Fine Arts exhibit focuses on children’s book art

In honor of National Book Month in October, The Milford Arts Council will feature an exhibit of Children’s Book Art.

Work can include art from published books or pieces the illustrators are currently working on. Illustrators are also encouraged to submit pieces that show the “artistic process,” which includes sketches, story boards, drafts, etc. All mediums are welcome.

To be considered, artists should email high quality images of work to milfordfac@optonline.net no later than Sept. 19. All submitters will be notified with a decision.

A reception will be held  Saturday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon. Illustrators and authors will be invited to attend the reception and talk to visitors about their work and artistic process.

Illustrators and authors may also sell their books at the reception. The council will not take 30% commission on these items, but will receive a 30% commission on any exhibited artwork sold.

Receiving, upon acceptance, will be Thursday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon and 4 to 6 p.m. Multiple pieces and series of images are encouraged. Artist fee is $25. Council members receive $5 off total fee. Anyone may join the council at registration, or download a form off the website: Single membership is $25, family is $50.

All work should be framed and wired and/or ready to hang.

Items must not exceed 36” x 24” in measurement or 50 pounds in weight.

For further information call the Milford Arts Council at 203-878-6647 or visit milfordarts.org.

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