Ten emerging artists will have the opportunity to help themselves while fundraising on behalf of the UNO Art and Art History Department. Friends of Art, a support group for the department, will host ARTSLAM+, Wednesday, April 8, 5:30-9 p.m. at Bancroft Street Market, 10th and Bancroft St.

Participating artists include: Adam Dienst-Scott, Cangshu Gran, Kristin Hansen Cain, Darcy Horn, Courtney Kenny Porto, Reggie LeFlore, Brian Joseph Tait, Mike Trotter, Adam Burke, Travis Apel.

Each artist has four minutes to showcase their inspirations, techniques, backgrounds and future directions a for a vote in their favor. 

You be the judge. Bart Vargas, artist and UNO art instructor, will be your host for the evening. Your vote helps the artists be contenders for generous prizes:First prize-$200;  second prize-$100, plus additional prizes donated by Blick, Visions Custom Framing, and Mangelsens.

With your $20 admission you receive 5 raffle/vote tickets. After the artist presentations just drop your tickets into your favorite artists’ bowl, then standby for a chance to win their featured work. Besides a chance to win a piece of art, you may also purchase additional artworks offered by ARTSLAM+ artists.

Proceeds from admissions and raffle ticket sales support scholarships for UNO art students. Artists receive the full amount of any art purchases made at ARTSLAM+.

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