Art entries vie for cash awards

Robert Parry’s watercolor, "Low Tide at Stonington, Maine", received a second-place award in the 2015 COFA. Artists interested in entering this year’s show, which offers cash awards, must meet the July 11 deadline.

July 11 is the registration deadline for the 2016 Community of Fine Arts Show, the juried art show founded 17 years ago by the Westlake-Westshore Arts Council. The COFA provides artists an opportunity to display their work to the public for the month of August and offers the possibility of prize money.

The WWAC announced that this year, artists over 18 years old will have work accepted for the show in two divisions: Amateur/Semi-Professional; and Seasoned/Professional. Each division has five categories: Oil/Acrylic; Watercolor; Drawing/Pen & Ink; Charcoal/Pastel; and Photography. Cash awards will be given for Best and Second in each division/category.

The 17th edition of COFA will take place Aug. 1-27 at Westlake Porter Public Library, which has graciously hosted the event for the past several years. 

Details of how works are submitted for possible entry, fees, prizes and other pertinent information are outlined on the entry form, which is available online at For more information contact Robert Pearl at 440-554-7522 or email at

Louise Seeholzer

Publicist for Westlake-Westshore Arts Council

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 9:42 AM, 06.07.2016