Art of Poetry Submission Details Announced for June 21 Reading

Art of Poetry at the Hickory Museum of Art has new guidelines for submission.  Please read the following and join us!

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The submission deadline is June 7 and the reading will be June 21 at 2:00.

 To submit, simply go to the museum and write poems about the works on exhibit.  Please note the dates of eligible exhibits below.  Submissions should:

     -include name of the artist and the title of the inspiring work

     -be typed in the body of an email (do not send attachments)

     -be typed using 12-point Arial font, single spaced

     -be sent to Kelly DeMaegd at

Approximately 20 poems will be selected to be displayed at the museum and to be read by the author (or selected substitute reader) at the reading.  The reading is free and open to the public.  Audiences have ranged from 15 to 45 people.  After the reading, with permission of the poet and artist, poems will be posted on the Art of Poetry website.

 Eligible exhibits are as follows:

-Discover Folk Art, Third Floor Gallery, Ongoing

-American Art Pottery and Born of Fire, Second Floor Objects Gallery, Ongoing

-James Goode Self-Portrait Collection, First Floor Regal and Gifford Galleries, March 15, 2014 – July 13, 2014

-7 Artists Launch 70 Years, First Floor Whitener Gallery, March 22, 2014 – August 24, 2014

-Live with History: The New York Times Photo Archives, Second Floor Windows Gallery, March 29, 2014 – September 21, 2014

-Qualities of Light, First Floor Shuford Gallery, April 26, 2014 – September 21, 2014

 If you have any questions, please email Kelly DeMaegd at

The readings on March 8 were wonderful and selected poems, artwork will be posted as soon as possible.  Thanks and hope to see your work submitted.

Art of Poetry Coordinators,

Kelly DeMaegd, Betty O’Hearn, and Melissa Hager

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