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Glynn Visual Arts is calling all artists for an upcoming juried exhibition that will debut March 6.

The CoastalScapes Exhibition is open to artists of all mediums, and the deadline to register is Wednesday, said Susan Ryles, Glynn Visual Arts executive director.

“This particular exhibit is about celebrating our area, and it’s local flora and fauna,” Ryles said. “We’re looking for art that shows the things that make it fantastic to live here in the Golden Isles.”

Ryles said entries should highlight the natural beauty of Coastal Georgia, and suggests scenes such as beaches, marches, wildlife and sunscapes. Two and three dimensional works may be submitted, including paintings, photography, sculpture, carvings and mixed media. The exhibition is open to all artists, but Glynn Visual Arts members of the $100 level or above will have the $25 entry fee waived. Artists may submit up to three entries.

The entries will be juried by Glynn Visual Arts member and local artist Peggy Everett, whose paintings have raised more than $550,000 for wildlife conservation organizations.

“Peggy Everett is a long-time celebrated area artist and painter,” Ryles said. “She does a variety of subject matter, including landscapes, but also plein air.”

Ryles said she expects about 60 or 70 entries for CoastalScapes, from which about 35 will be selected for display at Glynn Visual Arts’ gallery, 106 Island Drive on St. Simons Island.

“Peggy will look at all the submissions, and decide who’s in and who’s out,” Ryles said. “We want to attract high-caliber artists. Our goal here is to continue to up the ante.”

The exhibit’s goal is to “expose the community to high-quality works of art,” Ryles said. “The subject matter of this exhibit is a favorite in this area, and we like to offer it to the community.”

Submissions must be framed, ready-to-hang works, and must be original work of the artist. To enter the exhibition, artists should send a photograph of their artwork to exhibitions@glynnvisualarts.org by Wednesday. Selected artists will be notified Feb. 28. Detailed instructions may be found at www.glynnvisualarts.org.

An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 9 at Glynn Visual Arts.

“(The exhibition) is open to the broad community of artists we have here,” Ryles said. “We invite all artists from all mediums to enter CoastalScapes.”

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