TMA Issues Call for Entries on ‘Cars Are Art’ Competition
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TMA Issues Call for Entries on ‘Cars Are Art’ Competition


(TYLER, TX) July 15, 2013 – Gentlemen, start your engines … The Tyler Museum of Art is issuing a call for entries for its first-ever Juried “Cars Are Art” Competition, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Museum.

Vehicle owners may enter their cars in one of eight competition categories: Pre-1940s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and Post-2000. Cars will be judged on overall presentation and aesthetics, not originality or modifications (all doors and engine hoods will be closed). A jury of art professionals including will perform the competition judging. Jurors are Chris Stewart, chair of the Tyler Junior College art department; Dewane Hughes, associate professor of art at The University of Texas at Tyler; and local artist Patrick Deen.

The first-place winner in each category will receive an artistically crafted trophy. The entry chosen as the “Cars Are Art” 2013 Best of Show winner will receive the Grand Prize, which includes exhibition in the TMA lobby for two weeks following the competition.

Registration deadline is Aug. 18. Entry fee is $100 per vehicle; price includes lunch and a “Blue-plate Special” party following the awards presentation from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Parking will be available for car trailers. Registration forms may be picked up at the Museum or downloaded online at .

Public admission is $15 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. The admission fee includes free entrance to the TMA exhibition Deco Japan: Shaping Art & Culture, 1920-1945, continuing through Oct. 20. Concessions will be available for purchase throughout the day. “Blue-plate Special” tickets are $25 per person, and available at the Museum. (Reservations are required.)

The TMA, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is located at 1300 S. Mahon Ave., adjacent to the Tyler Junior College campus off East Fifth Street. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; the Museum is closed Mondays and most major holidays. The TMA is supported by its Members and Tyler Junior College. For more information, call (903) 595-1001 or visit News & Events at

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