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VPL COMMUNITY ARTS

CALLING ALL BROOME COUNTY ARTISTS!

The Vestal Public Library is seeking local artists interested in displaying their work at The VPL Gallery to celebrate local artists and foster an open dialog about art and visual communication.

  • Each Artist or group of artists (if collaborating) will be assigned a month on the calendar for their show in the VPL Gallery (2D artworks) or Display Cases (for small-medium 3-D artworks).
     

  • Each art show will remain on display for 1 month (unless otherwise indicated).​​

  • There is no cost or donation requirement to hang art in the VPL Gallery or Display Cases.
     

  • Each Artist(s) is/are responsible for the timely installation and removal of all art according to the agreed upon schedule.
     

  • All 2-D artwork must be hung from the provided picture rails (see a staff member for details)
     

  • Artists must provide VPL with:

    • an electronic copy of their artist statement

    • an electronic copy of their show description / theme / etc…

    • an electronic copy of all artworks in the show with: Title, Date, Medium/Process, Dimensions

  • Artists who choose to sell their artwork will provide their contact information along with their artist statement for sale purposes.
     

  • VPL assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to displayed items. If desired, artists may provide their own insurance.

 

  • VPL as a family friendly institution, reserves the right refuse the display of artworks containing or expressing content that is deemed inappropriate, including but not limited to: 

    • ​ Obscene content [messages or images];

    • ​​Hate speech, personal attacks, insults, or threatening language

  • Artist(s) may book the Large Meeting Room for a free “Gallery Opening” on the First Friday of each month. Artist(s) must provide their own refreshments.

CURRENT EXHIBITION:

OUT MY WINDOW

Art 116­–Painting
Professor Zeggert
SUNY Broome
May 2022

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The concept for creating a painting based on the theme Out My Window evolved from an exploratory drawing assignment relative to painting and with the idea of examining a cartoon as a tool to advance the paint process. The Royal Academy of Arts explains that in contemporary terms a cartoon often refers to an animation or a funny drawing, in an art historical context it can also refer to a full-scale preparatory drawing for a fresco, oil painting or a tapestry. In addition to the utilitarian and historical benefits of a cartoon, the goal here is to help elevate the eye/hand facility of the student and the ability to judge relative space, as well as visually create a sense of space, and illumination.
The painted version of Out my Window represents the core tenets of painting and picture making, the students have options including employing a cartoon, grisaille, direct or indirect approach or a combination of several approaches. They also have the ability to revisit the concept or realize their original take on what they see out their windows.