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Canon City women’s art exhibition

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 More than $2,000 in cash will be awarded to exceptional women artists of Colorado at Canon City’s ninth annual Artful Women Exhibition in October.

The exhibition is open to all Colorado women at least 18 years old. The exhibition is scheduled to be held Oct. 10 through 12 at the State National Armory in Canon City. $2,200 in cash prizes will be awarded to the top three entries in two divisions, advanced artist and emerging artist, said Nancy Gerlock, president of the Canon City Zonta Club. 

The emerging artist division is divided into four categories; drawing/painting, photography, 3-D and fiber. Cash will be awarded for first, second and third place. The advanced artist category is not broken up into divisions, but cash prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third places, Gerlock said.

Judging will be headed by Elizabeth Johnson, art professor at CSU-Pueblo, and Bonnie Gangelhoff, senior editor of Southwest Magazine.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Canon City Zonta Club, a branch of Zonta International, a world wide service organization of executives in business and other professions. 

Zonta International is located in more than 60 countries around the world.  There are a total of 1,100 clubs and 36,000 members, Gerlock said.

She said the goal of Zonta International is to work together in advancing the status of women.  The annual art exhibition is a fundraiser for the Canon City’s Zonta Women’s College Scholarship. 

An opening reception will be held on Oct. 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For  entry applications and more information call: 719-276-2277 or 719-275-0525.