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Friday, March 29, 2013

Entry Deadline Extended for Salisbury Festival Art War

Art WarSALISBURY, MD---Local artists will go brush-to-brush to compete for cash and other prizes during Art War, a new addition to this year’s Salisbury Festival on Saturday, April 27.

Student, amateur and professional artists will have five hours, starting at 10 a.m., to create a piece live in front of festival-goers. Those attending the festival will vote on which work they like best. Winners will be announced at 4 p.m. The first-place artist receives a solo show at a Salisbury University Art Galleries location. Gift certificates and cash prizes are available for second and third place.

Each artist is given a 10-foot-by-10-foot space in which to create. Indoor and outdoor spots are available. Setup begins at 9 a.m. Artists must bring their own supplies, including tables and chairs. A drop cloth and basic lighting are provided. Entries may be comprised of any material that is not hazardous, illegal or damaging to the provided space.

SU Art Galleries sponsors the competition. The entry fee is $20. Interested artists must sign up by Thursday, April 25, at www.salisbury.edu/universitygalleries.

Entrants should include three to five images of past work in jpg format, at a resolution no higher than two megabytes per file, along with a one-paragraph description of the art they plan to create during the event.

For more information call 410-548-2547 or e-mail University Galleries Director Liz Kauffman at eckauffman@salisbury.edu.



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