Virginia Beach Public Library Art Gallery Call for Entries: Deadline Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017

Thursday, October 05, 2017

​Virginia Beach Public Library is accepting applications from individuals and groups to exhibit at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library gallery. Following a competitive, juried process, winning applicants will display their art for one month between March 2018 and February 2019.

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 work by the applicant and suitable for display in a public library
  • Of sufficient number to fill the gallery space

Applicant portfolios must include:

  • Brief letter of application describing applicant's artwork and art experience
  • Contact information, including 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 (height by width).
  • Portfolios must be received by midnight on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2017

Email portfolios for consideration to volunteer art gallery coordinator Robert Kennedy at

The Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library art gallery has about 54 feet of wall space and uses a hanging rod and rail system with Walker Display hooks and holders. For more information, email or call Central Library at (757) 385-0110.

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