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909 South Schumaker Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804

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Sun: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Student Art Show

SAVE THE DATE! Opening Reception for the 2018 Student Art Show will be February 9, 2018 - "Poetic Landscapes: The Student Art Show" 5- 7 PM

The Ward Museum invites students from Delmarva to submit their artwork to the annual Student Art Show.  The Student Art Show is a non-competitive display of students’ works from around the entire Delmarva peninsula.  It is open to all students grades K–12 in public and private schools, as well as home-schooled students.  The submitted works will go on exhibit in the museum’s Welcome Gallery.

This year’s theme is “Poetic Landscapes,” collecting student works of all media devoted to capturing or illuminating our wondrous landscapes of the Eastern Shore. Drawing, painting, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, sculpture,  photography, video, and more are all welcome.  The show is featured in conjunction with The Ward Museum’s contemporaneous "Delmarva Visions: The Works of Patrick Henry" exhibit.  Teachers and parents are encouraged to draw inspiration from our forthcoming Resource Booklet for their students’ entries.


Resource Booklet

In conjunction with the Student Art Show, the Ward Museum’s education department will be producing a resource booklet with lesson ideas and artistic examples.  This free resource encourages the development of both artistic techniques as well as observational skills and knowledge about our local landscapes.  We’re developing it for use by teachers, home-school parents, and other educators to facilitate the exploration and artisitic representation of Delmarva's landscapes.  It is intended to be an introduction to several artistic and experiential ways for engaging with our local landscapes, making the endeavor readily approachable by children who don’t already have a strong background in fine arts or environmental science.  Furthermore, we've specifically designed the resource booklet to be interdisciplinary—to make it useable by both arts and sciences teachers and for both art and science lessons.

For a taste of what's to come, please check out last year's Resource Booklet, with step-by-step drawing instruction's for the 2017 theme, "Illustrating Nature."

Download: 2017 Resource Booklet (pdf)


Example pages:





To make a submission contact us at the Ward Museum Education Department:
Call: 410-742-4988 EXT. 110            
Email: wardeducation@salisbury.edu

Submission Requirements:

  • Students may use a variety of flat or 3D media including, but not limited to, paints, sketching pencils, colored pencils or Prismacolors, pastels, crayons, photography and sculpture
  • All flat art must be matted with a minimum one inch black or white border. Hooks for hanging are not required.
  • Please attach a label with the student’s name, age/grade and school name on the back of each student’s submission.
  • All artwork must be no larger than 18” x 24” (including matting)
  • 3D standing art must have a footprint of 14” x 14” or less.

Dates to Remember:

  • Exhibit opening: Friday, January 19, 2018
  • Submissions Due: Friday, January 12, 2018
  • Reception: Friday, February 9, 2018 (5—7 p.m.)
  • Exhibit final day: TBA
  • Artwork Pick-up: TBA