The Vancouver Commuity Library wants your art! On the first Friday of every month—in conjunction with downtown Vancouver's First Friday Artwalk—the library displays a variety of original artwork from local artists. The really excellent thing about this open call for artists is that it doesn't matter if you're an amateur or a professional: your works may have been viewed in galleries across the Northwest, or they may have been seen only by your cats. Either way, if you're looking for a wider audience, the library is a good place to start.
Every first Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., the library invites Artwalkers to see exhibits from local artists in every media: painting, sculpture, fiber arts, glass and metal work, ceramics, and recycled or upcycled art. If you can make it, the library can display it. Your art will continue to be displayed after First Friday, too—the exhibit will stay open during regular library hours on the following Saturday and Sunday.
To be considered, call 360-906-5106 and ask about the art exhibit submission form. When you submit the form, include an artist's statement and/or your résumé, as well as a portfolio with five to 10 images of original work representing the pieces you'd like to display. Include an index of image titles, mediums, and dimensions. The completed packet must be received by the library by Tuesday, April 1, or it may be e-mailed to email@example.com.