Monday, December 14, 2020

Women’s History Month March 2021: Southwest Harbor Public Library Community Exhibition


Women’s History Month March 2021

Southwest Harbor Public Library Community Exhibition

Life Upended: Unexpected Inspiration”

An exhibition of works by women of all ages

from our MDI Community


The Southwest Harbor Public Library (SWHPL) invites women of all ages from the MDI community to exhibit an artifact, in process or as yet to be conceived, inspired by the theme “Life Upended”. While much attention during 2020 has focused on the negative, it is the hope of the SWHPL Women’s History Month (WHM) Committee that the works will showcase the positivity that women of all ages and walks of life have experienced during this unusual time.

We encourage participants to use any media to create a work for the exhibit. One does not need to be an “artist” to participate. Exhibit pieces we welcome are, but not limited to, jewelry, literature, musical compositions, painting, photography, poetry, quilting, rug hooking, sculpture, sewing and weaving. Is there a new outlet or project that you have found to help you get through this time?

  • Registration opens Monday January 4, 2021 online at Look for the Women’s History Information. Online registration is preferred, but if you need help, make an appointment to come to the Library.

  • Deadline for Entries Friday February 12, 2021 - Registration and Hi-Res image.

Please review the registration requirements for submitting your work and a high-resolution digital image.

Deliver your item, fully ready for display, between Monday February 22 and Friday February 26. Instructions on how to prepare your item for exhibit will be sent to you after your register. If your item is not ready to exhibit when dropped off it will not be displayed.

Exhibit opens Monday March 1. For the first time, the show will not only be on display at the library, but it will be available online as a Virtual Exhibit which may include additional exhibit items.

  • There will be no opening reception for this exhibit. Viewing the exhibit will be virtual and by appointment. Call SWHPL 207-244-7065 to make an appointment.

  • Exhibit closes Wednesday March 31. All pieces must be collected by the end of that day.

  • Watch your email inbox for more information on the exhibition and for announcements of WHM programs during March.

Questions? Contact the Southwest Harbor Public Library by phone 207-244-7065, or email

Thank you!

From the Southwest Harbor Public Library Women’s History Month Committee

Our 2021 Celebrations are dedicated to our fearless WHM Visionary Beth Pfeiffer.