Call for Entries: Central Library Art Gallery, Deadline Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018

Friday, November 09, 2018

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Nov. 8, 2018) — Virginia Beach Public Library is accepting applications from individual artists and groups for its 2019-2020 exhibit season. Winners are chosen through a competitive, juried process. Art will be displayed for one month at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd.​

​To be eligible, artwork must be:

  • Two-dimensional wall art (painting, photography, collage, textile, 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
  • A portfolio of artwork primarily larger than 12” x 12” preferred
  • 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 


  • 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 via email by midnight on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.  
  • All applicants will be emailed upon receipt of submission and when judging has concluded.

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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