The Northampton Arts Council enthusiastically invites submissions for their 2017 Visual Arts and Poetry Biennial, to be held at Forbes Library’s Hosmer Gallery from October 2 through October 28 2017. The Arts Council Biennial is a juried art exhibit and poetry event with free entry, open to artists and poets from Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire counties. Artists and writers are asked to submit their best work created over the past two years, including pieces they are most proud of and most closely represent their personal artistic vision.
All two and three-dimensional art in any style, as well as video and performance art will be considered for the visual arts component. The Arts Council also encourages submissions of performance art, and large 3-dimensional, weather-tolerant art for the outdoor exhibition space on the Forbes Library lawn.
Poets can submit up to 3 poems and previously published work will be accepted. Accepted poems will be displayed in the Forbes Library Hosmer Gallery throughout the Biennial for viewing by the public. The Northampton Arts Council will host the Biennial Poetry Reading, held at Forbes Library’s Calvin Coolidge Reading Room, on Monday, October 23, 2017.
The submission deadline for visual arts and poetry is August 1, 2017, 11:59 pm.