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

Omaha Public Library is accepting applications from Omaha-area artists for 2018 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.

“Omaha Public Library (OPL) values the opportunity to share local talent with the community it serves,” said OPL adult services manager Amy Mather. “Area artists get exposure for their work in a public setting, and the individuals viewing it can make a connection with those works – whether intentionally, or by happenstance.”

All works must be original and professionally presented. Submissions should include five digital images of the artwork submitted as individual JPG files. Images must be accompanied by a separate document that lists information about each work including the file name, artwork title, (approximate) year created, medium and dimensions of work, as well as a brief (75 to 150 words) artist statement or description of artwork. Contact information for the artists must be provided. Please send all images and accompanying information at one time. The deadline for entries is Friday, September 8, 5 p.m.

Artists can submit their applications in one of three ways. Email images to amather@omahalibrary.orgsubmit via digital storage device (flash drive) in person at the W. Dale Clark Main Library first floor information desk to the attention of the Gallery Exhibition Coordinator; or by mail:

Attention: Gallery Exhibition Coordinator

Omaha Public Library

215 S. 15th Street

Omaha, NE 68102

If return of digital storage device 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 arts community. Each applicant will receive written notification regarding the panel’s decision by early October.

More information regarding OPL’s call for artists can be found at omahalibrary.org/call-for-artists. Questions regarding submissions may be directed to the Gallery Exhibition Coordinator at 402-444-3399. An honorarium of $150 will be awarded to each artist chosen to exhibit in the Michael Phipps Gallery during 2018.

Visit omahalibrary.org for information about additional programs offered at Omaha Public Library’s 12 metro locations.