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Neptunian Woman's Club Seeks Art Entries

Apr 25, 2019 02:10PM ● By Jeanne Fratello
Got a budding artist in the house? Now's the time for them to enter the Neptunian Woman's Club's 40th Annual Art and Photography contest.

The contest is open to all Manhattan Beach artists in kindergarten through grade 12. K-12 students may submit art; and students in grades 6 through 12 may also submit photography. The submission deadline is Friday, May 10 before 3:00 p.m.

Entry forms and rules can be found online at ; and submissions are collected by the local schools. 

Each year professional local artists judge submissions and select the winners. There are cash awards for first, second, and third place winners.

An awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 19 at 1:00 p.m. in the Neptunian Clubhouse at 920 Highland Avenue. 

The contest dates back to 1978, when Elizabeth Dorsey organized the first “Art Tea." Dorsey's  vision, which continues today, is to inspire and recognize student artists in Manhattan Beach schools.

In related news, a former winner of the NWC's art contest, Jeanne Allen, now designs for the handbag designer Hammitt. Hammitt and Allen have designed a limited edition "Neptunian blue" purse in honor of the NWC's newly renovated clubhouse. All the proceeds from purse sales will go to the 2019 Capital Campaign. 

The purses will be distributed at the "Welcome Back Beach Bash," a fundraiser at the NWC Clubhouse on May 11. To purchase a purse and/or a ticket to the Beach Bash, please go

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