Kent Art Association will hold its Elected Artists and Solo Show Dec. 2 with an opening reception and awards presentation at 2 p.m.

The show will run through Dec. 16.

Judges are Mary Anne Carley and Werner Kappes

Elected artist is the highest status of membership offered by the Kent Art Association and is given to a select group of artists whose work has been accepted in at least two juried shows in the past three years and who have submitted an application for elected artist status.

The applicants are then required to submit three examples of their work to a panel of elected artists who view it and then vote on whether to accept or reject the application.

Elected artist means that the artist’s work consistently meets the high standard of quality set by the KAA for its members.

A solo show is awarded to the winner of “Best in Show” at the pervious years president’s juried show.

Last year’s winner, Patricia Billeci, will exhibit a collection of her paintings in the Aiken Room on the first floor of the gallery.

The gallery (www.kentart.org) at 21 South Main St. is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.

On exhibit on the front lawn of the gallery is a pair of elephants by noted Kent sculptor Denis Curtiss.

The elephants are made of welded steel, which Curtiss, using a method he created, turns a rusty brown.