Edgy Art Show brings artists together in friendly competition
Come watch these artists create their work Saturday
The Second Annual Edgy Art Show will showcase eight artists working in different media on March 28 as they create unique pieces during that morning and afternoon centered around a theme.
“They’ll learn what the theme is just 24 hours before they set up and begin work that Saturday,” said Jennifer McFarland, volunteer chairman of the Edgy Art Show.
“Edgy Art Show is an opportunity for artists to share their talent with the general public,” according to Jennifer McFarland, volunteer chairman of the event. “We are focusing on artists that are willing push the envelope on art and involve the general public in the process.”
Local artist Aaron Gist will return to the Edgy Art Show as one of its participants on March 28. He was the winner of the first Edgy Art Show last year.
Other participants include Brian Cornett, John Hancock, Chad Hines, Casey Warnke, Michael Pritchett, Ben Guenther and Ro Shaw.
This year’s show will be held at Peddler’s Alley off of Main Street and Royal in downtown Salado.
The Edgy Art Show is a juried event and no more than a half dozen artists will be chosen for the one-day show. There is no fee to compete in the show and artists who are chosen to compete may bring other pieces to sell during the show.
Just 24 hours before the beginning of the Edgy Art Show, the competing artists will be given this year’s theme. Then they will each have from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Saturday morning to prepare for working on their pieces of art. Beginning at 9 a.m., the artists will work on their original piece of art, which must be completed by 3 p.m. on Saturday.
The show will be open to the public beginning at 11 a.m. so that they can watch as the artists each create their pieces based on the theme. There is no charge to come and watch the artists as they work, but you may want to participate by voting for your favorite artist and having a chance to win their piece of art.
The public will vote for their favorite artist or piece of art beginning at 11 a.m. with voting completed by 3 p.m. when the artworks are completed. You can vote in the show by purchasing a $10 ticket or three tickets for $20. There is no limit to the number of tickets you can purchase. Each ticket is worth one vote, but is entered into two separate raffles. The first raffle will be drawn from from all ticket holders for a basket of art from local artists valued at $585. Items in the art basket include a signed, numbered and framed print by Ronnie Wells ($125), a Ducks Unlimited bottle stopper featurung work by Ronnie Wells ($195), a bluebonnet sculpture by Charles Allen ($195), a framed print by B. Herd ($85), 4 etched shot glasses by Melissa Paxton ($60) and a glass flower by Gail Allard II ($25).
Also, each artist will have their original piece raffled from the votes cast in their favor.