Local artists invited to submit works for possible exhibition in Michael Phipps Gallery

Omaha Public Library (OPL) is accepting applications from Omaha-area artists for 2020 exhibitions in the Michael Phipps Gallery. The Phipps Gallery is located in the southeast corner of the first floor at W. Dale Clark Main Library, 215 S. 15th St. Each exhibition is typically on display for two months and combines the works of two or more selected artists. 

“This gallery space offers a point of connection… certainly for the public who encounter the art as they use their library, but also for the artists whose works are paired together for exhibition,” said OPL Arts & Culture Librarian Mark Sorensen. 

Submissions must include five digital images of original artworks submitted as individual JPG files. Include a separate document that lists contact information for the artist, a brief (75 to 150 words) artist statement, and information about each work including the file name, artwork title, approximate year created, medium and dimensions of work. Please submit all images and accompanying information at one time. The deadline for entries is Friday, September 13, 5 p.m. 

Artists can submit their applications in one of three ways: Email images and accompanying information to msorensen@omahalibrary.orgopens a new window; submit via USB flash drive in person at the W. Dale Clark Main Library first floor information desk to the attention of the Arts & Culture Librarian; or by mail: 

Attention: Arts & Culture Librarian
Omaha Public Library
215 S 15th Street
Omaha, NE 68102

If return of the USB flash drive is required, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope of sufficient size and correct postage. 

Submissions will be considered by an art selection panel composed of representatives from OPL and the local arts community. Each applicant will receive written notification regarding the panel’s decision by early October. 

An honorarium of $150 will be awarded to each artist chosen for these exhibitions in 2020. More information regarding OPL’s call for artists can be found at omahalibrary.org/call-for-artistsopens a new window.

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