Each day, the
The exhibit displays a variety of art, ranging from oil paintings and sculptures, to pencil drawings.
Of the 550 pieces submitted for judging, only 128 pieces (100 artists) are featured in the exhibition.
Judges are selected from outside of
Pieces are selected based on technical style and representation.
Nineteen artists are being featured for the first time, including Brownsbug resident,
Cradler's oil painting, "Reminiscing", is a still life of childhood toy, Ragedy Ann and classic children's books.
"It's a very prestigious show," Cradler said. "You feel like you've really accomplished something as an artist."
Other featured artists from
"We hope to create an atmosphere for artists to be promoted," she continued.
The pieces are currently for sale, and according to Dole, 19 have already sold.
Awards for the top 20 winners totaled
Not only does the Salon hope to "enhance the lives of the people of
Whether or not Cradler was accepted into the exhibition, she enjoyed gaining experience and knowledge from other artists.
Cradler had submitted pieces for the past two or three years, but was not accepted until this year.
"To see what did get accepted or the other pieces submitted, I think, 'look at this gorgeous work they are doing," she said.
"I have found it's finding your particular subject matter and style," she continued. "The more you do it, the better you are at it."
Cradler offers advice to other artists interested in sharing their work, "You'll be turned down many, many times," she said. "Don't give up."
The show is open to the public during regular museum hours,
There will be an additional celebration of the
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