Jennie Cline's 2016 window


Exhibition in Celebration of
Women's History Month
at the Southwest Harbor Public Library

March & April 2018

2018 Theme

Inspired by the Written Word
of Maine Women Authors

An exhibit of works by women -- young, old, and
in-between -- from our MDI community

Be a part of this much-loved community exhibition!

  • Select a favorite phrase, passage, prose or poem, published or unpublished, by one of Maine's women authors. Let it inspire you to create your item for the exhibit.
  • Come into the Library to look at our table of books and writings by Maine's women authors. Titles will be rotated monthly. Eureka! Or find your own source. You choose.
  • You may use any medium to create your exhibited item, and you need not be an "artist" to participate.
  • Register for the exhibit by January 25, 2018 February 7, 2018 (deadline extended). Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • DIGITAL IMAGE of your work is due by February 14. Please send a high resolution file of at least 100dpi and file size of 1.0MB to 3.0MB in JPEG or TIFF format. Email the image with your name to Pieces without a digital image may not be included in the exhibition catalog. Let us know if you have questions about this.
  • Deliver your item to the Library, fully ready for display, between February 22nd and 28th
  • Exhibit opens Monday, March 5, 2018.
  • Opening reception Tuesday, March 6, 5:30 - 7 pm, for the community and exhibitors. Save the date!
  • Watch for more information on WHM programs as we get closer to the date!

The authors, all of whom will be women, may be children's authors,
fiction writers, biographers, writers of cookbooks, gardening books or
scientific books, lyricists, and more, published or unpublished.
They are all from Maine, or have made their home in Maine for
a significant stretch of their lives. In your description of your piece,
you will name the author and the work that inspired you.

As always, exhibitors are accepted first-come, first served.
You may also come into the Library and register in person.

Please contact the Library at 244-7065 with questions.

REGISTER HERE only if you have talked to a Library volunteer or staff member about this.

Image at top of page:
"Window on Acadia" by Jenny Cline, created for March 2016 Women's History Month exhibit "A Passion for Acadia". Stained glass collage in mixed media, 23" x 27"

Jenny Cline spent her summers in Manset as a girl, and moved with her husband to Manset full time in 2010. On February 8, 2016, Jenny passed away peacefully at home and, in honor of her life and love of Acadia, her family and friends put finishing touches on her mixed media piece for display in the Women?s History Month exhibit in March 2016.