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Prescott Valley Art Guild juries entries for World Arts Festival

Five members of the Prescott Valley Art Guild recently met and selected pieces for the art show and sale at the World Art Festival on Sept. 12.

The jury process is "blind," which means the judges view photographs of the artists' work without being aware of who created the artwork.

"It is always a difficult decision-making process," said Sid Freeman, Guild secretary. "We select work not only on quality, but also on design, skill and creativity."

The Guild received 73 entries this year, the first year it has opened up the show to non-Guild member Prescott Valley residents.

The panel of judges accepted 61 pieces of artwork for the show.

Prior to 10 a.m. when the Festival begins, Linda Umphrey, a nationally known artist and teacher, will judge the artwork. Umphrey is known for her oil paintings and has shown locally at the Phippen Memorial Day Show, Prescott Fine Arts Gallery, and the Mountain Artists Guild.

At 10:30 a.m., she will announce the winners and award prize money for Best of Show, and first, second and third places in Oil/Acrylics, Digital, Graphics, Photography, Pastels, Mixed Media, 3-Dimensional and Watercolor.

The artists' work will be on display from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the lower level lobby and courtroom at the Prescott Valley Civic Center.

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