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Library hosts art contest for students in grades 6-12 

library art contestAspiring North County artists in grades 6-12 are invited to submit artwork for the Paso Robles City Library’s 8th Annual Brushmarks Juried Art Competition for Teens.

Submissions will be accepted on Wednesday, April 2, in three categories — painting, drawing, and, new this year to commemorate the city’s 125th Anniversary, a special Anniversary Celebration category.

A small entry fee is charged to enter the event. Winners in each category will be selected by Juror Jack Johnson and prizes, donated by Johnson, will be awarded at the Gallery Reception on Friday, April 4. Rules and entry forms are available at the library and at For more information, contact Suzanne, 237-3870.

The Paso Robles City Library is located at 1000 Spring Street and is open Monday – Friday 10-8, and Saturday 10-5. For more information on library programs and events, please call 237-3870.

Rules of entry

North County students, grades 6-12, eligible.

Painting, drawing, and new in 2014 to commemorate Paso Robles’ 125th Anniversary, a special category for works that evoke nostalgia for the community’s history.

Oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, pencil, pastel, ink, charcoal, crayon or mixed. No computer graphics.

Must be original and done by the artist shown on the entry form. Must be matted and backed with Velcro strips, or
framed with wire for heavier pieces. Stretched canvases with finished (painted) edges will be accepted. Maximum size is 18” x 24,” including mat or frame. Pieces must remain in exhibition for duration of exhibit. Artist may choose to make artwork available for purchase.

$5 for up to 2 entries; make checks payable to the Paso Robles Library Foundation.

Two works by one artist may possibly be selected; others may not be selected at all. Final selection is at the discretion of the juror. Library has the right to refuse works not meeting the rules of entry.

The Entry Form is to be submitted upon delivery of artwork. An Entry Tag must be attached to the back of each work.
Additional copies of the Rules of Entry can be obtained at the Paso Robles City Library, 1000 Spring Street, or online, or by calling Suzanne, at (805) 237-3870.

Entries will be handled with care. Neither the City Library, the Library Foundation, nor the City of Paso Robles is liable for any damage or loss. Any insurance must be purchased by submitting artist.


Wednesday, April 2, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Hand delivery only to Library Conference Room ~ 1000 Spring Street, Paso Robles

Thursday, April 3. No spectators, please. Artists will be notified by phone.

Friday, April 4 through Saturday, May 3 (Children’s Desk area)

Friday, April 4, 5:30pm – 6:30pm (Library Conference Room)

Selected artwork will be on display in the Library the month of April and may be picked up Thursday, May 1 through Saturday, May 3, during open hours (Children’s Desk area).

If not claimed within two weeks, artwork becomes property of the Library and may be disposed

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