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ART CONTEST: Love Where You Read

September 25, 2023 - October 5, 2023

The Stonington Free Library invites local artists AGES 6 TO ADULT to submit works on paper depicting the Stonington Free Library or Wadawanuck Square for our first LOVE WHERE YOU READ exhibit. Works chosen will be displayed in the library gallery from October 1, 2023 – December 30, 2023. The exhibition includes awards with a solo show opportunity for the 1st place artist ages 15 & up. Entries may be dropped off in-person September 25 – 28, 2023 at the Stonington Free Library, 20 High Street, Stonington, CT 06378.

LOVE WHERE YOU READ will be an opportunity to promote local art (amateur and professional) while showcasing the spaces and resources available at the Stonington Free Library for artists, writers, creators and readers making it a center for activities and community. Some of the images chosen may be featured on notecards, calendars or merchandise that will benefit the programs and mission at SFL which is to enrich lives and build community by bringing information, ideas and people together.

Selections will be made by the friendly staff at SFL. The selection process will be a blind selection with “jurors” submitting via ballot. Any items not selected will be available for pick-up after Oct. 1st.

This contest/exhibition is open to artists AGES 6 TO ADULT. Artists can submit up to 2 works. Submitted works must be no larger than 11”x17”. All works must be on paper or flat surface in order to fit in existing pre-matted frames. If you’d like to submit digital works, email them to millie@stoningtonfreelibrary.org with the subject line: SFL LOVE WHERE YOU READ, [Artist’s Name], Image Size: _____. Any digital images selected will be printed at the size indicated and displayed in frames. A total of 14 images will be selected for the exhibit. The​ ​following​ ​information​ ​is​ ​required​ ​for​ ​submission​: 1.Name,​ ​address​,​ ​telephone,​ ​e-mail. ​Up​ ​to​ ​2 ​works​ ​total​ ​may​ ​be​ ​submitted. ​Images​ submitted digitally must be JPEG and sent to millie@stoningtonfreelibrary.org with the subject line: SFL LOVE WHERE YOU READ, [Artist’s Name], image size: _____

(Ages 6-14) First/Second/Third Place: Art Kit with prize ribbon
(Ages 15+) First​ ​Place:​ ​​​Solo Show at SFL & $50 prize​|​ ​Second​ ​place:​ ​​​SFL Tote Bag with goodies​ ​|​ ​Third​ ​place:​ ​​​SFL T-shirt, SFL sticker and Art Kit​​
All selected artists will receive a copy of the calendar or postcard(s) created from the exhibition.

NEW DEADLINE/ September 25-October 5: ​​​Entries​ ​submitted​ in person or digital works emailed to millie@stoningtonfreelibrary.org
September 28: Notification​ ​of​ ​acceptance or rejection sent via email
October 1-​​​December 31: LOVE WHERE YOU READ EXHIBIT on display
October 2-6: Pick up of rejected works
January 2: Pick up party! Artworks and prizes will be ready for pick-up. Solo artist show will be ready for viewing.

For​ ​questions,​ ​contact​ ​millie@stoningtonfreelibrary.org ​or​ ​call​ ​860-535-0658

By​ ​submitting​ ​an​ ​entry,​ ​the​ ​Artist​ ​grants​ ​permission​ for the Stonington Free Library to ​use​ ​the accepted​ ​image​ ​on​ ​its​ ​website​ ​at​ SFL ​for​ ​brochures,​ ​promotional​ ​materials,​ ​merchandise and​ ​publicity​ ​about​ ​the​ ​exhibition and library, both​ ​physical​ ​and​ ​virtual.​ ​Every​ ​effort​ ​will​ ​be​ ​made​ ​to​ ​maintain​ ​quality​ ​true​ ​to​ ​the​ ​submitted​ ​image,​ ​recognizing​ ​that​ ​the​ ​print or​ ​electronic​ ​medium​ ​may​ ​affect​ ​how​ ​the​ ​viewer​ ​receives​ ​the​ ​image.​ ​Artist​ ​will​ ​be​ ​given​ ​attribution​ ​for​ ​the​ ​work. The​ ​Artist​ ​hereby​ ​certifies​ ​that​ ​he​ ​or​ ​she​ ​holds​ ​the​ ​copyright​ ​for​ ​this​ ​material​ ​and​ ​the​ ​copyright​ ​remains​ ​with​ ​said​ ​Artist. SFL​ ​will​ ​display​ ​a​ ​notice​ ​that​ ​material​ ​must​ ​not​ ​be​ ​“downloaded”​ ​or​ ​copied,​ ​but​ ​will​ ​not​ ​be​ ​held responsible​ ​if​ ​artwork​ ​is​ ​copied. By participating,​ ​the​ ​Artist​ ​acknowledges​ ​and​ ​understands​ ​the​ ​above​ ​provisions​ ​and​ ​has​ ​read​ ​and​ ​agreed​ ​with​ ​the provisions​ set by the contest.


September 25, 2023
October 5, 2023
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Karla Umland


Stonington Free Library
20 High St.
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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