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2016 Sisters Library Annual Art Exhibit

Smith Rock at Dawn by Dennis Schmidling - One of the 2015 People’s Choice Award winners at the Sisters Library Annual Art Exhibit. This year’s exhibit is Jan. 13 through Feb. 25, 2016.

Smith Rock at Dawn by Dennis Schmidling – One of the 2015 People’s Choice Award winners at the Sisters Library Annual Art Exhibit. This year’s exhibit is Jan. 13 through Feb. 25, 2016.

The Sisters Library Annual Art Exhibit will be Wednesday, Jan. 13 through Thursday, Feb. 25. The opening reception, with a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and the announcement of the ever-popular People’s Choice Awards, will be Friday, Jan. 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sisters Library.

Again this year, three People’s Choice Awards will be presented at the reception. Any visitor to the library may cast a vote. Voting runs from the exhibit opening on Jan. 13, through Jan. 22 at the reception. One ballot per person, please. Last year’s People’s Choice winners were Dennis Schmidling for his photograph “Smith Rock at Dawn,” Randall Tillery for his oil painting “Morning Light,” and Fred Kimmell for his wooden “Rocking Harley Davidson.” All three artists are from Sisters.

The exhibit is extremely popular among local artists. Because of limited space, artists may submit two pieces of wall-hung art. Five pieces of jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, etc. may be submitted. Work must not have been shown in the Annual Art Exhibit in the past three years. Drop-off of artwork and items for the silent auction will be Monday, Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room. Artwork must be left for the entire length of the show.

The exhibit and silent auction is a project of the Friends of Sisters Library (FOSL) Art Committee, and 10 percent of sales of artwork go to FOSL.

The silent auction – which debuted last year – proved to be popular. Artists, most of whose work is part of the Annual Exhibit, donate silent auction items. Proceeds go to FOSL to support library programs.

Artist invitations and registration forms are available at the Sisters Library, 110 N. Cedar St., Sisters, OR 97759. Library hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please contact Zeta Seiple, 541-549-6157, or Paul Bennett, 541-588-0156, if you have questions about this exhibit.

CALL to ARTISTS

Sisters Library Annual Art Exhibit 2016
Exhibit Dates: Jan. 13-Feb. 25.
Artwork Submission: Jan. 11, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Sisters Library Community Room
Opening Reception and Silent Auction: Jan. 22, 6-7:30 p.m. Includes announcement of People’s Choice Award winners (3)
Artwork Pickup: Feb. 26, 1-5 p.m.
Two pieces of wall-hung art, no larger than 30 x 40 inches; 5 items of other artforms such as jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, etc. Maximum size for quilts: 84 x 75 inches. Quilts must have sleeve secured to the back. Secured wire hangers required for all wall-hung art. Artists, prepare to sign the library’s Art Exhibit Agreement, stating value of your work. Please bring a one-page biography that includes your name, description of submitted work, and your contact information. All artwork submitted must be approved by the Friends of Sisters Library Art Committee, which shall receive a 10 percent commission from the artists for any artwork sold during the exhibit

Volunteers Needed

Do you love books? Are you one of those people who love to hold books, take them from a shelf, put them onto a shelf, just admire their beauty? Then we have the volunteer opportunity for you. The Friends of Sisters Library Book Corner could use some more volunteers. We’re not asking for much-just a few fun-filled hours per month spending your time with—-BOOKS!!

The Sisters Library Book Corner is open on Tuesday and Saturday from1-3 pm.

Our Mission

The purpose of the Friends of the Sisters Library shall be to maintain an association of persons interested in libraries; to stimulate the use of the library’s resources and services; to receive and encourage gifts and endowments and bequests to the library; to support and cooperate with the library in developing library services and facilities for the community; to encourage partnerships between the library and the community in educational endeavors; and to support the freedom to read as expressed in the American Library Association’s Bill of Rights.