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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Nov. 28, 2023

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Calls for Artists: Camas Library and Second Story Gallery

The Columbian
  • Camas library hosts bookmark contest

The Camas Public Library is hosting an all-ages bookmark contest. The theme, in honor of the library’s centennial celebration, is “A Century of Stories.” One entry is allowed per person. Entrants may reside in Camas, Washougal or Vancouver. Entries must be received by March 25. Winners from each age group (kids, teens and adults) will have their bookmarks printed and available at the library. Artwork must be original (no tracing, computer-generated art or use of copyrighted images). Work with graphite pencils, fluorescent markers, or light sketching will not be accepted. Visit the library at 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas, to pick up an entry form or download one at CamasPL.org/BOOKMARK.

  • ‘Common Threads’ exhibit seeks artists

The Second Story Gallery, located upstairs at the Camas Public Library, invites local artists to submit work for its upcoming “Common Threads” exhibit, May-June. Artists at least 16 years old residing in the greater Camas, Washougal and Vancouver areas are encouraged to submit up to four pieces of original artwork created within the last five years that engages with regional history or reflects on its community and environment. This includes personal, social, cultural and environmental history. Art can be two- or three-dimensional. All submissions must be entered via CamasPL.org/submit-art. Submissions must by received by March 17 and must include the artist’s bio and statement, a digital photo of each piece of artwork, dimensions, medium or material and sale price if artwork is for sale. Artwork must be ready to hang. Any work sold during the exhibit must remain on display until the end of the show. Artists’ names and contact information will be posted in the gallery. Sales will be between the buyer and the artist. To learn more, call 360-834-4692.

  • Washougal art fest open for submissions

The Washougal Art Festival seeks artists to participate in its annual art show and sale on Aug. 12 at downtown Washougal’s Reflection Plaza. Artists of all mediums are encouraged to apply, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, textiles, jewelry and photography. The festival is open to both emerging and established artists. Applications will be accepted through May 1. All entries will be judged based on originality, creativity, craftsmanship and professionalism. Judging will also consider the expression of a unique vision and style, and the mastery over the artist’s chosen medium. Artists are selected by a jury of local artists and gallery owners. Find complete details and an artist entry form at washougalarts.org. For more Information, email Janice Ferguson at washougalarts@gmail.com.

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