Monday, July 26, 2021


Colusa library seeks photo submissions for memorial mural

The main branch of the Colusa County Free Library is seeking photo submissions to help determine the color palette for the “Colors of Colusa County Mary Winters Memorial Mural.”

The mural, authorized by the Colusa County Board of Supervisors in February, is set to be painted by local artists Sierra Reading and Ross Roadruck this summer.

The vibrant library makeover will include the painting of each beam, by the front door, a color that is representative of the palette of Colusa County. The public is invited to help identify the represented colors, Library Director Stacey Costello announced Tuesday.

Photo submissions will be accepted from April 19 to May 2.

The Library requests original high-resolution .jpeg photos of the photographers’ favorite areas of the county.

Costello said colors depicted in the photos will be selected for the palette used in creating the upcoming mural, with each color representing a different area of the county.

“We are looking for images from across the entire county, from Stonyford to Grimes, Princeton to Arbuckle, and everywhere in between,” Costello said, in a press release. “Colusa County is vibrant and diverse in its beauty, and the color options are limitless.”

The submissions can be of iconic imagery, such as the almond blossoms of Arbuckle, the feathers of a mallard in Colusa, the Princeton Ferry crossing the Sacramento River, or the beautiful wildflowers of Bear Valley. They can also feature more personal images of favorite buildings, craggy creeks, anything that makes individuals feel at home here.

“Get creative,” Costello added.

There are three photo qualifications: The images must be taken in Colusa County; the images must be submitted in high resolution .jpeg format; and the images should represent what you love most about where we live, work, and play.

Send photos to Costello at

Images must be submitted by individuals 18 years of age or older, or by parent or legal guardian.

Photographers must also agree that the images may be reproduced, modified, edited, or shared by the library to fit the scope of the library mural and associated projects.

For more information and photo release requirements, visit

“The mural will show the vibrancy and beauty of our county, and remind all who see it that reading colors your world,” Costello said.

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