The 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, according to a news release from the city.
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, RKennedy@VBgov.com. 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 RKennedy@vbgov.com or call Central Library, 757-385-0110.