Paws for Art artists' challenge to benefit Humane Society of Washington County

"Paws for Art" artists' challenge to benefit Humane Society of Washington County

Hagerstown, MD, August 29, 2007- The 2d Annual "Paws for Art" artists' challenge is announced by co-sponsors Howard's Art Supplies & Frames and the Washington County Arts Council.
Last year's Paws for Art challenge produced more than 100 jewel-like landscapes, still lifes, abstracts and figure studies. Participants included professional painters, hobbyists, and students. Again this year, one hundred percent of the cash from a silent auction of the paintings went to the Humane Society of Washington County.
Any and all visual artists are invited to participate in this artists' challenge. Simply buy as many 5x7 canvasses from Howard's Art Supplies as you wish for $1 apiece, which is a donation to the HSWC. Return completed paintings to Howard's, where the paintings will be framed at no charge.
A reception will open the exhibit at Howard's Art Supplies on October 5 from 7-9pm. Bidding in the silent auction will commence, along with voting for the Popular Choice award. On October 16, the exhibit and silent auction will relocate to the Washington County Arts Council Gallery in downtown Hagerstown. Bidding will conclude November 10. The winner of the Popular Choice award will receive a $50 gift certificate at Howard's.
Howard's Art Supplies is located at 1256 Dual Highway in Hagerstown. Hours are 9:30am to 6pm Monday through Saturday. The WCAC Gallery is in downtown Hagerstown at 14 West Washington Street. Hours are Tuesday-Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm.