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UMES Honors High School Artists

  • Wednesday, May 26, 2010

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD, May 26, 2010 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will award prizes as part of a competition for high school students enrolled in art classes in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties.  The awards announcement takes place at a reception today from 4-6 p.m. in the Mosely Gallery, located in the Arts and Technology building on the UMES campus.

    "The contest has been a success two years in a row," said Dr. Anke Van Wagenberg, gallery director, who coordinated UMES' first high school art competition in 2008. "We strongly encourage participation from high school students in the tri-county area who are taking art classes."

    Made possible through the support of the Maryland State Arts Council and the Somerset County Arts Council, the show features work in 2-D, photography, sculpture, sequential art and drawing, Wagenberg said.

    "This year, participating art students will have to be present at the reception in order to receive an award," Wagenberg said. "The winner in each category will receive $100 in art supplies."

    The awards will be presented by Dennis Williams, Princess Anne town commissioner and patron of the arts.  

    The exhibition will be on display Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through June 11.  All events in the Mosely Gallery are free and open to the public.

    For more information, contact Van Wagenberg at 410-651-7770 by e-mailing or by visiting