Details for September Event’s Submissions


Following are the details for the next Art of Poetry at the Hickory Museum of Art:

The submission deadline is September 3 and the reading will be September 17 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
-Art of Poetry will use no more than 3 poems by any individual poet – this is a new guideline
-Art of Poetry reserves the right to decline work that may not be appropriate in content, or of literary quality as determined by its panel of judges.

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 at

Eligible exhibits are as follows:
·Fanjoy Labrenz / Tom Shields Collaboration (Entrance Gallery and 1st Fl. Shuford Gallery; August 6 – November 13)
·Holy Land Revisited: Works by Norma Suddreth (1st Fl. Regal & Gifford Galleries; July 30 – October 9)
·Pat Viles Retrospective (2nd Fl. Coe Gallery; September 3 – December 4) The museum will try to have this exhibition up the week prior. Poets may ask for images of the works to browse through as well.
·Pastels from the Permanent Collection (2nd Fl. Windows Gallery; through September 18)
·Collecting Starkweather: Then & Now (1st Fl. Whitener Gallery; through September 18)
·Discover Folk Art (3rd Fl. Ongoing)
·Glass & Pottery from the Permanent Collection (2nd Fl. Objects Gallery; Ongoing)

If you have any questions, please email Kelly DeMaegd at

Hope to see and hear your works on September 17 at Hickory Museum of Art!

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1 Response to Details for September Event’s Submissions

  1. Pingback: Melissa Hager’s “Angel Parts” after Jane Voorhees | Art of Poetry at the Hickory Museum of Art

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