Second Story

Second Story Gallery in Camas is accepting applications from artists who would like to display their work in 2020. The deadline for applying is Friday, Sept. 13, at 5 pm.

The application form can be found on the Gallery web site, secondstorygallery.net  The accompanying guidelines for artists are required reading, offering details on how to exhibit.  Submitting an application requires a signature to indicate that these details have been reviewed.

Also part of the application is a request to submit five digital photos of works of art for jurying.  The board of governors uses this process to fill the calendar openings from February 2020 through January of 2021.  

Following the Sept. 13 deadline, the gallery’s board of governors goes to work making the selections.  Applicants can expect to be notified later in the fall, possibly as late as December. 

Shows in recent years have included traditional paintings but also photography–sometimes on metal plates or canvas; cut paper silhouettes; sculpture and fabric art.

The non-profit gallery, upstairs in the Camas Public Library, is known for offering rotating exhibits that showcase local artists.  The high-traffic space boasts a professional hanging system and directional track lighting also found in some of the world’s most famous art museums.  

Second Story Gallery participates in the First Friday events sponsored by the Downtown Camas Association.  Gallery volunteers work with each featured artist to unveil a show on the first Friday of the month with a reception that is free and open to the public.  Live music has become a component of each reception.

The selected art remains in display for the month and occasionally stays in place for two months.  The gallery is open to the public during regular library hours, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Artists will find more information on the gallery’s web site under “How to Exhibit.”  Forms are also available at the Service Desk at the library at 625 NE 4th Ave.  Completed applications, including five art samples, can be submitted through the web site or returned to the Service Desk by 5 p.m. on Sept. 13.

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