FRIENDS OF THE HOMER LIBRARY
Our mission is to provide support for the Homer Public Library programs and services,
to raise funds that enrich the library experience, and to promote the use and enjoyment of the library.
Art is an integral part of the Homer community. Every year we ask local artists to send us samples of their work and a Community Artworks Selection Panel selects the pieces that will be displayed at the library. None of the works on display are for sale, but it is an opportunity for artists to showcase their work. We seek artists at all stages of their artistic endeavors.
Call to Artists –
Work Media: Looking for local artists to exhibit two-dimensional work (paintings, prints, collage, photography, etc.) in the Fireplace Reading Room at the Homer Public Library at 500 Hazel Avenue, Homer, Alaska.
Exhibit Display Area: Two hanging spaces in the Fireplace Reading Area of the Homer Public Library, 48”x96” and “96x96”. Work does not need to “fill” these spaces. Work may be hung gallery or parlor style.
Entry Requirements: Work may not be for sale at the library. Two-dimensional work only. Artist contact information will be posted. Work should not have been displayed in the Homer community for at least a year prior to your assigned exhibit.
1. Email cover letter describing exhibition proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Attach digital images of proposed work (actual work to be exhibited, not samples). Images should be presented in JPEG format with image size set to 72 dpi resolution, 600x1000 pixel image size approximately (large enough for good projection quality).
3. Artist Resume including biography, educational background, and exhibition record. Extensive exhibition history is not required of the artist. Looking for established and emerging artists in the Homer Public Library Service Area.
Timeline: Exhibit during January 2022-October 2022, for approximately three months per artist.
Entries Due: Sunday, October 31, at 8:00 pm.
Selection Process: The Community Artwork Selection Panel consists of one member of the Library Advisory Board, one member of the Friends of the Homer Public Library, one member of the Parks, Art, Recreation, and Culture Commission, and the Director of the Homer Public Library. The selection process will be blind, the identity of the artist not included with the work.
Notification to artist: Artists will be notified by November 15, 2021.
Accepted Artwork: Must be ready to hang, either stretched or framed. No unframed, not matted, or otherwise unsupported paper artwork accepted. Fiber arts must be ready to hang from standard hanging equipment. Artists accept all responsibility for the work throughout the exhibit period.
Delivery: Artwork must be delivered one week before scheduled exhibit.
Pickup Artwork by: one week after exhibit is scheduled to end.
Sales: Artwork may not be for sale. Contact information of the artist will be exhibited.
Contact: Cheryl Illg, coordinator of the Friends of the Homer Public Library
Cheryl@friendshomerlibrary.org or 435-3195.