The Salida Library is open 7 days/70 hours per week
Monday - Friday 9 to 8:30 ~ Saturday 9 to 5:30 ~ Sunday 1 to 5
'Expecting to Fly'
Attention all Poets and Writers, and Visual Artists
Call for Entries
Salida Regional Library’s Arts at the Library program will hold a challenge show titled Tell Me a Story. All Arkansas Valley artists and writers are invited to enter. There is no fee to enter the show. The show will run from May 9 to June 30, 2014, and will be on the map as a destination during ArtWalk in June.
This year we are asking artists and writers to work separately. This is not a collaborative challenge as we’ve had in past years.
Ten percent of sales go to the library art book fund. The artist will handle the sale of their artwork.
Show parameters for writers:
Poets and writers: select a visual
piece, whether a painting, drawing, illustration, photograph, billboard,
sculpture, memory, hallucination, daydream, postcard, ad infinitum.
Create a story based on your selection, written in prose or as a poem.
Your written piece will be a story, not simply a description of the
visual image you have chosen. Do not include the title of the visual
piece, or otherwise disclose its identity. Paint us a story in words
alone. Let the readers create their own visual experience of what you’ve
written. If your visual piece does have a title, please include it with
your application so it can be revealed later in the show.
Line limit for poetry: 40
Word limit for prose: 500
work in an attached word document (doc., not docx.) via email by
Thursday, May 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use 12 pt. font. Include the
title of your story, title of the visual piece the story is based on
(if there is one), your name and contact information. An email
confirmation will be returned.
Entries are limited to one per person.
Show parameters for visual artists:
Select a written or oral story to base your piece on. It can be a story from your own life; a made up story; a story from Aesop, Mother Goose, Grimm’s, the Bible, Greek mythology, folktales from other cultures and eras; a news story; a movie, novel, something you heard on NPR or Oprah; ad infinitum. One important feature of your piece is that you are to use no words/letters/numbers. Tell us a story in imagery alone. Let the viewers use their imaginations when looking at your artwork. The title of the artwork should not reveal the story being referenced. If there is a title to the story, please include it on the application for later disclosure.
The work can be two dimensional or three dimensional.
Maximum outside frame dimensions for wall art are 24”x 24”. All wall art must have a sturdy wired hanging system (no sawtooth hangers, hooks or fishing line). Weight must not exceed 15#.
Maximum dimensions for free standing three-dimensional works are 18”x 18” base size and 24” in height.
Title of the artwork, title of the story (if there is one), dimensions, medium, price and artist’s name/contact information must be emailed to email@example.com by Thursday, May 1. An email confirmation will be returned.
Entries are limited to one per person. The show will be juried if the number of entries exceeds the space restrictions. Art work can be for sale.
Drop off date for visual artists is Thursday May 8, from 3-5 pm at the Salida Regional Library. If you cannot drop off work at this designated time an alternative arrangement must be made prior to this day (call contact person below). Visual artists will be notified by phone or e-mail if their work is not accepted into the show. Art work accepted for the show must remain hanging for the entire length of the show. Pick up date will be Monday June 30 from 5-6 pm. If you cannot pick up your work at this time you will need to make arrangements with Sally Mather.
Although the library will take the greatest care in handling artwork, artists leaving their work do so at their own discretion and liability. If the artist feels insurance is necessary, it will be the artist’s responsibility to obtain insurance.
For more information about Tell Me a Story contact
Sally Mather at 539-9636 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ebook help is available Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Bailey will be available to offer guidance using such devices
as the Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iPad, iPod, and the like for borrowing books
and magazines through the library.
No appointment necessary, and bring your device. You will need a library card to be able to borrow. Kindle users need to bring their amazon account password.
Basic computer consulting is available by appointment only. Elliot can walk you through using that email account your children set
up for you, how to find the family pictures on Facebook, how to read
your grandchildren’s blog, or how to type a letter in Word. Whatever
(almost). Give us a call at 719 539-4826. Elliot will be in touch to make a plan.
FREE TAX HELP
There will be free tax help in Buena Vista this year at the Buena Vista Community Center, 715 E. Main St.
You must call to make an appointment!
They will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon until 4 p.m. from February 6 until early April.
There is NO free tax help in Salida this year.
There will be a free legal clinic (via computer link) for parties who have no attorney, the third Tuesday of every month
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Salida Library.
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Volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for the legal issues in the areas of family law, civil litigation, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, veteran's benefits, and civil protection orders.
Walk-ins are welcome, and volunteer attorneys will assist one-on-one, via computer link.
Everyone will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.
The volunteer attorneys do not represent you because they help you at this clinic. This clinic is information only, and is no substitute for legal representation.
"Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books."
—Sir John Lubbock (1834-1913) British banker, politician, naturalist. British Wild Flowers