Information For Artists

Sherry Best | Gallery Director and Curator
785-580-4516
sbest@tscpl.org

Zan Popp | Curator and Collections Manager
785-580-4586
zpopp@tscpl.org

Heather Kearns | Associate Curator | Digital Gallery Branch, Social Networking
785-580-4589
hkearns@tscpl.org

Betsy Knabe Roe | Associate Curator | Education
785-580-4577
eroe@tscpl.org

Brea Black | Special Collections Librarian
785-580-4512 (voicemail)
785-580-4718 (office)
bblack@tscpl.org

Exhibit Proposals

If you are an artist looking to exhibit, or would like to suggest a traveling exhibit for us to host, please review the information below.

Got an idea for an exhibit-related program or educational opportunity?

Biennial Competitions

The Sabatini Gallery hosts a national, biennial, juried competition every year, alternating between The Topeka Competition (odd years) and The Printed Image (even years). Both competitions are sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Cash and purchase awards are announced at the reception.

  • The Topeka Competition celebrates national artists working in three-dimensional media, and offers visitors an opportunity to view the newest, most innovative work in contemporary arts and crafts. Past jurors have included L. Brent Kington, Richard Notkin and Robert Ebendorf. Email us at gallery@tscpl.org if you would like to receive a prospectus (entry form) for this exhibit. Please indicate Topeka Competition Prospectus in the subject line. Check out past Topeka Competitions on our Flickr page: TC30, TC29
  • The Printed Image supports national artists working in hand-pulled print media, and offers visitors an opportunity to view the latest trends in printmaking. Past jurors have included Endi Poskovic, Roger Shimomura and Karen Kunc. Email us at gallery@tscpl.org if you would like to receive a prospectus (entry form) for this exhibit. Please indicate Printed Image Prospectus in the subject line. Check out past Printed Image Competitions on our Flickr page: PI3, PI2

Inspiration & Motivation

Looking for an extra push in the right direction? We asked some of Kansas’ best artists what advice they have for artists just starting out. Even if you don’t consider yourself an artist, you’ll be surprised how much these words can apply to any passion, be it cooking, dancing, singing, writing, teaching—the list is endless.

This list is an on-going project and will continue to grow.