The Blue Springs Art League and its co-sponsors, the Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Department and ImageMakers Photo Club, invite artists to submit entries in the Blue Springs 36th Annual Fine Art Show. The art show will take place March 8 and 9 at Vesper Hall, 400 N.W. Vesper St., Blue Springs.

There are 11 categories: Transparent (watercolor), Opaque (oil or acrylic), Pastel, Mixed Media (2 or more mediums), Drawing (pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, colored pencil), Animal/Wildlife (all mediums, no photography), Portrait (human only, all mediums, no photography), 3-D Sculpture (free-standing, original work), Photography-Color, Photography-Black and White, and Photography-Wildlife.

Cash awards will be given: Best of Show ($150), Best of Show-Photography ($150), Second Best of Show ($100), Third Best of Show ($75), and First ($50), Second ($35) and Third ($25) Places in each category.

All artists must preregister. The entry fee is $35 per artist for a maximum of two pieces. Early registration is encouraged due to space limitations. Artist registration forms are available at the Vesper Hall information desk, the Parks and Recreation desk in City Hall, 903 Main St., and both Blue Springs Mid-Continent Libraries at 850 N.W. Hunter Drive and 2220 S.W. Missouri 7. The deadline for entries is Feb. 20.

Admission to the art show is free to the public. For more information, call one of the Fine Art Show co-chairs, Teddy Jackson, 816-224-4634, Joanne Sutherland, 816-697-2908, or Phyllis Wilkins, 816-229-0742.