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By Miriam Raftery

May 14, 2019 (Mt. Helix) – Calling all artists! It’s time to head to the top of the mountain for inspiration to draw, paint and photograph Mt. Helix.  A juried art show reception will take place on Saturday, July 13th at 6 p.m. Award winners will receive a complimentary ticket to the heart of NMt. Helix event August 10th, where their artworks will be on sale.


This year, a photography category has been added and Nainsook Framing + Art is the sponsor.  Award winning art will also be on display at Nainsook July 13-Aug. 28. Entries are due by July 10. Below are entry details:

2019 heART of Mt. Helix Juried Art Show

Sponsored by Nainsook Framing + Art

Juror: Rïse Parberry

Theme: All things Mt. Helix including parks, people & events.

Media: Oil, Watercolor, Pastel, Acrylic, Ink, Pencil or Charcoal, Alcohol Ink & Photography (separate category)

Format: Framed artwork no larger than 48 in on any side and must be framed in new condition w/ wire hanger hung tightly 20% from top.

Cash Prizes: 1st place $350 2nd place $250 3rd place $150

(2) Honorable Mentions will also be awarded

Photography Prizes 1st Place $100 + 1 mat + frame (value up to $100)

(1) Honorable Mention

All award winners will be given one complimentary ticket to the heART event where their artwork will be on display for sale. This event is held on Saturday, August 10 from 5-10 p.m. at the top of Mt. Helix.  All juried  art will be displayed at Nainsook Framing + Art from July 13th – August 28th, 2019.  20% of any art sales will be donated to the Mt. Helix Park Foundation if sold at the 2018 heART or during the period displayed at Nainsook Framing + Art.

The winning image should reflect a recognizable representation of a person, place, thing, or event found within the Mt. Helix Community. You may submit art that has been previously submitted as long as it did not receive any awards.

Entry due @ Nainsook Gallery Wed, July 10, 2019 from 1- 6 p.m.   

$25 1st entry /$10 for each additional Max 3

 Any work not accepted must be picked up Friday, July 12 from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Pick up at the end of the show is Wed, August 28 from 3-6 p.m.

Nainsook Gallery 8130 La Mesa Blvd. La Mesa, Ca. 91942

The awards ceremony and reception will be held at Nainsook Framing + Art on Saturday, July 13th from 6-8 p.m.

The show will be up at Nainsook from July 13th through August 28th, when it should be picked up between 11 – 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Krista Powers at (619) 741-4363 or Roz Oserinat 619-504-2146

Entry Form

Entries $25 for 1st entry and $10 for each entry thereafter   -

Maximum 3 per person Check payable to Mt. Helix Park Foundation


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