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Faulkner & Folk Art entry deadline drawing near

Artists world-wide have interpreted Light in August in many styles and languages.
“. . .in August in Mississippi there’s a few days somewhere about the middle of the month when suddenly there’s a foretaste of fall, it’s cool, there’s a lambence, a soft, a luminous quality to the light, as though it came not from just today but from back in the old classic times. …It lasts just for a day or two, then it’s gone.” ― William Faulkner, Light in August

We’ve all seen that light on those few days in August. If you are an artist, you may wish to interpret that light, or something else from Light in August, or even something about Faulkner, the man himself, that inspires you to create.

This year, the third annual Faulkner & Folk Art Exhibit at the Union County Heritage Museum challenges artists to create a piece of art, in their medium of choice, which is inspired by William Faulkner the man or from his novel, Light in August. The novel is the topic and focus of this year’s Literary Festival, currently underway in New Albany, MS, the birthplace of William Faulkner.

The Faulkner & Folk Art 2016 Exhibit will open at the Union County Heritage Museum on  Friday, September 23, 2016. Cash awards will be given in several categories, and live music will be featured.

Cash awards will be given for:

  • Faulkner the Man – 1st, 2nd, 3rd places
  • Light in August interpretation – 1st, 2nd, 3rd places
  • Purchase Award
  • Awards of Merit

Artwork for this juried exhibit must be in the museum by Monday, September 12, 2016 at 4:00PM. Please call first before entering pieces that are unusually large. Call 662-538-0014 for information or email:

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