TMA issues call for entries for 'Cars Are Art' competition

Published on Friday, 20 June 2014 00:04 - Written by Jon Perry Special Contributor

Tyler Museum of Art is getting in gear again with the call for entries on its juried “Cars Are Art” competition.

In its second year, the event revs up from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 6 in the museum parking lot, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College campus.

Vehicle owners may enter their cars in one of eight categories: Pre-1940s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and post-2000. Cars will be judged on presentation and aesthetics, not originality or modifications (all doors and engine hoods will be closed). A jury of art professionals will perform the judging.

The winner in each category will receive an artistically crafted trophy.

The Best of Show winner will receive a trophy and display in the TMA lobby for two weeks following the competition.

Registration deadline is Aug. 31. Entry fee is $100 per vehicle. The price includes lunch and admission to the party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. following the awards presentation.

Entry proceeds benefit the musuem.

Registration forms may be picked up at the museum or online atwww.tylermuseum.org .

Best of Show Sponsor is Hibbs-Hallmark & Company. Tents Sponsor is James E. Walker. For information, contact special events coordinator Caleb Bell at 903-595-1001, ext. 208 or cbell@tylermuseum.org.

Jon Perry is the communications and membership coordinator for Tyler Museum of Art.