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Optimist Club to sponsor WCAC exhibition

Worcester County students to feature work in show, art on display until end of Feb.

(Feb. 8, 2018) The Worcester County Arts Council presents an annual high school art competition and exhibit featuring entries submitted by Worcester County students.

This competition is sponsored annually by the Berlin/Ocean City Optimists Club. The exhibit will be showcased on public display during the month of February at the Worcester County Arts Council gallery located at 6 Jefferson Street in downtown Berlin.

The goal of this competition is to encourage, recognize and honor artistic expression of talented art students in Worcester County as well as to emphasize the importance and support of quality art programs.

The exhibit includes 29 paintings and drawings, entered by students representing all four Worcester County high schools. A total of $1,400 in cash prizes will be offered in this contest. All submitted entries are judged by artist and former art educator, Thomas Hogan.

Monetary awards and ribbons for the first, second, third place, and honorable mention will be presented to students on Friday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. during a reception to be held from 5-8 p.m. at the Worcester County Arts Council’s gallery in downtown Berlin.

Visitors to the exhibit will have an opportunity to vote for the “People’s Choice” award. Voting will end on Feb. 8. Winner of the award will be announced and presented with a monetary prize at the reception.

The exhibit will be on display until Feb. 28. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday and some Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.