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Carnegie looking for artists for fall exhibit
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The Carnegie Arts Center is asking artists to harken back to their younger days and recall the imagery of children’s books as a point of inspiration for the upcoming fall exhibit.

Drawing on Childhood is a juried, all media exhibition that seeks to explore the variety of ways childhood influences art. The juried show is presented in conjunction with Childhood Classics: 100 Years of Original Illustration from the Art Kandy Collection on view at the Carnegie Arts Center in the fall, and will serve as a complement to that exhibition. 

Artists from throughout northern and central California are invited to submit work that takes inspiration from any aspect of childhood. Themes may include memories of youth, childhood experiences, exploring the lives of children, or drawing on imagination, play, storytelling or other children’s activities. 

Entries will be accepted through Sept. 11. The exhibition will be in the lobby galleries and will run from Oct. 19 to Dec. 31.

The types of media that will be accepted for the exhibition include: oils and acrylics, photography and digital media, prints, drawings, watercolors, collage and mixed media, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, and decorative arts.

The Carnegie Arts Center will select one piece for the grand prize and will award the artist $500. There will be four awards of merit at $125 each and four honorable mentions at $50 each.

Complete details and rules of the competition, including applicable fees and deadlines, are available on the Carnegie Arts Center’s website at