CALL for ENTRIES

Juried Regional Exhibit 2022

Exhibit Dates:  June 11-Aug. 26, 2022

Eligibility

All artists residing in New Hampshire and Vermont are invited to submit up to submit concept entries for a chance to be a featured artist in the Library Arts Center’s Community Supported Art (CSA) program, with preference given to artists residing within the immediate region (within a 50 mile radius) of the Library Arts Center.

Entry Deadline:  May 23rd at 11:59pm 

Jurors:  Betsy Derrick + Jessica Gelter

Entry Fee: 

Free for Library Arts Center Members 

*with Coupon Code:  MEMBER

$10 for non-members

To become a member of the Library Arts Center, click HERE
To check your membership status, please see the list HERE


Call for Concept Entries/Submission Details:

All artists residing in New Hampshire and Vermont are invited to submit up to two pieces to the jury for this annual favorite exhibit. This exhibit highlights the diverse and creative talent of the NH/VT region. Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography and mixed media are welcome.

This exhibit does not feature fine craft such as woodworking, basket weaving or ceramics; the gallery features juried fine craft later in the exhibit schedule in the Gallery of Gifts: Exhibit of Handmade Craft.

Categories: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, mixed media, other

Entry Instructions:

Artists should submit either one or two images of original artwork created within the past two years:
* 1 or 2 digital images
* uploaded as .jpg, .png, or .gif files
* images must be under 5MB
* images should be a minimum of 500px wide

OPTIONAL:  Artists are encouraged to enter the Selections Competition when entering the Juried Regional.

While selecting work for the Juried Regional, jurors are also asked to select 6 to 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 2023.

SEE SEPARATE CALL FOR ENTRIES TO ENTER THE SELECTIONS COMPETITION: (Artists MUST enter the Juried Regional Competition before their entry to the Selections Competition will be valid.)

Apply for the Juried Regional using the online entry platform – Entrythingy – below on this page.  Select the appropriate Call and then log in to enter.

Meet the 2022 Jurors:

Betsy Derrick

Professional Artist

Betsy is a long-time resident of Hanover and Croydon (seasonal) NH.  She received a BS in Studio Art from Skidmore College and has exhibited in New England and in France.  Inspiration comes from places she has visited, and has photographed, sketched, or painted in pastel, oil or water-based media. She uses these representational works as the foundation for later imaginary landscape and expressionist abstract paintings.

Jessica Gelter

Executive Director, Arts Alive!, Monadnock Region

Jessica is a dedicated nonprofit leader with experience in community outreach, team leadership, event management, and program development and evaluation. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Boston University’s theater conservatory program, and a Certificate in Arts Management from the University of Massachusetts. She has been awarded two fellowships through National Arts Strategies: Forward Thinking Fellowship and New England Creative Community Fellowship. She is also a professional artist – and continues that work as a musician, playwright, actress, and theater director. She lives in Brattleboro, Vermont, where she serves on her town’s Selectboard.

CALL for ENTRIES

Selections Exhibit 2023

Exhibit Dates:  2023 (dates TBD)

Eligibility

All artists residing in New Hampshire and Vermont are invited to submit up to submit concept entries for a chance to be a featured artist in the Library Arts Center’s Community Supported Art (CSA) program, with preference given to artists residing within the immediate region (within a 50 mile radius) of the Library Arts Center.

Categories: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, mixed media, other

Entry Deadline:  May 23rd at 11:59pm

Jurors:  Betsy Derrick + Jessica Gelter

Artists MUST enter the Juried Regional Competition before their entry to the Selections Competition will be valid.  *There is no additional fee to apply for Selections.


Shown here:  Artist works from Selections 2022.

Submission Details:

All artists residing in New Hampshire and Vermont who have entered the Juried Regional are also encouraged to compete for the Selections Competition.  While selecting work for the Juried Regional, jurors are also asked to select 6 to 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’s Selections Exhibit in 2023.

**Please ensure that you have already applied for the Juried Regional before entering 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 Selections winners are welcome to enter the Juried Regional, but are asked to wait one year before competing for Selections again.

Entry Instructions:

REQUIRED to compete for a chance to exhibit in the Selections Exhibit:
* 6-8 digital images
* uploaded as .jpg, .png, or .gif files
* images must be under 5MB
* images should be a minimum of 500px wide
* Artist Statement
* Bio/Resume

Apply for Selections using the online entry platform – Entrythingy – after submitting your application for the Juried Regional.

CALL for ENTRIES

Library Arts Center
CSA (Community Supported Art!)

ART Share Program

Eligibility

All artists residing in New Hampshire and Vermont are invited to submit up to submit concept entries for a chance to be a featured artist in the Library Arts Center’s Community Supported Art (CSA) program, with preference given to artists residing within the immediate region (within a 50 mile radius) of the Library Arts Center.

Entry Deadline:  August 5, 2022


CSA pieces by Elizabeth Moore

Call for Concept Entries/Submission Details:

Artists are invited to enter concept entries for the Library Arts Center’s Community Supported Arts (CSA) Program entering its third year. This call is open to artists in NH/VT, and preference will be given to artists who reside within a 50 mile radius of the Library Arts Center. Concept entries will be accepted digitally (using the online entry platform Entrythingy (see below on this page), and free to enter.

For this project, selected artists will create 51 small original art pieces that measure 4×4 inches. These can be on paper, fiber, canvas etc. and will ultimately be mounted on 4×4 wooden cradle boards. Artists will be paid $500 for the 51 pieces, and an extra $100 should they choose to mount their own pieces on the cradle boards (cradle boards and archival glue provided).

Entries should include:

* three samples of work in the 4×4 format of the CSA that exemplify the body of work you would be presenting. Examples of what this year’s participating artists did can be seen by clicking here.

*A brief artist statement and bio will also be requested to give the CSA team an understanding of you as an artist. 

5-6 artists are selected by the CSA team (comprised of staff and incredible volunteers who make the CSA possible) and curated as a “Series” of the CSA.  Depending on interest, the Arts Center will be able to offer one or two series, so a total of 5-12 artists will be selected to participate.

Entries can be submitted now through Aug. 5th. All entrants will be notified by late August as to whether they are selected. The finished 51 pieces would be due the end of the first week in January. Artists who choose to mount their own artwork for the additional $100 will be dropping off artwork that is mounted at this point. Those artists not interested in mounting their own work for the additional $100 will be dropping off the art pieces, trimmed and ready to be mounted by the CSA team. Payment will be made within two weeks after artwork is delivered.

How it works for Shareholders:

Shares will be sold through the fall and holiday season for $95 per share. Then, once a month one artist is featured and all “Art Shareholders” are mailed a beautifully wrapped and packaged piece of art with accompanying show card style artist bio and contact (created by the Arts Center with information provided by the artists). The CSA is mailed out once a month for five to six months, featuring a different artist each month, January through May (or June) 2023.

Find out more about the CSA program and past selected artists HERE.