Tuesday, November 19

Artist Palette Assignment – September

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Assignment for September

Subject: Self-Portrait — Draw or paint a portrait of yourself. You can do it from life while looking in a mirror or from a favorite photograph. Extra points will be given to those who use their imaginations to create unique self-portraits. You could put yourself in another time or place or use symbolism to illustrate aspects of your personality. For ideas, search for paintings of the old masters at the library or on the Internet to see the different ways they handled self-portraits.

Three age categories: 1 to 9, 10 to 14 and 15 to 18 years old. Each group will have first-, second- and third-place winners.

Media: Drawing or painting on 81⁄2-by-11-inch unlined paper. We encourage the use of color.
Entry: Send your original art to: The Tennessee Magazine, Artist’s Palette — Self-Portrait, P.O. Box 100912, Nashville, TN 37224.

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by Monday, Oct. 1.

Include: Your name, age, address, phone number and electric cooperative. Leaving anything out will result in disqualification. Artwork will not be returned unless you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your submission. Each entry needs its own SASE, please. Siblings must enter separately with their own envelopes.

Winners will be published in the November issue of The Tennessee Magazine. First place wins $50, second place wins $30 and third place wins $20. Winners are eligible to enter again after six months. Winners will receive their checks, artwork and a certificate of placement within 30 days of publication.

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Ron Bell

Ron Bell has been the designer of The Tennessee Magazine since December 1995. He also occasionally writes articles for the magazine and travels throughout the state, helping Tennessee’s electric cooperatives tell their story. He has designed logos for Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative and Mountain Electric Cooperative as well as T-shirts, posters, brochures and publications for TECA and co-ops throughout the state. Ron is also the creator and lead singer for his band, The Trailer Park Troubadours. Calling it “a hobby that got out of hand,” his musical pursuits have taken him across the U.S., to Canada and to Europe.

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