Calling all artists: Come battle it out with other local
and regional artists for cash and other prizes! Be part of
the first annual Art War at the Salisbury Festival, an
art-tastic event where artists go brush to brush while local
fair-goers vote on their fate.
How the Art War will work...
Each artist will receive a 10’ x 10’ area indoors to make
his or her work. (Some outdoor spaces are available, so
please let us know if you have interest in being outside.)
Each space will have at least one wall. The space will be
equipped with a drop-cloth and basic lighting. All other
needs, such as tables or chairs, must be brought by the
All participating artists must bring their own materials.
All types of materials will be acceptable as long as they
are not hazardous, illegal, or damaging to the provided
space. If you have a question about a particular material
you would like to use please contact us.
Art War is an one day event taking place on April 27th,
2013 during the Salisbury Festival. Each artist will have five total hours during which to
work. Check-in will begin at 9am when artists will be able
to set up and prepare, and then at 10am art making
will commence when the battle officially begins. The battle
will end at 3pm, and all making must take place within that
five-hour window. Finally, the winner will be announced at
the 4pm awards ceremony.
The first place grand prize will be a solo exhibition of
the wining artist’s work at the SU Art Galleries. Gift
Certificates and cash prizes will be awarded for 2nd and 3rd
The Salisbury Festival visitors will be voting on their
favorite works of art throughout the day. The winners will
then be chosen based on which artists receive the highest
number of votes.
Entering the Competition:
The Art War is open to students, as well as amateur and
professional artists. All interested artists must apply by
April 20, 2013. To apply artists need to submit 3-5 images
of past artwork in jpg format (No higher then 2mb files), a
short (paragraph or less) bio and a description of the art
they plan to make during the battle, their contact
information, and $20 entry fee.
Ready to throw your hat into the ring?