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Opportunity: Spokane County Library District Virtual Art Show

Aritistic Discipline: Visual

Submissions are open for winter 2021. Share your art in our Virtual Art Show!


Everyone! You are invited to participate in our Virtual Art Show during winter 2021.

Whether you are just learning to hold a crayon or you’re a professional artist with work hanging in a gallery, you are invited to submit a digital image of your original artwork.


We are accepting one digital image of original artwork per person. You can share something you have already created in 2020 or create new art just for the show.


The theme of this art show is looking back at 2020 and ahead to 2021. We ask that you send us an image of your art that either represents the year 2020 to you, represents your hopes for 2021, or both. Please only send family friendly content, as this is an all-ages show.


Some ideas of art you can create with your hands and tools:

  • A sketch, drawing, collage, or painting
  • A photograph or digital art
  • A LEGO structure, sculpture from found and recycled objects
  • A wood carving, metal sculpture, glass-blown object
  • A knitted, crocheted or textile hanging or object
  • Another creative idea you have

Artwork caption

We are also asking for a six-word story caption that goes along with your art.

What could this look like? Here are some examples.

  • A LEGO recreation of your house: “Cleaned. Reorganized. Re-reorganized. Still feels small.”
  • A knitted object: “Buried by knitting. Please send help!”
  • A sketch of your favorite bird-watching subject: “Visit too short. Goodbye feathered friend.”


Submissions are accepted online: January 1–February 5, 2021

The Virtual Art Show can be viewed on our website and social media channels: Friday, February 19–March 21, 2021.


Submit a digital image of your art to a designated Dropbox folder, which will be emailed to you once you register on our event calendar.

Acceptable file types include: JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, and PDF.

One digital image submission per person. The image resolution must be a minimum of 1000 pixels (px) wide. You are not submitting the art itself.


By submitting an image for the Virtual Art Show…

…You attest that you are submitting a digital image of your original work and are not infringing upon the copyright of another person or entity.

… You grant Spokane County Library District the right to share freely the digital image of your artwork on its website, through social media channels, and in promotions of library programs for up to one year from the date of the art show premiere to which it was submitted.

… You retain copyright for your digital image of your artwork.

… You acknowledge that you will not receive compensation for participation in the art show and that the art show is provided free of charge to all who wish to view it.

… You acknowledge that Spokane County Library District reserves the right to refuse to include submissions in the Virtual Art Show for any reason, which may include but is not limited to poor image quality, inappropriate content, or lack of information or communication about the artwork.

Expires: February 5, 2021