Community artwork competition underway

YORK – A community artwork competition, sponsored by the Palmer Museum in York, is currently underway and everyone is welcome to participate.

Carrie Remmers, museum director, said there are a variety of categories and mediums involved. Categories include paintings, photographs, sculptures, watercolors, pen/pencil sketches, quilts, tatting, woodworking, beadwork and stained glass. More media might be added over time, depending on demand.

“Themes are flexible,” Remmers explained. “Since winning items will be made a permanent part of the collection, museum staff advises not submitting something you absolutely want back. We also ask that the artist be the one to drop off the item as there is some paperwork involved. If the artist is unable to travel, reach out to museum staff and they’ll do their best to work with you on that paperwork.”

The three pieces in each category with the most votes will then be made part of the museum’s permanent collection.

All ages are welcome to participate.

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Submissions will be accepted at the museum, which is located at 520 North Grant Ave., through June 4. Remmers said museum hours are 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.

Then from June 5 through July 2, the public will be able to vote for their favorites. “Starting June 5, the public is encouraged to come in and vote for their favorites,” she said. “The winners will be announced July 3 and those items will be featured in a special display until August 2 before being added to the museum’s archives.

“Museum staff are excited to give local artists a platform to show off their work and look forward to the community vote. Note, there is a special category featuring artwork done by York Parks and Recreation staff. Make sure to vote for your favorite as there are bragging rights involved.”



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