Celebrating the special connection between art and animals, The Milford Fine Arts Council invites artists to submit portraits of animals, with or without their human counterparts.
All mediums are welcome: Paintings, drawings, mixed media, photography, graphic design and sculpture.
Artists are encouraged to include a few words stating what inspired the work.
Show dates are May 6 to June 30, with viewing Wednesdays to Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Receiving dates are Monday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to noon and 4 to 6 p.m., or call to make other arrangements. Artwork may be picked up on June 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded Saturday, May 16.
One or two pieces will be accepted per artist. The fee is  $25 for one piece, $35 for two pieces.
Fine Arts members receive $5 off their total fee.
Anyone may join the Milford Arts Council at registration or download a form off the website: Single membership is $25, family is $50.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Milford Animal Control.
Only original pieces will be accepted.
All work should be recently completed and should be framed and wired and/or ready to hang.
Items must not exceed 36”x24” in measurement or 50 pounds.
Sculpture and three dimensional works are welcome but a display stand must be provided.
All works may be for sale, and there is a 30% commission on sales to the arts council.
For information, call the Milford Arts Council at 203-878-6647 or visit milforarts.org. The Council is located at 40 Railroad Avenue, behind Milford Bank.