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909 South Schumaker Drive
Salisbury, MD 21804

Museum Hours

Mon - Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Photo Festival exhibit

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Art in Nature Photo Festival

The Ward Museum, Salisbury University Presents:

Art in Nature Photo Festival

August 10-12, 2018

The nature photography competition held during the Art in Nature Photo Festival is open to Professional, Amateur and Youth photographers. All photos are submitted in printed format with a finished canvas size (canvas size means the size of the paper you choose to print your photo on) of either 8”x10” or 11”x14” without matting, mounting or framing (digital or physical). Entries are displayed in the museum until the end of the festival on Sunday. First place winning photos will be exhibited in the Welcome Gallery of the museum for up to three months.

All photos must be original photographs and correctly reflect the subject matter as it appeared in the viewfinder with nothing added to the image, and aside from dust spots, nothing taken away; and have been taken within the last two years.
Categories for Professional and Amateur photos include: Birds, Plants and animals other than birds, Landscape/scenery, Black & White, Nature macro/micro photos and Smart Device. Smart Device and macro are for Amateur and Youth only. Click Here for Rules.
Entries are judged Saturday evening on basis of originality/uniqueness, creativity, content, composition, and photographic quality. All decisions made by the judges are final. Mail- Ins will be accepted July 1, 2018 through August 10, 2018. Walk-ins are welcomed August 10 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Ansel's America: An Ansel Adams Special Exhibit

VIP preview reception Friday, August 10th at 5 p.m. RSVP for ticket by calling 410-742-4988 ext.106 or email wardevents@salisbury.edu

Keynote Lecture on the Ansel Adams exhibit by Ken Basile, friend of the Adams' family starts at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 10th.

Ansel Adams' photo Moonrise Over Hernandez, New Mexico 1941


For a listing and photos of the winners from prior years please click HERE.


August 10-12, 2018 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), admission to the Ward Museum Galleries is free to the public.  Wristband access (3 day access) to the keynote address, VIP reception, Ansel Adams Special Exhibit, Photography lectures, plus community partner discounts.

Wristband:  $7 Adults

                      $5 Senior/Student (K-12)

**Free wristband for Museum Members, VIPs, Salisbury University faculty/staff/student, and AIN competitors.**


Please contact Kristie Clattenburg by phone 410-742-4988 ext. 106 or email kaclattenburg@salisbury.edu to discuss sponsorship opportunities.