Calls to Artists

CALL FOR PHOTOS for The Longer the Feather Exhibition

Show Us Your Sunday's Best!

Walter Griffin's upcoming exhibition, “The Longer the Feather”, commemorates Black History and Women’s Months by featuring photographic work by Walter Griffin and paintings by Jamesly Saint Louis. We invite you to be featured in the digital component of this exhibition. Send us an image of you and/or your loved ones dressed in their Sunday's Best to be a part of this striking display of African-American style and culture Bailey Contemporary Arts!

“The Longer the Feather” features a series of photographs, shown originally at the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery, where Griffin captured the beauty women attending Sunday Church. Griffin’s fascination with church hats began at an early age when he visited and observed a milliner create a hat from scratch.

Artists: Walter Griffin and Jamesly Saint Louis

Dates: January 8 through March 25, 2021

How to participate: Post a picture of your Sunday Best and share with us what your outfit means to Instagram by tagging @Bacapompano and using the #thelongerthefeather or Email your images and stories to

ArtLit 2021

On Saturday, January 9th, 2021 from 10 am – 2 pm Pompano Beach Library will be presenting the 3rd annual ArtLit 2021 festival. event This year’s ArtLit theme is Rhythms and Rhymes, and due to COVID-19 will be presented virtually via Facebook Live. This Call for Artists seeks chalk artists, musical entertainers, artisans, crafters, and storytellers to honor and celebrate this year’s theme and featured book.

ArtLit 2021 is this library’s signature event and is the Broward County Library system’s kick-off event for the National Endowment of the Arts’ (NEA) Big Read Program: a national literacy program. Poet laureate Joy Harjo is the author whose book of poetry, An American Sunrise, has been chosen as the Big Read featured title. Ms. Harjo is also a member of the Muscogee Creek nation and we would like to honor and celebrate not only her books but her ancestry as well by inviting Native American performers, storytellers, and artists, to become presenters at this ArtLit event.

Past programs have included storytimes, chalk artists, painters, ceramic artists, spoken word poetry, musical entertainment, technology petting zoo, technology programs, painting programs, and arts and crafts vendors. All are welcome.

Please email Nadine Robinson at no later than November 30, 2020 with a 150-word description of your program that you would like to present during ArtLit 2021.

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