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Art contest deadline is Sept. 22

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On Aug. 18, 1999, the Deseret News returned from a 10-year art show hiatus with a well-balanced, accomplished exhibition of 64 landscapes from around the state.

With this year's "Deseret News Landscape Art Show 2000: Color of the Land," the newspaper reaffirms its goal of presenting quality works of landscape art to the people of Utah.

The exhibition is open to all Utah artists 18 years and older, working in the medium of painting, drawing, mixed media and printmaking. Five entries will receive cash/merit awards of $300 each. One entry will receive the Purchase Award, worth $1,000, and become part of the Deseret News' corporate art collection.

This year's jurors are Craig Law, photographer, professor of art and head of the art department at Utah State University, Bonnie Posselli, accomplished landscape painter and winner of last year's Purchase Award, and Gary Ernest Smith, one of Utah's most renowned and successful artists.

The deadline for turning in artwork is Sept. 22. The show will hang in the center court of the ZCMI Center Mall from Wednesday, Sept. 27 through Saturday, Sept. 30.

Interested artists may find copies of rules, regulations and entry forms at art galleries and museums around the state. Rules and entry forms will also be available on the Deseret News Web site: www.deseretnews.com/artshow or by writing to the Deseret News at 30 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.

E-mail: gag@desnews.com