Art in the Library 2014-2015

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 Announcing the 2014-2015 Call for Artists

 

 This year there will be two opportunities for artists to participate in Napa County Library's Art in the Library program.

 

 Call for Art in the Library Exhibitors

 

Napa County Library (NCL) invites artists to apply to have their artwork displayed at the downtown Napa Main Library. Works that are generally appealing, dynamic and colorful are good candidates for the competition. The audience for exhibition is the general community served by NCL. Approximately 1,000 people visit the library daily, from all walks of life. Approximately one-third of the visitors are children aged 14 and under. The Art in the Library Committee meets in the spring to review and select submitted artwork. The Committee is comprised of area artists and the Art in the Library coordinator.

 

 Exhibition Guidelines

 

The artwork will be on loan to the Napa County Library with no fee to the artist. The artwork will be exhibited for a period of one month. Exhibitors must sign the exhibits indemnity form provided by the library. An art reception with the artist in attendance is scheduled during the exhibition month, usually on the second Friday of the month. The artist will present a brief talk about his or her artwork.

Sales cannot be made at the library. Prices may not be posted on works. The artist may provide promotional materials for distribution to library customers interested in information about the artist, including contact information.

All two-dimensional work including photography, paintings, drawings, digital, mixed media, fabric art, chalk, ink, pastels, wax, graphite and printmaking may be entered. Artwork must be received wired and ready to hang on designated wall space. Generally the artist should be prepared to exhibit 20 to 25 pieces, depending on the size of the work.

Artwork shall be delivered and removed from the library at a date and time agreed upon by the artist and the Art in the Library coordinator. Artwork shall be delivered and removed from the library at the artist’s expense. It is understood that control over the exhibition, its publicity, placement of and duration rests entirely with the Library and may involve photographs of the exhibit.

 

 How to Apply

 

1. Submit a cover letter. Please include your name, address, e-mail and phone number. Provide a brief bio (250 words or less). Provide a list of the submitted artwork including the title, medium, and dimensions.

2. Submit up to 5 digital image files (jpeg format) of the artwork on a CD disc. Label all image files (title, name, medium, dimensions). If an artist is invited to exhibit, works from the examples submitted or comparable work are to be displayed. The library reserves the right to decline to show work that is substantially different from the original images.

3. Application materials will be kept on file at the library until reviewed by the selection committee. Artists should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if they wish application materials to be returned.

 

4. Send application materials to:

 

Art in the Library Program
Napa County Library
580 Coombs Street
Napa, CA 94559

 

Deadline to Apply for 2014-2015: March 31 2014

 

(For Installation July 2014 through June 2015)

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Carithers' Building Windows Call for Artists

 

Napa County Library (NCL) invites artists to apply to display their artwork in four downtown Napa storefront locations. The windows are located in the Carithers' Building on First Street in downtown Napa. Entries may be for solo or group exhibitions. Three-dimensional work such as models, sculpture, pottery, fabric art, carvings, metal works will be considered for exhibition. The artwork will be on loan to the Napa County Library with no fee to the artist. The artwork will be exhibited for a period of six months.

 

Exhibition Guidelines

 

Entries may be for solo or group exhibitions. Three-dimensional work such as models, sculpture, pottery, fabric art, carvings, metal works will be considered for exhibition. The artwork will be on loan to the Napa County Library with no fee to the artist. The artwork will be exhibited for a period of six months. Exhibitors must sign the exhibits indemnity form provided by the library. All assembly must be handled by the artist. Artists with three-dimensional pieces will be asked to supply their own pedestals.

 

Prices may not be posted on works. Contact information may be provided.

 

Call opens January 2, 2014.

 

How to Apply

 

1. Submit a cover letter. Please include your name, address, e-mail and phone number. Provide a brief bio (250 words or less). Provide a list of the submitted artwork including the title, medium, and dimensions.

2. Submit up to 5 digital image files (jpeg format) of the artwork on a CD disc. Label all image files (title, name, medium, dimensions). If an artist is invited to exhibit, works from the examples submitted or comparable work are to be displayed. The library reserves the right to decline to show work that is substantially different from the original images.

3. Application materials will be kept on file at the library until reviewed by the selection committee. Artists should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if they wish application materials to be returned.

 

4. Send Application Materials to:

 

Art in the Library Program

Attn: Carithers' Windows

Napa County Library

580 Coombs St.

Napa, CA 94559

 

Deadline to Apply March 31, 2014

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For more information contact Stephnia Pramuk (707) 253-4223