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Fallbrook Propane Gas Company seeks artists for Art of the Avocado

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Propane Gas Company, sponsor of the "Art of the Avocado" art competition is now calling for entries. This year marks its 17th year. The art competition is part of Fallbrook's annual Avocado Festival.

Any artistic medium may be submitted – the only restriction is that an "avocado" must be easily identifiable in all pieces.

Cash prizes will be awarded in each of the three categories. For 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art: first place – $300, second place – $200, and third place – $100. The photography category cash prizes are: first place – $150, second place – $125 and third place – $100.

Additional cash prize awards are for the Merrill Everett Memorial Award, Holy Guaca-Moly Award, George Bamber Memorial Award, Honorary Mayor Award and the Avocado Chairman Award. Awards will be presented at a private reception.

The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce will award a prize for their "Chamber's Pick" and the winner of this award will be invited to design a piece of artwork that will be used in the 2024 Avocado Festival logo.

Entries should be delivered to the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce office, Saturday, March 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., located at 111 South Main Avenue.

The community is invited to vote for the People's Choice Award during the month of April at the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce office as well as the day of the Avocado Festival, Sunday, April 23. The winner will be notified that evening.

To register or request the Rules and Entry Form, contact Anita Kimzey, 714-222-2462 (cell) or [email protected].

Rules and Entry Form can also be picked up at Fallbrook Propane Gas Company, Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce office, The Gallery, FAA (300 North Brandon), the Green Art House at Pala Mesa Resort or downloaded from the Chamber of Commerce website:

Submitted by Anita Kimzey, event coordinator.


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