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Portland Creates!

Portland District Library Art Contest


Calling all artists!  Do you paint, take photos, sculpt, make collages, or express your creativity in some other visual way?  Have you been looking for a way to get your artwork seen by more people?  Do you want your artistic endeavors to be celebrated by the entire community?  Then Portland Creates!  is just what you've been looking for!

Portland Creates! is an all-ages art contest that is hosted by the Portland District Library.  2018 will be our third year of this popular event, and we're hoping for even more entries than in years past.  In an effort to inspire you and get the creative juices flowing, we are offering a series of art classes focusing on abstract art.  With separate classes for children, teens, and adults, there is sure to be something to spark your creative side.  Check out the flyer, or stop by the library to sign up.

Art submissions will be accepted February 5th through February 23rd, 2018.  Art will go on display March 1st, and will be displayed until March 31st.  While on display, all art will be open to public voting--the submissions that receive the most votes in each age category will be awarded the "People's Choice" prize.  Two additional winners for each age category will be named based on jury selection.  Winners will be announced at a reception hosted for all participants and their families on April 13th.

A complete set of rules and entry forms are available on this website, or visit the library to pick them up.


Pictured Above: "A Walk Through Time" by Sara Fitzpatrick, "L'amour de la Musique" by Jesse Ward, and "Chimera Souls" by Sami Rushin