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home : arts & entertainment : arts & entertainment November 19, 2018

11/6/2018 12:37:00 PM
Call to artists goes out for library exhibit

The Sisters Library Annual Art Exhibit, sponsored by the Friends of the Sisters Library (FOSL), is happening January 9 through February 22, 2019. All Sisters Country artists who want to participate are invited to submit work.

The submission date is Saturday, January 5, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sisters Library Community Room. Due to limited space, just two pieces of wall-hung art, and five pieces of other art forms such as jewelry, ceramics, or sculpture, may be submitted. Artwork must not have been shown in the Annual Art Exhibit in the past three years.

Anyone is welcome to enter the exhibit. Invitations may be downloaded from the website,, or are available at the library's information desk.

All artwork to be hung must have secured wire (no sawtooth) hangers. All artwork must be identified with labels on either the back or bottom of the piece.

No piece may exceed 30 by 40 inches, unless space allows. Quilts and other fiber art must have a sleeve secured on the back for hanging. Large quilts, which will be hung on the rafters, cannot exceed 84 inches wide by 75 inches long. Three-dimensional art will be shown in locked cases in the entryway, or if too large for that space, on a shelf or table in the library.

Artists are asked to submit a one-page biography that includes their name, description of their work, and contact information. This will go into a notebook that accompanies the show. Artists are also asked to sign the library's art agreement, which includes the value of the work, and if it is for sale. The Deschutes Public Library System insures the artwork during the time it's in the library building. All submitted art must be approved by the FOSL Art Committee, and will remain on display for the entire show.

The Friends of the Sisters Library will receive a 10 percent commission from the artist for any artwork sold during the exhibit.

The opening reception will be on Friday, January 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and beverages served. Results of public voting for three People's Choice Awards, which starts on January 9, will be announced. This is always a popular event, and coincides with the Sisters Arts Association's Fourth Friday Art Stroll in January.

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