Monday, October 14

Artist Palette Assignment

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Assignment for October

Subject: My Book Cover — Draw or paint the cover of a book you would write. It can be a novel with characters you create or the story of your life, made up of real events. It could also be an existing book with you and your friends replacing the main characters. It’s up to you, and the sky is the limit.

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 — My Book Cover, P.O. Box 100912, Nashville, TN 37224. (Please make sure you include the title!)

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by Thursday, Nov. 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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