Building off the success of Art War 2013, this 2014 live-action art event re-challenges local and regional artist to bring their talent to the table and battle it out with other artists for cash and other prizes! The competition takes place during the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce’s 32nd annual Salisbury Festival on Saturday, April 26. The deadline for artists to reserve a place in the event is Friday, April 18-applications will be available March 20th 2014.
Be part of the second annual Art War at the Salisbury Festival, a art-tacular event where artists go brush to brush while local fair-goers vote on your fate!
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 artist.
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.
The Art War is a ONE DAY event. Each artist will have five total hours to work, during which festival-goers will be watching the artists’ create- to then vote on their favorite. Check-in will begin at 9 a.m. when artists will be able to set up and prepare, and then at 10 a.m. art-making will commence and the battle officially begins. All art making must take place within the five-hour window provided, the contest will end at 3pm, and all brushes, sculpting tools, and pencils must be dropped. 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 places.
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 18, 2014. 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.