POINT PLEASANT -The start of the fall season means that the Annual Battle Days festival is right around the corner. The Battle Days Art Show will once again be part of the festival fun. This marks the 18th year for the show, which is slated for Oct. 7-9 at Tu-Endie-Wei-Manor (Fort Randolph Terrace) in Point Pleasant. All artists, including both professional and amateur, are encouraged to participate in the show. This years categories include: oils and acrylics; watercolors; painting; drawing; and carving. Each artist can enter up to four pieces of artwork. A $1 fee is required for each entry. The show is open to all Tri-State residents. All entries must be original and exclusively the work of the submitting artist. All work, with the exception of carvings, must be suitable framed or matted and ready for hanging. Saw-tooth hangers will not be accepted. Copies of others artwork also will not be accepted. In addition, entries will not be accepted if they were shown in past Battle Days art shows. Jack Kaylor, local artist and school teacher, will judge this years show. According to a news release, Kaylor has been involved in the arts for more than 50 years. He is a graduate of Wahama High School, and has a BA in Art Education from Marshall University. In addition, he has taught art in all of the Mason County High Schools for the past 27 years. Awards will be presented to Best of Show winners in the Professional Division and Amateur Division. Winners will receive a plaque, ribbon and cash. Visitors of the art show also can vote for the Peoples Choice winner. Peoples Choice awards also will be presented to winners of both the Professional Division and Amateur Division. Winners will receive a plaque, ribbon and cash. Plaques and ribbons also will be presented to each Division and Category for first place, while ribbons will be presented to each Division and Category for third place. Honorable Mention ribbons will be presented in each division and category as well. Submitted pieces may be priced to sell, however, sales are between the artist and the buyer and sold works cannot be taken until the shows conclusion. Entries will be accepted from 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5; and 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Oct. 6. Art show exhibit hours will be noon-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8; and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. For more information, contact Rod Brand, show chairman, at 304-675-2977.