Feb 222012

By Sam Conner —

The Winslow Arts Council voted last week to form a partnership with the Friends of the Library to sponsor an Altered Books Contest. The agreement for joint sponsorship came after a presentation by Librarian Docia Blaylock.

More information on the contest will be publicized in the near future. The final entries for the contest will not be due until June, but those interested in participating may begin making their altered books and may turn them in before the deadline.

Prizes will be awarded to three winners in each category: adults over 18 years of age, and students in grades six through 12. The library will have some books available for use in making items, but entrants are welcome to use their own books and materials.

Most of the meeting was spent discussing the Arts Sweet Arts IV auction, which was deemed a huge success. There was some discussion of doing some things differently and those discussions will continue in the next meeting of the arts council.

The auction was well attended and the proceeds were more than double the amount any previous auction has generated. The event was agreed to have been entertaining and rewarding for most who came, as there was entertainment, good artwork donated and sold, and far more than enough good food available.

The success of the auction will enable the arts council to sponsor more events, and encourage the growth and appreciation of art in Winslow.