Jennie Cline's 2016 window

Women's History Month
March 2017 Exhibit
at the Southwest Harbor Public Library

OPEN CALL TO EXHIBITORS           Click to Register

2017 Theme: Creating Connections

Registration deadline extendedFriday, February 3, 2017


Generation to generation, neighbor to neighbor, or island to island, women have woven much of the fabric that creates connections and communities. How did they accomplish this historically? How does this happen today in our Mount Desert Island community? In what ways are you a creator and keeper of the connections?

The theme of the 2017 Women’s History Month exhibit explores these ideas, and we welcome your personal interpretation. You might choose to create a new piece or you might exhibit a personal item from your family’s heritage. All types of media and craft are welcome.

Exhibitors, all of whom are women, need not be professional artists and may be of any age. Space is limited so registration is first come, first served, with one item per exhibitor.

Register online!
You may also go to the Library and register at the Front Desk.

Questions? Would you like to help? Please email whpswhpl@gmail.com  or call the Southwest Harbor Public Library at 207-244-7065.

KEY SOUTHWEST HARBOR DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR NOW:

  • Friday Februay 3rd (extended!):
    Registration due date. If you do not have computer access at home, please come to library and we will assist you with your online registration on one of our public access computers. It's easy, and you will help us save paper and time.
  • Wednesday February 15th:
    Due date for digital image of your work. 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 whpswhpl@gmail.com. Pieces without a digital image may not be included in the exhibition catalog.
  • Wednesday February 22nd through Saturday February 25th:
    Deliver your piece to the Library during operating hours from 9am-8pm Wednesday, 9am-5pm on other weekdays, and from 9am-1pm on Saturday.
  • Your piece MUST be ready for hanging on the wall or display in the glass cabinet upon delivery. Please contact us if you have any questions. If your piece is not ready for hanging or display, it may not be exhibited.
  • Tuesday March 7th, 5:30 – 7:30pm:
    Opening reception at the Southwest Harbor Public Library for exhibitors and entire community. A great party for all! Volunteers are needed to provide finger-food refreshments for the party.
  • Thursday March 30th – Friday March 31st:
    All pieces must be picked up immediately after the exhibit closes on March 29th. Please arrange for someone else to pick up if you are unable to do so. The Library does not have space to store pieces.

Again this year, the Bass Harbor Memorial Library, Jesup Memorial Library, and Northeast Harbor Library will also hold exhibits in March on the same theme, Creating Connections, in celebration of Women’s History Month. Exhibitors are welcome to show at more than one library.
To register at another library, please contact:


Click on the link to register for the Southwest Harbor Public Library's
Women's History Month Exhibit. Thank you!
Questions? Email whpswhpl@gmail.com
or call the Southwest Harbor Public Library at 207-244-7065.


The Women's History Month Committee at the Southwest Harbor Public Library
pdfs: General Information and Exhibit Information & Important Dates

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.