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Call to Artists at Joel D. Valdez Main Library

October 17 - October 23

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Are you an individual artist?

Artists who live or work in Pima County are encouraged to submit an application to exhibit when the library extends its Call to Artists. The Main Library welcomes more than 40,000 visitors each month – this level of visibility is unheard of in a regular art gallery. The space is incredibly visible to a vibrant and growing downtown community.

The next Call to Artists is scheduled for October 17–23, 2019. Log into our Submittable website here during that time to apply: https://pima.submittable.com/submit. We are looking for all types of media. If you don’t already have a Submittable account, a valid email address is required to sign up.

Artists will be asked to submit up to five images of their work (not necessarily the pieces they will show) and an artist statement. Images can be in JPG, TIFF, or PNG format.

A jury — consisting of members of The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, the arts community, and library staff — will convene in November to go through the submissions and select artists who will display their work in month-long shows in the Joel D. Valdez Main Library gallery during the 2020 exhibit season.

Selected artists may be contacted to show their work at other libraries with gallery spaces, as well.

A drop-in help session is scheduled for Saturday, October 19 from 11-1 at Joel Valdez Main Library for those who need help applying. Just bring a flash drive containing your images.

Questions may be directed to the Art and Exhibits Librarian at matt.landon@pima.gov.

Log into our Submittable website here: https://pima.submittable.com/submit.


October 17
October 23
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Joel D. Valdez Main Library
101 N Stone Avenue
Tucson, 85701
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