Create a Masterpiece for the Critters

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

Bawmer HonFor Immediate Release

Contact: Erin Long, Marketing Coordinator
Humane Society of Harford County
410-836-1090, x106 (office)
240-344-0968 (cell)
[email protected]

Liz Howshall
The Art Rooms Professional Art Supplies
[email protected]

Fallston, MD (February 11, 2016) – The Art Rooms Professional Art Supplies in Havre de Grace is inviting artists of all ages and abilities to join them for an art competition, 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. Choose to either decorate a wooden dog or cat figurine or choose to paint a favorite animal on canvas. Figurines and canvas boards can be purchased from The Art Rooms at 116 N. Washington Street in historic Havre de Grace or at The Humane Society of Harford County at 2208 Connolly Road in Fallston. Figurines cost just $21.58 and $5 of every purchase will be donated to HSHC. Artists are encouraged to decorate, paint and/or pose the figurine using any material; 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 to create a fabulous painting (any media accepted) of a wonderful animal. All entries must be framed and ready to hang.

All figurines and painting entries must be submitted to The Art Rooms no later than Friday, April 8th by 3pm. Entries of figurines & paintings will be judged separately in Adult, Youth and Children Categories during mid-April by professors from Harford Community College’s Art Department. Entries from previous years are not permitted.

Mindy by Jan ShiveThe winning entries will be announced at a reception on Sunday, April 24th from 1-3pm at The Art Rooms. Winners will receive wonderful prizes. Support the animals at HSHC by placing a silent bid on one of several wonderful gifts, or purchase raffle tickets to win deluxe baskets. 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 offers 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.