Artists can display in local libraries
Posted on Sep 20, 2016 By Sweetwater County Library System

Two opportunities to display your creative work are available in the
Sweetwater County Library System.  In October and November, the Sweetwater Quilters Open Exhibit will be on display at the White Mountain Library in Rock Springs.  The Small Works Exhibit is scheduled for November and December at the Sweetwater County Library in Green River.  Both of these open exhibits are annual events in the Sweetwater County Library System.

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 October 3rd at 5 p.m.  The exhibit will be hung and
ready for viewing on October 5th and run through November 30th.

The Small Works Exhibit is open to Sweetwater County artists who are out of high school. Artists may submit unlimited number of 2-D original works (i.e. paintings, drawings, prints, collage) that are a maximum image size: 9 x 12 inches and minimum size is 4 x 6 inches. Photographs or crafts are not
included in this exhibit. The deadline is October 28th at 5 p.m.  The
exhibit will be hung and ready for viewing on November 1st and run through
December 29th.
  
The two-page entry form for both exhibits are available at the library
circulation desks and at the Community Fine Arts Center. Applications can
also be emailed by contacting the Community Fine Arts Center.

The deadlines as stated above allow staff time to hang the shows before the
opening days of the shows. Participants are asked to drop off their entries
at the appropriate library. 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. The small artwork must be framed, ready to hang with wire
or saw-tooth hangers and identified on the back with labels which are
included in the application. Quilts can be original or from patterns and
with appropriate means to display them. These exhibits will hang in public
libraries and should conform with community standards in regard to subject
matter.

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 Maser, library manager of the White Mountain Library;
Jacqueline Kramer, library manager of the Sweetwater County Library; Lindsey Travis, library manager of the Rock Springs Library and Debora Soule, CFAC director.

For more information about these exhibits and other library events, visit
the Library System web page http://www.sweetwaterlibraries.com or on
Facebook. www.facebook.com/sweetlibraries.  Questions can be directed to
Soule at the Community Fine Arts Center.