Details for Exhibits and Submission Guidelines for June Art of Poetry


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

The submission deadline is June 3, 2017 and the reading will be June 17, 2017 at 2:00.

Eligible exhibits are as follows:

HICKORY STICKS: Jonathan Brilliant Installation; 2nd Fl. Coe Gallery ( Will be finished May 5th)
PAST LIVES: Brian Lackey Installation; 1st Fl. Shuford, Regal & Gifford Gallery (Up on May 6th)
Warhol & Whitener; 1st Fl. Whitener Gallery
Cher Shaffer Dolls; 2nd Fl. Objects Gallery
Glass from the Permanent Collection; 2nd Fl. Objects Gallery
Maud Gatewood; 2nd Fl. Windows Gallery
Discover Folk Art; 3rd Fl.

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.
-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. Poems that are overtly political or religious in nature, or poems that are not appropriate for all ages, will not be considered for this program.

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

If you have any questions, please email Kelly DeMaegd at

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