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Greek Festival > Fall N2 Art September 21, 2007

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Artists Round Table promotes regional show alongside popular festival

Last year a local group called The Artists Round Table organized an art show to run alongside the ever-and-extremely popular Columbia Greek Festival. This year, the group has aimed for something much bigger. About 60 artists from the Carolinas, Florida, Tennessee, Virginia and a few other places will be in the Fall N2 Art show, and the top prize is $3,000.

The artists, selected from about 85 who applied, will show paintings, as well as glass, woodwork, textiles and ceramics. The Round Table is a young organization, having formed in the summer of 2006 shortly before the first exhibition. The main force behind it was Howard Hunt, a commercial and fine art photographer.

The Round Table is more about giving artists the tools they need to help themselves: tips on marketing, business practices and developing relationships with arts groups and businesses, said Alicia Leeke, president of the Roundtable. The four-day Greek Festival, which has been going on for 20 years, attracts about 70,000 people, so aligning with it was “a no-brainer,” Hunt said. 

One way the show got the attention of artists was the prize money. Winners will be selected by two jurors from Charlotte. The prizes are mainly funded by artists who paid a $10 application fee and a $150 booth fee for those who were accepted. 

Fall N2 Art, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Richland Street, between Sumter and Assembly, Cost is free. For information visit > www.artistsroundtable.com

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