Wednesday, August 14, 2013

August 2013: Arts of the Albemarle Announces 27th Annual Landmark Show

MEDIA CONTACT:        Natalie Peel, Arts of the Albemarle
                                           252.338.6455 |

Arts of the Albemarle Announces 27th Annual Landmark Show
 presented by Gateway Bank

(Elizabeth City, NC-August 14)  Arts of the Albemarle announces its 27th Annual Landmark Show & Competition beginning Friday, September 6th through October 1st.  The opening reception will be held on First Friday September 6th   from 5:30-7:30 pm where the winners and awards will be presented.   Artists 18 years of age or older may enter two pieces of artwork for a $40 AOA Patron Entry Fee or $50 Non-Patron Entry Fee.  Businesses or individuals who would like to reserve one of the paintings for purchase may commit to a purchase award and will be invited to an exclusive reception on Friday, September 6th at 4:30pm.  The competition offers over $1300 in cash prizes.

Gateway Bank is the official 2013 Landmark Show Corporate Partner.  “Our Bank has deep roots and a strong commitment to the local communities we serve which makes the Landmark Show a perfect fit for us,”  said Donna W. Richards, President of Bank of Hampton Roads and Gateway Bank.  “We are excited to partner with AOA this year to showcase the local art talent in our area.”            
About the Juror:A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, Fred Bayersdorfer is the Assistant Dean of the Arts, College of Arts and Letters at Old Dominion University. He holds a bachelor of fine arts and master of humanities degrees from ODU.  He has been an adjunct instructor in art history and criticism at ODU (1989 -2007), director of University Gallery at ODU (1989 – 1895), and Arts Assistant to the Dean, (1995 – 2007).  He has written art criticism for the Virginian Pilot. Prior to coming to ODU he was director of the Museum of Art, Science and Industry in Bridgeport, Connecticut (1983-85) and director of the City of Portsmouth Museums system (1975 – 83).   As Assistant Instructor in the art department he taught art criticism and theory for the art history program as well as senior show for art studio majors.

The Landmark prospectus is attached to this press release below or you may click here to download.  For more information please contact The Center at (252) 338-6455.
Arts of the Albemarle, headquartered at The Center, is a regional non-profit arts council for Pasquotank, Gates and Camden counties.  For more information go to


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