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Local Artist Recognized

June 11th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Times News reports local artist Chelsea Elliott has been selected as a winner in the Grateful Dead’s Fabulous Envelope Contest landing her artwork on the front of the tickets for one of the last shows of the band’s 50th anniversary tour. “I think my jaw hit the floor. I didn’t think I would ever win. I’m really excited,” said Elliott, of Frostburg. The Grateful Dead, the iconic San Francisco-based rock band, had announced that they wanted to honor the “days of old” by holding a mail-order ticket sale. A throwback to the 1960s, those wanting to attend shows were asked to get tickets through the mail. As was done in the past, those requesting tickets often decorated the outside of the envelopes with art in an effort to get their ticket request noticed. The artwork was often very original and well-crafted. There have even been books published featuring the envelope art.

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