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Theme: Night
Entries accepted: August 13th – September 10th   
Exhibition: September 26th – November 21st    

The theme for our next exhibition is: Night

The theme for our upcoming exhibit is a simple one: Night.

What do you think of when you think of night? What sorts of things do you think of at night?

How does night make you feel? What might that look like?

Up to 24 pieces will be selected for display in the gallery, an average of 8 from each of the following age groups:  5-12, 13-17, and 18+. The gallery walls are secured behind glass and located just inside the Youth Services area on the first floor. The show will be juried by Rochester Public Library Youth Services staff. Selections will be made based on relevance to the theme, adherence to technical guidelines (below), artistic merit, craftsmanship, originality, and completeness of the application. Artists will be notified via e-mail or phone regarding the display of their artwork. 


All artists must be residents of Olmsted County at the time of submission. All styles and media will be accepted, but work must be 2 dimensional, sized within 12”wide x 12”high x 1”deep. If they wish, artists may pick up a 12” x 12” panel upon which to create their art at the Youth Services information desk. All submissions must be original works of art. Submissions can be entered electronically via email or dropped off in person. Physical submissions not chosen must be picked up by the start date of the exhibition. Selected artwork that arrives unframed or unmounted will be hung by the best method determined by YS staff.


Entries accepted: August 13th – September 10th    

Notification of acceptance: September 12th    

Works delivered to RPL by: September 19th    

Works displayed: September 26th – November 21st  

Pick-up artwork: November 22nd – 30th   

Click here for Entry Form

Upcoming Calls

“Collage” call for entry:  October 3rd – November 7th, 2019

“Five” call for entry:  December 5th – January 9th, 2020

(Upcoming calls for entry will follow the same guidelines as previous exhibitions.)

For questions contact Jon Allen jallen@rochester.lib.mn.us 507-328-2353

or Eric Tarr etarr@rochester.lib.mn.us 507-328-2335