JURIED REGIONAL COMPETITION
2017 Exhibit Dates: Aug. 12 – Sep. 29, 2017 with an opening reception Fri. Aug. 11, 5-7pm
Entry Deadline: Sunday, July 16th at 11:59pm
This is a juried exhibit, selected by arts professionals familiar with regional art work. Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography and mixed media are welcome. Artists may submit up to two recent works made in the last two years.
Please read the Call for Entries in its entirety, and use the form at the base of this page to begin the submission process.
SUBMISSION PROCESS: All work will be juried online once again in 2017, and therefore all submissions must be made online via “EntryThingy”, beginning with the form below on this page. We are unable to accept physical submissions for the jury process this year. Thank you for understanding. The submission format is very user-friendly, but consider asking a friend or fellow artist for help if the online submission process seems daunting. EntryThingy also offers helpful FAQ resources to support artists through the process.
ENTRY FEE FOR up to TWO WORKS: $5 for LAC members, $10 for non-members (To check your membership status, please see a list of our 2016-2017 members, click HERE, or to renew your membership/join, please click HERE. *Both new memberships & renewals will be credited for the 2017-2018 membership season.)
Artists will be notified of entry status via email by late July
Drop-off for pieces included in the exhibit will be announced soon.
All accepted works must be labeled with artist’s name, address, title of work, medium, price and be “exhibition ready” for hanging or display. Unsure of what “exhibition ready” means? Please click HERE.
Artists are encouraged to also compete for the Library Arts Center Regional Selections Exhibit when entering the Juried Regional. While choosing work for the Juried Regional, jurors are also asked to select 6-8 artists who they feel present the strongest work (from those who choose to compete). These selected artists are awarded the opportunity to display a larger body of their work in the Library Arts Center Selections Exhibit in 2018.
Instructions to Compete for Selections: Artists who choose to compete for Selections should click the link to the Selections Call for Entries below once logged in to EntryThingy, and will be asked to provide 6-8 examples of their work as well as a bio & artist statement. There is no additional fee to compete for Selections, however artists MUST submit entries to the Juried Regional in order to be considered for Selections.
As Selections Winners will be displaying a body of work of 5-10 pieces in the Selections Exhibit, those competing for Selections should make sure that their 6 – 8 images read as a body of work clearly connected by theme, style, and/or content.
*LAC Policy: This year’s 2017 Selections winners are welcome to enter the Juried Regional, but are asked to wait one year before competing for Selections again.
Gallery of Gifts: Exhibit & Sale of Handmade Craft
Jury meets twice to consider entries for this annual favorite which features 100+ local and regional crafts people and artists. The Jury will meet to review submissions in August & October 2017. Stay tuned for jury deadlines. The Arts Center encourages creative youth to submit work as well! For full details please see information HERE.