Virginia Beach Central Library Art Gallery Call for Entries; Deadline: Friday, Dec. 12, 2015

Monday, November 02, 2015

​Virginia Beach Public Library is accepting applications for monthly art exhibitions at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library gallery. Following a competitive, juried process, winning applicants will display their artwork for one month from March 2016 through February 2017.

To be eligible, the artwork must be:

  • Two-dimensional, framed, wall art (e.g., painting, photography, collage)
  • Original work by the applicant
  • Suitable for display in a public library

Applicant portfolios must include:

  • Brief letter of application describing artwork and art experience
  • Contact information, including email
  • Six to 12 sample digital images/.jpegs (preferred) or photographs of artwork
  • Self-addressed, stamped envelope, if submitting photographs

Portfolios must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, 2015. Submissions may be sent via email to, submitted to the library in person or mailed to:

Robert C. Kennedy, Art Gallery Curator
Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Applicants will receive acknowledgment of receipt of the portfolios. The Central Library art gallery has about 54 feet of wall space, and uses a hanging rod system. For more information, email or call Central Library (757) 385-0110.

About Virginia Beach Public Library
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