Presented by the ENMU Department of Art and the ENMU Runnels Gallery, the Day of Art and Sidewalk Chalk Competition is an annual spring event that runs parallel to the ENMU Student Research and Creativity Conference. Students across campus have the opportunity to work collaboratively on a group art project and/or compete in the Sidewalk Chalk Competition. The 2019 Day of Art is slated for Wednesday, April 3.
Day of Art ENMU Campus Art Project
The campus community is invited to participate in the creation of art. All supplies will be provided and no prior registration for participation is required. All students, faculty and staff may come and go as they please; contribute and much or as little as you desire. No expertise in art or design required. Artwork created during the event will be on public design once completed with the possibility of permanent installation in a campus or off-campus building.
Day of Art ENMU Sidewalk Chalk Competition
An area of campus sidewalk roughly the size of four feet by four feet will be assigned to each participant. Prior planning and practice of your artwork at this size is encouraged. Be sure to ask permission first and no practice on university sidewalks before the event, please.
On the day of the event a box of Prang chalk for use in the competition will be provided. One box of per entry; entries are defined as a single individual or a team of two individuals.
Please consider bringing kneepads and towels to work with on the cement. Water for washing and rinsing hands will be in a central location. You may also choose to bring a spray bottle with water, as it may be helpful to reduce chalk dust and can be used for blending. Keep in mind that you will be working on your hands and knees and that chalk is very messy; you should dress appropriately.
There is no theme. Each entry will be judged based on overall creativity and craftsmanship. Your work must be original and conceived by you and/or your teammate. Outside assistance by other students, instructors or other individuals at any time during the competition will result in immediate disqualification.