The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the Smith Mountain Arts Council to announce changes to its 31st annual Art Show.
The event will now only be two days scheduled for Oct. 24 and 25.
The evening reception set for the evening of Oct. 23 has been canceled.
The show will be open to the public to view entries Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and October 25 from noon to 2 p.m. at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Moneta.
Viewing will be limited to small, timed groups of masked visitors only.
Award-winning entries in each category will be available on the SMAC website and social media after the event concludes on Oct. 25.
Distinguished guest artist Ron Boehmer from Lynchburg will be this year’s judge.
Adult entrants to this non-juried show must be 18 years of age or older with a limit of four entries per person.
Students in grades 9-12 may submit three pieces of art to be judged in the student category.
All work must be original. No reproductions, copy work, computer-aided work or photography will be accepted.
Entry forms are available on the SMAC website at www.smithmountainartscouncil.com and completed forms can be mailed to SMAC Art Show, P.O. Box 70, Moneta, VA 24121.
All entry forms, with a check made out to “SMAC” for the appropriate entry fee, must be received by Oct. 1.