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Theme: Cityscape/Landscape
Entries accepted: March 21st  – April 25th  
Exhibition: May 16th  – June 14th   

The theme for our next exhibition is: Cityscape/Landscape

Artists often create cityscapes or landscapes, scenes depicting the world around them. Sometimes they are scenes from right outside their window. It could be a busy scene of city life, or a peaceful view of nature. Whether full of trees, traffic, hills, buildings, streets, water, signs, or clouds, artists can share a lot about the world in which they live. So, share an image of a cityscape or a landscape (or a little bit of both)!

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: March 21st  – April 25th   

Notification of acceptance: May 2nd   

Works delivered to RPL by: May 9th   

Works displayed: May 16th – June 14th

Pick-up artwork: June 15th – 20th  

Click here for Entry Form

Upcoming Calls

“Landscapes/Cityscapes” call for entry:  March 21st – April 25th , 2019

“This is Fun!” call for entry:  May 23rd  – August 24th , 2019

“Night” call for entry:  August 8th  – September 5th, 2019

“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 507-328-2353

or Eric Tarr 507-328-2335