In celebrating Tennessee Williams' Birthday, we are  once again hosting our annual poetry competition that is open to everyone.  The poem must reference ''The Women of Tennessee Williams", which can be interpreted in an amorphous way, in order to be considered.  Authors may choose to write a poem about one of Williams' characters, one of  the actresses who played a role in his plays or films, or a member of his family.

All interested writers are invited to submit their poem of 30 lines or less before the March 8, 2020 deadline. 

Submission is limited to one poem per person.  The first place winner will be awarded $200 and the second place winner $100. The  winners will be honored and asked to read their poem at the March 26, 2020, Birthday Reception from 5:30-7:00p.m. at the Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue. 

Three published authors will judge the contest.  The judges will receive blind copies of the poems.  With a sufficient number of  outstanding submissions, there is the possibility of publication in an  on-line journal.  By submitting a poem, you acknowledge that the  Key West Art & Historical Society/Tennessee Williams may publish the poem online or in print, giving full credit to the author.
 

POETRY WRITING CONTEST REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 8, 2020.

In celebrating this year's Tennessee Williams Birthday Celebration, we are once again hosting a short story competition that is open to everyone.  The story must reference ''The Women of Tennessee Williams", which can be interpreted in an amorphous way, in order to be considered.  Authors may choose to write a story about one of Williams' characters, one of the actresses who played a role in one of his plays or films or a family member.

All interested writers are invited to submit their short story of 1500 to 4000 words before the March 8, 2020 deadline. 

Submission is limited to one short story per person.  The first place winner will be awarded $200 and the second place winner $100. The winners will be honored and asked to read a short excerpt from their short story at the March 26, 2020, Birthday Reception from 5:30-7:00p.m. at the Tennessee Williams Museum, 513 Truman Avenue. 

Three published authors will judge the contest.  The judges will receive blind copies of the short stories.  With a sufficient number of outstanding submissions, there is the possibility of publication in an on-line journal.  By submitting a short story, you acknowledge that the Key West Art & Historical Society/Tennessee Williams may publish the story online or in print, giving full credit to the author.

SHORT STORY WRITING CONTEST REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 8, 2020.

Key West Art & Historical Society is reviving its popular juried art exhibition, “From a Woman’s Hand,” and invites Florida Keys women to apply.  The January 17 – March 22, 2020 exhibit in the Custom House Museum’s Bumpus Gallery will feature paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, prints, textiles, and ceramics created by female artists, with a special opening reception on January 17, 2020.

Drawn entirely from the Florida Keys community, the exhibit illuminates the remarkable achievements of women artists, addressing the gender imbalance in the art world.  This is particularly important as 2020 marks the centenary of women's suffrage in America.  This exhibit contributes to the commemoration of this historic milestone.  Arts community leaders Jane Grannis, Martha Resk, Betty Gay, and Cori Convertito, Ph.D. will jury the exhibit.

The  deadline for submission is December 15, 2019.  Artist notification is on December 20, 2019.  Art Delivery to the Custom House Museum is between January 6 and January 10, 2020.  Submissions are limited to one per artist.  The entry fee is $15, which will be used in the promotion of the exhibit and the exhibit opening reception.

Eligibility:  Artwork must be completed within the last three years (2016 to present).  Accepted entries MUST be identical to submitted images or the work will not be exhibited.  All work must be originals only (no reproductions), and cannot be completed under the direction of an instructor.  The artwork cannot have been previously exhibited at the Custom House Museum  Acceptance implies the use of  your images and your name in any printed or online publicity.

**Please note that the Custom House Museum CANNOT offer artwork for sale during the exhibition. 

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