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Theme: Collage
Entries accepted: October 14th – November 18th    
Exhibition: December 2nd – January 23rd

The theme for our upcoming exhibit is an art technique: Collage


Collage is a work of art made by gluing pieces of different materials to a flat surface.

The materials can include: paper, photos, magazines, newspaper, fabric, wood, etc... anything you can imagine to cut and paste! Collage can include painting and drawing, and three-dimensional elements. Collage can also be done digitally, using a computer! 

You are invited to create a collage for our upcoming exhibit! Be imaginative, bold and creative! Enjoy!


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: October 14th – November 18th     

Notification of acceptance: November 22nd    

Works delivered to RPL by: November 27th     

Works displayed: December 2nd – January 23rd   

Pick-up artwork: January 24th – 31st   


Click here for Entry Form

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

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