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The Art Rooms Professional Art Supplies Hosting Fun Competition to Raise Funds for the Humane Society of Harford County

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Mary Leavens
Humane Society of Harford County
410-836-1090, x101
[email protected]

Liz Howshall
The Art Rooms Professional Art Supplies
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Fallston, MD (February 20, 2013) – The Art Rooms Professional Art Supplies is inviting artists of all ages and abilities to join them for an art show and benefit to raise funds for the homeless and neglected animals at the Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC). The Arts Rooms is not looking for Harford County’s next Picasso, but they are looking for artists to shine the spotlight on our furry friends and raise funds for their care while having fun and letting the creative juices flow.

It’s easy to get involved and help the homeless animals. First, purchase a hardwood dog and cat figurine from either The Art Rooms or HSHC until March 30. Figurines cost just $18 and $2.50 of every sale (plus a matching donation of $2.50 by The Art Rooms) is donated to HSHC. The Art Rooms is located at 116 N. Washington Street in Havre de Grace. HSHC is located at 2208 Connolly Road in Fallston. Then, let the fun begin! Decorate, paint and pose your figurine, and return it to The Art Rooms no later than Saturday, April 6 by 4pm. Any media is accepted; there is no limit to what you can do.

If decorating a dog or cat figurine is not appealing, then paint a favorite animal. For a $10 entry fee, receive a 9×12 canvas board. Create a fabulous painting (any media accepted) of a wonderful animal. All entries must be framed and ready to hang.

Judging of the finished figurines and paintings will take place at The Art Rooms during mid-April by art professors from Harford Community College’s Art Department. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded to the favorite figurines and paintings in both Adult & Children’s Categories. Entries from previous years are not permitted.

Winners will be announced at a reception on Sunday, April 28 from 2-4pm at The Art Rooms. Place a silent bid on one of several hand-painted scarves, art kits, handbags, and more. Support HSHC by purchasing ten raffle tickets for $5. Refreshments at the reception are provided by Laurrapin Grille and Tidewater Restaurant. Music will be provided courtesy of Studio Students of Beth Baker – Woodwinds for a Cause.

Be creative and have fun with this project! Artists have the option of selling their finished figurines or paintings and keeping 100% of the proceeds or donating the proceeds to HSHC.

About The Art Rooms Professional Art Supplies
The Art Rooms Professional Art Supplies is the only fully stocked art supply store in Harford and Cecil Counties, Maryland. Independently owned and operated by artists who pride themselves in reliable customer service, The Art Rooms offers the highest quality art materials at competitive prices. The friendly staff offer art lessons, workshops and free demonstrations. The Art Rooms maintains a website at

About the Humane Society of Harford County
The Humane Society of Harford County, Inc., is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the welfare and well-being of the approximately 4,500 animals that come to us each year. We promote the kind treatment of homeless, stray and abandoned animals by providing shelter, care, adoptions, and community education. We are not a county agency nor are we affiliated with any national or regional organization. Your tax-deductible donations, bequests, and proceeds from events are crucial to our life-saving efforts on behalf of the animals of our community.

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