Gallery Call for Entries

The Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library Art Gallery is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 season of art exhibitions. The contest is open to individual artists or art groups. Winning portfolios are chosen through a competitive, juried process. Each winning applicant will be able to display his or her artwork for one month at the Central Library Art Gallery in Virginia Beach, and will participate in a Meet-the-Artist reception at the library. 

To be eligible, the artwork must be:

  • Two-dimensional wall art (painting, photography, collage, etc.)
  • Framed (or photos on metal) and ready for hanging
  • Original artwork created solely by the applicant-artist
  • Suitable for display in a public library
  • Of sufficient number to fill the gallery space adequately

Applicant portfolios must include:

  • A brief letter of application describing your artwork and art experience, with contact information, particularly email and phone number.
  • Eight or more sample digital images (email attachments preferred).  Include the framed size or (if unframed) image size of each artwork in inches (H x W). 
  • Links to additional art images (website, Instagram, etc.) may also be included, but are not required. 

Procedures and deadline:

  • The portfolio of application letter and sample artwork images should be emailed to the volunteer art gallery coordinator, Robert C. Kennedy: (the library cannot store the actual artwork).
  • Portfolios must be received by midnight on Sunday, December 9, 2018.
    Applicants will receive email acknowledgement of receipt of portfolios. 
  • The art committee will meet in late December 2018 or early January 2019, and all applicants will be notified of results after the selection process is completed.

The Central Library Art Gallery uses a hanging rod and rail system with Walker Display hooks and holders.  

For more information, email or call Central Library (757) 385-0110.

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