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Fayetteville: Gage Foundation seeks art

If a picture says a thousand words, then kids, it's time for you to tell a story!

The Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation seeks budding artists to help design its T-shirts for the upcoming October event, The Wonderful Weekend of Oz.

Here are the specifics for the Design-a-Tee Contest:

It's open to all school-aged children and involves creating an original art design in black and white only -- no color designs will be accepted.

The theme should relate to either the "Wizard of Oz" or to Matilda Joslyn Gage, mother-in-law to L. Frank Baum who wrote the Oz books.

Participants are required to enter by Friday Sept. 7 and the winner will be announced Thursday Sept. 13.

The Fayetteville Free Library will post all entries during the Wonderful Weekend of Oz, scheduled from Friday through Sunday Oct. 5 to 7.

As well, the winner will receive two complimentary tickets for a showing of the Wizard of Oz at 7 p.m. Friday Oct. 5 at the Palace Theatre in Eastwood, with special recognition prior to the screening.

To enter, kids will need to submit an entry form that can be obtained by calling the Foundation at 637-9511 or emailing foundation@matilda joslyngage.org.

Doll up for auction

One of doll maker Mildred Gute's handmade dolls will be up for auction at this year's annual gala fundraising auction.

The doll is of early women's rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton and was donated by a Stanton scholar in Minnesota who met Gute in the 1980s.

It boasts a dress made from the doll maker's collection of vintage 19th century silk, lace and cotton. At the time, Gute had been unhappy with doll maker supply companies because if one wanted to make a black doll, the white china faces were painted brown.

Other items to be auctioned off are Oz collectibles, women's history items, vacations, and more.

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