Per state mandate, face coverings are required for all (ages 5+) in our libraries. Fairfield Library will be closed on Saturday, Jan 22.
All libraries will close at 6pm Monday–Saturday until further notice.

Mini & Virtual Art Show

Submissions are open for winter 2022. Share your art in our Mini & Virtual Art Show!

Who can participate?

Everyone! That means you and your friends, neighbors, and family.

Whether you are just learning to hold a crayon or you’re a professional artist with work hanging in a gallery, you are invited to submit your original artwork.

What can be submitted?

There are two ways to submit one piece of art per person.

Virtual Art Submission

The first is to provide a digital image of your art. This piece will “hang” in our virtual gallery. There are no size restrictions for virtual art submissions as you are only sending us a picture (see requirements below).

The library doesn’t provide materials for virtual art submissions. All materials to create your artwork are self-provided.

Here are some ideas for art that you can create with your hands and tools and submit virtually:

  • A sketch, drawing, collage, or painting
  • A photograph or digital art
  • A LEGO structure or sculpture from found and recycled objects
  • A wood carving, metal sculpture, or glass-blown object
  • A knitted, crocheted, or textile hanging
  • A different creative idea you have

Please only submit family-friendly content, as this is an all-ages show.

Mini Art Submission

The second way is to submit a physical piece of mini art using the mini art canvas provided by the library.

The library has a limited number of supply bags available. To receive a library supply bag with a miniature art canvas, you need to register online. Supply bags are limited to one per person, so please register participants individually if in the same family.

Completed artwork needs to be returned to the library where the supply bag was picked up.

Submitted mini art will be displayed at the library, during the art show, and will be photographed and included in the virtual show.

Please only submit family-friendly content, as this is an all-ages show.

Is there a theme?

The theme of this art show is “Happiness” and is open to your artistic interpretation.

When can I submit?

Submissions for virtual art are accepted online and mini art submissions are accepted in person at our libraries: January 3–29, 2022.

Note: Registration for the Mini Art Show ends on January 21 or when all supply kits are claimed, whichever comes first.

All virtual and mini art can be viewed online on our website and social media channels. Mini art can also be viewed in person in our libraries.

The Mini & Virtual Art Show takes place February 7–28, 2022.

How do I send my submission?

Mini Art

Each mini art submission must be turned in with the provided artwork notecard to a District library by January 29 at 6pm.

Virtual Art

Digital submissions are due by January 29 at 6pm, submitted through the online link emailed after you register for the art show. Acceptable file types for the digital submission include: JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, and PDF.

Image resolution must be a minimum of 1000 pixels (px) in width and height. For digital submissions, you are not submitting the art itself.



Terms & Conditions

By submitting artwork or an image for the Mini & Virtual Art Show…

…You attest that you are submitting a digital image or mini canvas of your original work and are not infringing upon the copyright of another person or entity.

…You grant Spokane County Library District the right to create a digital image of your mini canvas, if submitted.

… You grant Spokane County Library District the right to share freely the digital image of your artwork on its website, through social media channels, and in promotions of library programs for up to one year from the date of the art show premiere to which it was submitted.

… You retain copyright for your digital image of your artwork, and you retain all rights to your physical artwork.

… You acknowledge that you will not receive compensation for participation in the art show and that the art show is provided free of charge to all who wish to view it.

… You acknowledge that Spokane County Library District reserves the right to refuse to include submissions in the Mini & Virtual Art Show for any reason, which may include but is not limited to poor image quality, inappropriate content, and lack of information or communication about the artwork.

… You grant Spokane County Library District the right to discard your mini art canvas if you, or a designee, has not picked up the artwork from the library where it was submitted by March 12, 2022.

Virtual Art Show: Winter 2021

February 19–March 21