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50th Boardwalk Art Show - August 3, 4 & 5

Commemorative Painting Created to Celebrate Event

Ocean City--Local artist Nancy Palermo, known for her murals in the Ocean City Library and throughout the city, has created

a watercolor painting to celebrate the 50th Ocean City Boardwalk Art Show.  The painting depicts the many tents of artwork seen

each year as nearly 100 artists exhibit their artwork the first weekend in August on the Boardwalk.  In addition the work

shows the throngs of visitors who stop to view and purchase the art.  Ms. Palermo's painting may be seen at the Ocean City Arts Center, 1735 Simpson Avenue, in the Community Center.

This year's show will be held Friday through Sunday, August 3, 4 and 5.  The artists will be on the Boardwalk from 10 am to 8 pm,

Friday and Saturday and 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday.  Artists from around the country will sell watercolor, oil, and acrylic paintings.

Also available will be mixed media pieces, pulled prints and photography.  Many photos and paintings of the shore area will

be on sale at very competitive prices.

"The Boardwalk Art Show has maintained a strong following for 50 years.  Many of our artists have sold their work at this show

for more than a decade."  Ocean City Arts Center Executive Director Rosalyn Lifshin said.  "In addition we have added several

categories to the show including pottery, sculpture and handmade furniture.  We have increased the times of the show to

include evenings.  We try to listen to the artists' wishes and accommodate them when we can".

Artists may still register for the show by going to www.oceancityartscenter.org and downloading the application.  For further

information, call the Ocean City Arts Center at (609) 399-7628 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

More than $1500 in prizes will be awarded to the artists including a purchase award.