Library Exhibits Need Entries: Quilters and Artists Needed for Two Exhibits

Library Exhibits Need Entries: Quilters and Artists Needed for Two Exhibits

Here are examples of art work that would be eligible for the Small Works Exhibit at the White Mountain Library in Rock Springs. Deadline to enter is October 31st at 5 p.m. These paintings and woodcut are by local artists Deon Quitberg, Angie Bennett and Ellen Newell and are currently available at the art gift shop at the Community Fine Arts Center.

SWEETWATER COUNTY — The Sweetwater County Library System is holding two group art shows – one for quilters and the second for artists who work small.

October and November will be the annual Sweetwater Quilters Open Exhibit at the Sweetwater County Library in Green River.  Quilters are invited to enter up to two quilted pieces such as wall hangings, crib blankets, table runners, clothing or bags no larger than 45” x 60”.  The deadline is September 30th at 5 p.m.  The exhibit will hang from October 2nd and run through November 30. 

Local artists are invited to display their smaller paintings and drawings at the White Mountain Library in Rock Springs.  The Small Works Exhibit is an annual event of the Sweetwater County Library System and is scheduled November 2 through December 30 this year.  The deadline to enter is October 31st at 5 p.m.  

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Smaller paintings, drawings and other 2D work will be accepted for this exhibit. The images must be minimum of 4 x 6 inches and no larger than 9 x 12 inches. These sizes do not include the frame dimensions. Photographs are not included in this show but photographers can enter the annual Photography Open to be held later this winter.

The two-page entry form for both exhibits are available at the library circulation desks and the Community Fine Arts Center.  

The deadlines as stated above allows staff time to hang the shows before the opening days of the exhibit. Participants are asked to drop off their entries at the library for the exhibit they are entering. The exhibits are open to Sweetwater County artists who are out of high school. 

The Exhibits Committee of the Library System developed the guidelines for the exhibits displayed in the county libraries, which is included on the application forms. This exhibit will hang in public libraries and should conform to community standards in regard to subject matter.

Art will be original (no copy work) and not previously exhibited in the Library System. The artwork must be framed, ready to hang with wire and identified on the back with labels which are included in the application.  Saw-tooth hangers will be accepted for smaller pieces. 

The Committee meets throughout the year to review applications and schedule exhibits. Artists interested in displaying their work are encouraged to submit an application for an individual exhibit. Application packets are available at any county library circulation desk and at the Community Fine Arts Center.

The Exhibits Committee is made up of community members Angie Bennett, Deon Quitberg and Donna Ragsdale, all from Green River, and library system members Michelle Krmpotich, assistant library director; Lindsey Travis, assistant library director and Debora Soule, CFAC director.

For more information about these exhibits and other library events, visit the Library System web page or on Facebook Questions can be directed to Soule at the Community Fine Arts Center in Rock Springs.