The Southwest Harbor Public Library invites women of all ages of the Mount Desert Island community to exhibit in March 2024. We welcome pieces inspired by the National Women’s History Alliance 2024 theme “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.” It takes courage for women to advocate for practical goals like equity, diversity and inclusion when established forces aim to misinterpret, exploit or discredit them. The exhibit showcases women who are or were committed to embracing everyone and excluding no one in our common quest for freedom and opportunity.
We encourage participants to use any media to create a work for the exhibit that exemplifies the theme. One does not need to be an “artist” to participate. Exhibit pieces we welcome are, but not limited to, collage, jewelry, literature, musical compositions, needle work, painting, photography, poetry, quilting, rug hooking, sculpture, sewing and weaving. We also encourage group projects such as quilts, shared stitchery pieces, or any collaborative process.
Registration pens online on Tuesday, January 9th at www.swhplibrary.org/womens-history-month. Look for the Women’s History Month (WHM) under the About Tab. Online registration is preferred, but if you need help, stop by to register in person. Please call ahead to set up an appointment. 207-244-7065.
Deadline Saturday, February 24 – Registration and Hi-Res image.
Please review the registration requirements for submitting your work and the highest-resolution digital image.
Deliver your item, fully ready for display, between Friday, February 23rd, and 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 27th. Instructions on how to prepare your item for exhibit will be sent to you after you register. If your item is not ready to exhibit when dropped off it will not be displayed.
Reception on Saturday, March 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Questions? Contact the Southwest Harbor Public Library by phone (207) 244-7065,
Other Mount Desert Island libraries will also celebrate Women’s History Month 2024..