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Entries being accepted for the Besser Museums “Winter Blues” exhibit

ALPENA, Mich. — The Besser Museum is getting into the winter season with a new exhibit and it could feature your very own artwork. They are accepting submissions for their Winter Blues display which will go up for viewing on Feb. 13.

The artwork can be done in any style the artist sees fit. Not only will paintings be accepted, but so will photographs and even sculptures. Education Coordinator of the museum, Amanda Kucharek says the artist can use whatever media they want. As for the “winter blues” theme, its also up to them to interpret what that means. “Really all we’re looking for is the community to come together and participate in this,” said Kucharek. “It’s a nice way to share your talents with different people of different backgrounds in the community.”

The artwork must be within the dimensions of 36-by-36 inches and should be 60 percent blue hues. There will be a contest to see which pieces are the most popular and the top two artists will take home $200. The cost for a submission is $20 and is open to all ages. “We have a piece that came in from a nine-year-old. So we’ve got someone on that end and we’ve had some pieces from some 80-year-olds. Really anybody can participate.”

Submissions will be accepted until Jan. 27.