The Utica Public Library will be holding its eleventh annual Express Yourself Adult Art Contest in Feb. 2019. Registration and contest entries will be accepted in the main lobby of the library on Friday, Jan. 25th from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. The first 55 entries received will comprise the contest, no entries will be accepted after that point. This year the library continues with 6 categories:
Best of Show, Best Use of Detail, Best Use of Color, Best Abstract, Best Concept “Outside-the-Box,” and Best Use of Black & White. Six different cash prizes will be awarded including a $200.00 1st place prize. Most flat surface media will be accepted, however, there are exceptions. Please pick up a contest rule sheet at the library to be clear on accepted media. The contest is open to all area adults, ages 18 and up. All entries must be ready for wall display (hook or wire on the back) and participants may submit one entry each. The Winners Reception will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19th at 6:30 pm, and all participants are invited to attend. Winners will be announced at the Reception. All 55 entries will be on display from Saturday, Feb. 2nd through Saturday, Feb. 23rd. All the contest rules are available at the library or on the library website, please call 315-735-2279 with any questions.