Area artists invited to submit works for ORiGINALE

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Last year’s ORiGINALE exhibit and competition garnered 103 original works by 57 area artists. Recipients of the two Best of Show awards in 2021 were Betty Smith and Kelly Eddington. Smith won the Dr. Michael & Sherry Bukstein Best of Show Award for her watercolor titled “Technicolor Harbor” in the non-professional Division. Eddington won the LaBinnah Bistro Best of Show Award for her watercolor titled “Like Father Like Daughter,” shown above, in the professional division. | Photo courtesy of Hannibal Art Club

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Area artists living within a 50-mile radius of Hannibal are encouraged to submit original works of art to the Hannibal Art Club’s 58th annual area artist exhibit and competition, ORiGINALE. 

The exhibit and competition will be on display Sept. 23 to Oct. 29. More than $3,000 in prize money will be awarded.

Area artists wishing to submit work for the exhibit and competition should bring their work to the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main, from 3-6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, or from 11 a.m-2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17. Entries are limited to two per artist, with a $15 entry fee per item. The entry fee for Hannibal Art Club members is $10 per entry. Any 2-D and 3-D media are acceptable except for photography or computer-generated art.  All worked submitted must be original.

A full exhibit description, registration form and artwork labels are available on the Exhibit Opportunities page at

For more information on the Hannibal Art Club’s annual area artist exhibit and competition, contact the Hannibal Arts Council at 573-221-6545.

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