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'Paws for Art' challenge to benefit Humane Society

September 14, 2007

The second annual "Paws for Art" artists' challenge has been announced by co-sponsors Howard's Art Supplies & Frames and Washington County Arts Council.

Last year's "Paws for Art" challenge produced more than 100 landscapes, still lifes, abstracts and figure studies. Like last year, 100 percent of the cash from a silent auction of the paintings will go to the Humane Society of Washington County.

All visual artists are invited to participate in the artists' challenge. Buy as many 5-inch by 7-inch canvases as you wish from Howard's Art Supplies for $1 each, which is a donation to 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 from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. Bidding in the silent auction will begin, along with voting for a people's choice award. On Tuesday, Oct. 16, the exhibit and silent auction will relocate to the Washington County Arts Council Gallery in downtown Hagerstown. Bidding will conclude Saturday, Nov. 10. The winner of the people's choice award will receive a $50 gift certificate at Howard's.

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Howard's Art Supplies is at 1256 Dual Highway and is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The WCAC Gallery is at 14 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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