JURIED REGIONAL EXHIBIT 2019
Exhibit Dates: Feb. 9 – Mar. 21, 2019 with an opening reception Fri. Feb. 15th, 5-7pm
Stephanie Kyriazis, Chief of Interpretation, Saint Gaudens National Historic Site
Penny Whitman, Community and Economic Development Field Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension
Penny and Stephanie have been serving on a Sullivan County Cohort to bring Creative Placemaking to the county and region. The function of Creative Placemaking is to bring economic and cultural development to a community through the arts. This work has been funded by a grant from the Americans for the Arts And the National Association of Counties through a two year grant including training and guidance while developing outcomes. The Cohort includes members from different sectors of the community as well as representation from key Arts Organizations in the county.
We had far more entries than ever—168 pieces from 96 artists–and we were able to accept fewer pieces than usual as there is a separate show in the West Gallery during the Juried Regional this year.
In future years, in response to the increased interest in entering this show, we will be sure to have both galleries available for the show so we can include more artists. We hope interested artists will consider entering other upcoming exhibits at the Arts Center, including ROY G. BIV: All the Colors of the Rainbow, an open entry we have right now. This show will run this late spring into summer (May 4-July 25, 2019) and will feature art made with every color of the rainbow. To find out more about this exhibit, click HERE..
Artists will be notified of entry status via email by January 25th.
Drop-off for pieces included in the exhibit will be Thurs. Jan. 31st, 11:00-6:00pm and Fri. Feb 1st, 11am – 4pm.
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.
The Library Arts Center will provide inventory forms for each artist to sign at drop off; details on exhibition included on that form are listed below. We encourage you to fill out the inventory form before you arrive, if at all possible.
Download the FORM here: Juried Regional 2019 – Artist’s Inventory Form
* Each piece displayed in the gallery is insured by the LAC for 70% of its sale value up to $2,500. Pieces that exceed this value will only be insured up to $2,500 in value.
* All pieces in this exhibit are expected to remain on display for the duration of the exhibit, per Library Arts Center policy, artwork is not to be taken out of the gallery early by the artist, or by a purchaser.
* Pick up of work will be on dates AFTER the close of the exhibit: Fri. Mar. 22, 11am – 4pm OR Sat. Mar. 23, 10am-12pm (or by appointment).
* Artwork prices set by artists should include the 30% commission to the Library Arts Center. Artists will be paid for sold works at the end of the exhibit.
All participating artists are encouraged to attend the opening reception if possible. We hope to see you there! The opening is free and open to the public, and we encourage you to invite friends, family & fellow artists. There will be refreshments and live music at this community celebration of your creative work.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Library Arts Center office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-863-3040.