Competitions & Contests

Making Art in a Changing World : Capture the Possible

Entry Dates 2024-07-27T23:59:00+00:00 - 2024-06-29T00:01:00+00:00 4 Days Left



1501 Tiburon BoulevardTiburon, CA  94920

Making Art in a Changing World: Capture the Possible


Exhibition Dates September 19,  2024 - November 13, 2024

Making Art in a Changing World: Capture the Possible
Art and artists can be powerful agents of change: catalysts for the positive and the possible. Artists are problem-solvers, communicators, educators, and visionaries who shift our perspectives and thus shape society. In such a rapidly changing world, art can bring communities together and create new connections -- no mean feat in a time of heated debate and polarization.
Submit artwork that addresses the change you want to see. For our next exhibition, Art in a Changing World: Capture the Possible, share with us work that raises awareness and embraces a better future. Show us work that addresses issues of climate change, inequality, social and economic justice, among many other urgent questions even as it broadens the scope of what’s possible. Where do you find beauty, meaning, and the mystical? How can artwork speak to human potential, resilience, and nature’s adaptability? How does your art proffer hope, optimism, and wonder?
As we collectively imagine a brighter future, help us view our world with fresh eyes. Our theme is deliberately broad and includes invitations for an array of media: paintings, drawings, mixed media, and fiber (sculpture and photography excluded). Artist statements matter and submissions will be juried on mastery of technique and originality. This exhibition will serve as a curated-artist-dialogue, with artworks that shine a light on tired modes of thinking and embrace experimentation. Thanks for allowing us to consider your interpretations that usher us into the future to capture the possible.



SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED:  June 28 2024, 3:00pm

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE:  July 27, 11:59pm

JURYING: Submissions are anonymously juried by a panel. If your signature is on the front of your artwork, please cover it when you submit the images of your pieces.

ARTIST NOTIFICATION:  Wednesday August 14, 2024

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, September 19, 2024, 6pm to 8pm

ARTWORK DROP OFF DATES: Friday, September 13, 2024, from 12pm to 2pm (preferred) or Saturday, September 14, from 9am to 10:30am (earlier is preferred)

ARTWORK PICK UP DATES:  Thursday, November 14, 2024, from 10am - Noon (preferred) or Saturday, November 16 , 2024, 9am to 10:30am (earlier is preferred)

COMMISSIONS: 70% to the Artist, 30% to the Library Art Gallery

 FEE:  $35  for up to 3 submissions (an individual submission may include 2 additional images of detail). 



Two-dimensional original artworks, including but not limited to framed or  stretched paintings, framed works on paper: including drawings, watercolors, pastels, and limited edition prints. Fiber, textile, or mixed media are also accepted. Reproductions of your art in another medium (e.g., an offset lithograph of your painting, or a giclée print of your watercolor) will not be considered.  Photography is not included in this Call, however, some partial imagery may appear in Mixed Medium works. 
Two-dimensional includes very low-relief works (2 inches deep or less measured from the wall as hung). 
Artwork must have been completed within the last 5 years (2019 to present).
We cannot accommodate works that are suspended from the ceiling.
Submissions will be evaluated on their engagement with the theme, technique, overall mastery, creativity, and originality.
The library is a family destination and subject matter must be acceptable. 
The images submitted must be the creation of, and owned solely by the artist submitting. No copyright infringement of any artist, living or deceased is permitted. 


Maximum dimensions of ready-to-hang pieces (including frame, if framed) are 72”x72” and work cannot exceed 50 pounds. Minimum dimensions allowed are 8” x 10” (framed)
Hanging hardware for accepted work: D-rings with wire placed 2” to 3” from top of artwork to avoid projecting out from wall. PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THIS REQUEST as otherwise, with our particular hanging system, non-compliance pieces when hung project out from the wall at an angle. No sawtooth hangers are permitted.
Pieces delivered without appropriate hardware cannot be accepted.


All entries are to be submitted digitally via ArtCall. If you do not have an account on, you will be asked to create a profile by registering online at https://art-in-a-changing-worl...  It takes just a few minutes, and then you can upload your images of your pieces.If you already have an account, go to https://art-in-a-changing-worl...and sign on with your user name and password. Click on ‘Add new submission’ You may submit up to three works of art for consideration. Each submission will need to be entered into ArtCall as a separate entry with one fee covering all three submissions. For each submission, in addition to the primary image, you may attach two additional images showing details of your piece. An artist statement is required for each piece (up to 200 words, 1,300 characters). Please submit images for each entry in JPG/Jpeg format showing the full piece. Images must be in 72dpi resolution and a minimum 1920px on longest side (maximum: 4600 pixels).  Photo files must not exceed 10MB.


Accepted pieces must be labeled with the artwork’s title, the artist’s name and contact information (email and phone) securely adhered to the back of the piece in the lower right-hand corner.Wrapping materials must be removed upon Intake completion.Accepted work will be hung in either the gallery or the gallery hallway at the complete discretion of the exhibition committee. Work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition.In addition to the physical gallery and gallery hallway, all accepted artwork may be displayed in a Web Gallery. Upon notification, accepted artists will be asked to provide a bio for our website (70 words or less) . In addition, artists will also be asked to forward a photo of themselves (optional) for inclusion in an exhibition album. By submitting the images, accepted artists agree the artwork, in whole or in part, may be used by the Library for publicity in various forms including print, online and social media.Any sales and sales tax will be handled through the Belvedere Tiburon Library Foundation. Artists retain 70% of the purchase price; the Library Art Gallery receives a 30% commission. The Belvedere Tiburon Library cannot guarantee sale of any artwork.Volunteers will handle your work with utmost care. The library has insurance coverage but strongly recommends that in addition, exhibiting artists carry their own insurance.

Please contact Brenda Bottom at if you have further questions.

Thank you for sharing your artwork with us!