Bethel Rural Community Organization’s Historic Preservation Committee will be entertaining bids from Haywood County artists who are interested in painting historic sites and rural scenes of Bethel. The project is an ongoing program for BRCO each year, with the historic or agricultural subject selected by BRCO’s Historic Preservation Committee.
Artists may select watercolor, oil, acrylic or pencil medium. Canvas size will be 20-by-15 inches so the paintings can be displayed on the walls of the community hall between the windows. The first painting will be a rendering of Bethel Presbyterian Church as it when built in 1885 by the Rev. Jesse Stalcup.
Email inquiries must have the word “painting” as the subject line. Artists will be asked to complete an application and include their resumes and photos of their work. Finalists will be asked to meet with the Committee and bring samples of their artwork.