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World Pork Expo Art Show call for entries

by 5m Editor
9 April 2003, at 12:00am

IOWA - One of the most unique art shows in the United States is looking for exhibitors.

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2003 World Pork Expo The 15th Annual Pig-CassoTM Art Show will be held during the 2003 World Pork Expo June 5-7 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa.

Amateur and professional artists are invited to display their pig-related work and compete for cash prizes.

"We've held the Pig-CassoTM Art Show at every World Pork Expo and it's proven to be an extremely popular and fun event for both artists and visitors," says Bette Murray, event coordinator with the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), the sponsor of World Pork Expo. "If pigs are a part of your artwork - whether it's a sculpture, painting or photograph - we'd love to showcase it at Pig-Casso."

Pig-CassoTM is a professional judged art show - not an art fair, craft show or flea market. Work previously exhibited at Pig-CassoTM as well as mold work or kits, will not be accepted. All entries must include a pig and must have been completed within the last two years. An entry fee of $20 ($10 for students 18 or younger) entitles the artist to submit three pieces of art with no more than two entries in the same category. Deadline for entry is May 23.

Pig-CassoTM Art Show Categories:

  • Oil, water soluble pigments
  • Drawings, pastels
  • Sculpture
  • Textiles, fibers, crafts
  • Woodworking
  • Photography
  • Student (18 or younger)
Cash awards and ribbons will be presented for first place in each category, Best in Show, 2nd Best in Show and 3rd Best in Show. An Audience's Choice Award is also determined by World Pork Expo visitors.

For more information and a downloadable entry form, go to www.worldpork.org or call Bette Murray, NPPC, at 515.278.8012.

The World Pork Expo is sponsored by NPPC and is among the largest agriculture trade shows in the world. This year's theme is Pork Galore.

Last year, nearly 40,000 patrons visited World Pork Expo, including more than 2,000 international guests from 27 countries.

For more information on WPE 2003, visit the official World Pork Expo website, via this link.

Source: NPPC - 9th April 2003

5m Editor