For The Love of Reading (Accepting Art Submissions)

Reading Love_Call for Art

“For the Love of Reading” is an art exhibition at the Ferndale Public Library celebrating books and literature’s ability to inspire.

This exhibit runs alongside our big “Ferndale Reads” community-wide book club (happening in late Feb / early Mar) and wraps up with “The Day of Books and Roses” fundraising event (in late April).

So then: our Arts & Exhibitions Committee is now accepting submissions of art–inspired by books–including illustrations, character portraits, re-imagined book covers and more.

Submissions in any variety of medium are encouraged, including photography, painting, drawing, relief prints, sculpture. “Ferndale Reads” and “The Day of Books and Roses” are anticipated to draw hundreds of visitors to the library.

All the information needed to submit art for the exhibition can be found on the art page of the library’s website: http://www.ferndale.lib.mi.us/index.php/art
Inquiries and submissions can be sent to FPLArts@ferndalepubliclibrary.org. Entries must be received no later than 11:59pm on Friday, February 15, 2013. Artists will receive notification of their submission status (accepted or declined) by February 22.

DOC020413-0001“Ferndale Reads” is the library’s annual community reading event. Copies of this year’s selection, Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, will be given away.

“Ferndale Reads” demonstrates how reading, particularly as a group, elevates its value beyond a solitary recreation, allowing the community to come at the book together from various viewpoints.

“The Day of Books and Roses” is a library-hosted fundraising celebration inspired by “La Diada de Sant Jordi” (Saint George’s Day) on April 21st.

“Books & Roses” features Spanish inspired foods, wine, and other treats. Michigan Authors will be reading from their work and selling their books. Friends of the Ferndale Library will use the funds raised to support FPL’s programming and events.

Correlating specifically with the “Day of Books and Roses” or Slaughterhouse Five is not mandatory for artwork’s inclusion in the exhibition.

The Committee does not charge a commission and will not be involved in the sale of any artwork beyond providing interested buyers with the artist’s provided contact information. Artists who sell work from the exhibit are encouraged to make a modest donation to the library.

The Art and Exhibitions Committee is also accepting submissions for future solo or collaborative shows in the Community Meeting/Atrium spaces. These proposals can include three-dimensional art, as well.

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