The Friends of the Bend Libraries Art Exhibits

The downtown library presents community art exhibits four times a year, and all artists are welcome to submit one or two pieces.  Artwork may be submitted on the first day of each exhibit between 4 and 5:30pm, upstairs in the Hutchinson room.

Including the quilts for the Novel Idea theme is brand new this year, and we on the committee are all very excited about it.  

Artwork for sale is arranged through the artists via contact information displayed with the artwork with a 10% donation from the sale to go to the Friends of the Bend Libraries, 601 NW Wall St., Bend, 97703.


Artists may submit:

  • two pieces, 16″x20″ minimum outer frame dimensions
  • works may be of any wall hanging medium
  • must be framed unless it is a canvas with internal frame or quilt
  • wired to hang from the library’s system
  • a value of less than $1000.
  • realistic, abstract and all works in between are welcome, as long as they are within the theme for the show.

Entry forms will be available in the foyer and at the second floor reference desk of the Downtown Bend branch library.


Our Current Exhibit:
The theme of the Winter 2020 art now showing is “Travel.” Please come and visit the second floor of the Downtown branch to enjoy the works of gifted artists. 

In addition, the children’s book author, Sarah Root, has her artwork for her book displayed during this time.  Sarah has large wonderful paintings and excerpts from her book beautifully displayed at the south end of the second floor exhibit space.

Something Special Coming Up:
The medium requested for the spring exhibit is QUILTS! The theme of the quilts works are to be based on Library’s Novel Idea book, When All Is Said by Anne Griffin.

Interested in Exhibiting Your Art?
Please review, complete, and mail in the  Artist Agreement Form.