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Marianne Verna's artwork is currently hanging in Ormond Mainstreet's building, and she hopes to bring more of that to more businesses along West Granada Boulevard (Photo by Emily Blackwood).
Ormond Beach Observer Friday, Jul. 22, 2016 3 years ago

Ormond Mainstreet partners with the Florida Women's Art Association to create Granada competition

The "Ocean Air Art Prize," will be held in January 2017.
by: Emily Blackwood News Editor

With a goal to bring money and interest into Ormond Beach through art, Ormond Mainstreet and the Florida Women's Art Association are partnering together to create the "Ocean Air Art Prize," a 10-day long art competition. 

Local artists will submit their work to a jury who will select the top 30 pieces to be shown in 25 local businesses and civic buildings along West Granada Boulevard from U.S. 1 to A1A. During the 10-day period, the public will get a chance to vote for their favorite piece on Facebook, and three winners will be announced at a gala. 

Marianne Verna, FLWAA president and Ormond Beach resident, said they're hoping to hold the event sometime in January, and that it'll be a great way for people to explore local art and businesses. 

Anyone interested in submitting work for the competition, can email [email protected]

SIDEBAR: Florida Women's Art Association looking for more members

FLWAA is currently seeking more members to join their arts organization. Fees are $25, and they have one meeting per month held on the second Wednesday, alternating between Deland and Ormond Beach. The location and time will be announced in their newsletter and on their Facebook page.

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