April 26, 2012 | last updated June 1, 2012 2:09 pm

CT solicits water-scene art for boat guide cover

Connecticut's inland water overseer and a New London maritime art gallery have opened a call for artwork depicting local boating or water scenes -- one of which will grace the cover of next year's boater's guide.

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and The Gallery at Firehouse Square have set a May 14 deadline for artists to submit their work for judging.

Three Plein Air submissions completed within the last three years (digital images), must be submitted online for juried entries. If artwork is chosen by the judges, then those artists will be eligible for the Plein Air painting dates July 6-8. Artwork will be judged on July 8 with prizes awarded.

The winner will be featured on the cover of the 2013 Connecticut Boater's Guide

The opening reception and award ceremony will take place at the The Gallery at Firehouse Square on July 8, from 6 - 8 pm. The exhibition will run from July 8 to Aug. 11.

The Boater's Guide is a standard reference for up-to-date laws, regulations, safety tips and information of interest for the boating public. Published annually, the pocket-sized guide is mandated by law and more than 96,000 copies will be distributed throughout Connecticut's marinas, town halls, libraries, boating classes and boat shows. This guide will also be available online.

For contest rules and further information about the event: http://firehousesquare.com/index.php or contacting: Katie Fogg (Gallery Manager) at Fogg@aol.com or 860-443-0344.

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