Art in the Hills an Auburn Hills Public Library Art Show

Artists are cordially invited to join us for the Art in the Hills Adult Art Show, hosted by the Auburn Hills Public Library. Submissions close on July 13th, 2019. Artwork will be installed on July 20th and will be removed on August 17th.

Click here to print a submission form for in-person entry. Or, if you would like to submit your entry electronically, please read the following submission guidelines, fill out the submission materials, and attach a photo of your entry. Note that online submitters will be required to sign an Artist’s Release in person before or during the installation of their art. 

Submission Guidelines

  • Artists must be 18 or older to participate. Artists are allowed ONE entry.
  • A completed submission form is required.
  • 2D and 3D art, including paintings, drawings, digital artwork, photography, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, mixed media, etc., are all eligible for entry.
  • Content must be appropriate for all ages. Any entry deemed inappropriate by the Library will not appear in the show.
  • Display space will be awarded on a first-come basis so long as submissions fit in the Library’s available space. The Library will determine where artwork will be placed in the building.
  • Artists with 2D media should present their art ready-to-hang or work with the Library to make other accommodations.
  • A copy of the original artwork may be submitted in place of the original piece.
  • The art submitted must not violate the rights of privacy and/or constitute a libel or slander against anyone, and work submitted must be by the submitter.
  • Images of the entries must be turned in with a completed entry form by July 13th, 2019 for consideration.
  • Because the Library is a public space, works on display may be photographed or filmed by visitors.
  • The title and copyright of exhibited materials will remain with the artist.
  • In order to be eligible to win a prize, artists MUST attend the Art Show Reception on August 17th, 2019 and be present to collect their prize.
  • Art pieces can be picked up any time after the reception, preferably by appointment. Please call 248.364.6706 and ask for Victoria to make arrangements. Art not reclaimed by August 24th, 2019 will be used or disposed of at the Library’s discretion.
  • The Library is not responsible for lost or damaged artwork.

Submission Form
Artist's Name:

Street Address:


Zip Code:

Phone Number:

Email Address:

Professional Website or Social Media Handle 

I release the Auburn Hills Public Library and its staff and volunteers from any liability pertaining to my art and its display. By typing my name below, I am acknowledging that the work I am submitting is my own and that I have read the Submission Guidelines and agree to all regulations.

 I am over 18 years of age

Please attach an image of your work as a JPG, TIF, or PDF file. The file should be clearly associated with the artist (i.e., “name_title”).

The file does not need to be of high quality, as it will only be used for reference during the decision-making process. An original or copy of the art must be brought in by the artist on the installation day, or other arrangements must be made with the Library.


Title, Size, and Medium of Artwork:

Dear Artist,

Participation in the Adult Art Show is also an opportunity to see photographs of your artwork on the library website, newsletters, social media, and print publications. If you would like to have your work used in collateral materials to promote library programs and services, please fill out the following release form. If you have any questions regarding this form, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,

Victoria Phelps
Adult Services Assistant
Auburn Hills Public Library
248.364.6706  ×

 I DO want pictures taken of my art (complete form section below)
 I DO NOT want pictures taken of my art (do NOT complete section below)

I grant to Auburn Hills Public Library and Friends of the Auburn Hills Public Library, its representatives and employees the right to take photographs of me and my property in connection with the 2019 Adult Art Show. I authorize Auburn Hills Public Library, its assigns and transfers to use and publish the same in print and/or electronically with proper accreditation.

I agree that Auburn Hills Public Library and Friends of the Auburn Hills Public Library, may use such photographs of me and my artwork with recognition of the artist and title of the work for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising, and web content.

I have read and understand the above (only complete if you want pictures taken of your art):