Over the next two weeks, the Chula Vista Library’s Civic Center branch will be transformed into an art gallery as the library hosts the 8th annual juried exhibit and contest of the National Arts Program. More than 200 entries will be on display from May 18 through June 1.
Awards will be presented to the winners of the contest June 14 during an afternoon reception at the South Chula Vista Branch. The award winners will have their works displayed at the South Chula Vista Branch in the Rosemary Lane Galería through July 8. The Civic Center Branch is located at 365 F St.; the address of the South Chula Vista Branch is 389 Orange Ave.
“Year after year, this program generates a great deal of interest and excitement,” said Roderick Reinhart, the library’s assistant director. “The Civic Center branch is honored to feature these wonderful artists. This is an opportunity for local artists to show off their work to thousands of our regular library guests.”
The National Arts Program allows entries at all skill levels and awards cash prizes for the winners. Entries are judged in the following categories-- Amateur, Intermediate, Professional, and Youth-- by visual arts professionals from the San Diego Museum of Art and the Mingei International Museum.
The program is sponsored by the National Arts Program Foundation and supported by the City of Chula Vista. For more information, contact Dency Souval, the exhibit organizer at (619) 421-9208.