Ocean County Library, Surf City Branch
  August 1 ~ September 30, 2019
  Open Reception Wednesday, August 14, 6-8pm

You are invited to participate in the Sixth Annual Exhibit of Painted Poetry
  ~  ARTISTS - exhibit your painting with a writer's poem
  ~  POETS - your poem displayed with an artist's painting
  ~  EACH - artist and poet will create a new work interpreting the 
                   composition of the other.

May 6th (Monday) - Deadline - First Submission
  ~ ALL - email your name, address, phone number to Susan Cummings:      
  ~ POETS  attach 1 or 2 single page poems (not submitted previously) 
                   for consideration
                   Microsoft Word Document, Times New Roman, 12 pt
  ~ ARTISTS  attach 1 or 2 paintings via jpeg file (not surroundings). 
                      Include title, medium, price, and size
   NOTE: Matted inside frame dimension cannot exceed 20"

Painted Poetry combines efforts by 16 artists and 16 poets to produce 
a unique experience at the Surf City Branch of the Ocean County Library

Each artist submits an original artwork that is interpreted by a poet in the form of an original poem. Each poet also submits an original poem that the paired artist interprets in an original painting. This is the 6th Painted Poetry exhibit and all 32 poems and paired paintings will be on display in the Library until the end of September.
    A reception for meeting artists and poets, as well as readings by the poets, was 
held on August 14. 
    A commemorative paperback book containing all art and poetry will be available to purchase at the reception. The exhibit was coordinated this year by Susan Cummings and Carol Freas and a majority of the artists are members of Pine Shores. Show was hung by Chuck Person (no photo), Carol, Irene Bausmith and Paul Hartelius.

Photos from upper left of the PSAA volunteer hanging committee for the Painted Poetry Show: 
Carol Freas and Sue Cummings; Sue and Charleen Leslie; Irene Bausmith; Paul Hartelius and Carol; Joyce Ecochard
Photos and text by Paul Hartelius
May 27th (Monday) - Notification of Jury Process
  ~ Selected POETS will be emailed a jpeg image of a painting for interpretation with a new original poem
  ~ Selected ARTISTS will be emailed a poem for interpretation through the creation of a new painting
  ~ Each POET and each ARTIST will exhibit two works (original and interpretative)

July 1st (Wednesday) Finished Work Submitted to Susan Cummings  (
  ~  POETS - email interpretative poem, single page, as a Microsoft Word Document
                     Times New Roman, 12 pt. NOTE: list your name, centered, below title
  ~  ARTISTS - email jpeg image of interpretative painting (not surroundings); provide title, medium, price (for insurance), size
   NOTE matted inside frame dimension cannot exceed 20"

AUGUST 1st (Thursday) Paintings delivered to Surf City Library 9 - 10am
  ~  Artists deliver work to library for hanging w/ wire on back. Mats & frames similar if possible, to be hung together

AUGUST 14th (Wednesday) Reception for Artists, Poets and Public 6 - 8pm

SEPTEMBER 30th (Monday) Artists Remove Paintings between 9 - 10am

COORDINATORS:  Poets  Susan Cummings (
                                 Artists  Carol Freas ( 609-294-0218