting (one vote per person) will be available throughout the Opening Gala and on both days of the show, until Saturday at 3 p.m.
PEARLS SHOW ADDRESS
The Clever Tiger
32 N Main St
Elgin TX 78621