County libraries call on teen artists
The Libraries in Clackamas County are again asking teens to get out their markers, paint and other mediums.
LINCC is now accepting submissions for its fourth annual Teen Summer Reading Artwork contest, according to a press release. This year's theme is "Universe of Stories."
Last year's winner was 13-year-old Afton Fastabend of West Linn.
Of course, any teen in Clackamas County is eligible to snag this year's win, which comes with a $100 cash gift card. Honorable mentions may be recognized too.
The winning design will be used by LINCC throughout the county for all summer 2019 reading promotional materials such as posters, forms, flyers and social media.
Molalla has no shortage of young artists. In May 2018, Molalla High School then sophomore Alicia Johnson won the Congressional Art Competition for the 5th District of Oregon with her multimedia portrait of Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader came to MHS in-person to deliver the prize.
"As a young artist in a small community, I never could have imagined ever having my art recognized at this level," Johnson previously told The Pioneer.
Perhaps she or another young Molalla artist could again have their work recognized through the county library's contest.
Artists must be between the ages of 12 and 18, or in 6th to 12th grades, when the art is submitted. Artwork should be in color with no text and should represent the theme.
The entry form is available at lincc.org and should be submitted along with the artwork by Jan. 31 to any LINCC member library, including Molalla Public Library.