Exhibition welcomes entries

The recent heat spell is just a reminder Wilton Library’s Summer Show Art Exhibition is not far off.

The 69th incarnation of this annual event, which features the work of adult artists who live in Wilton, has issued a call for entries on Saturday, June 29 and Monday, July 1, from 10 to 4.

The show will open with a public reception on Friday, July 12, at 6.

Each artist may submit a total of two works in the categories of paintings, drawings, pastels or sculptures. The two pieces must be framed and wired, ready for hanging.

Additional information and downloadable forms may be found on the library’s website at wiltonlibrary.org and clicking on the “Call for Entries” item about the exhibition. Printed forms also are available at the circulation desk.

“This show is always a favorite in the town,” said Ed MacEwen, the library’s art chairman and curator of the . “It runs through July and August and gives residents an opportunity to see how many talented friends and neighbors they have. Each year the show gets a little bigger, with more and more artists interested in showing what they have been working on during the cold weather months.”

This year’s display is expected to surpass previous years, with more than 50 artists exhibiting 100 or more entries featuring a variety of styles, media and subject matter.

The exhibition runs through Friday, August 30. The majority of works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.  Viewing hours during the summer are Mondays through Thursdays, 10-8; Fridays, 10-6; Saturdays, 10-5. The library is closed Sundays in the summer beginning June 23. The library also will be closed on July 4.