Local artists are invited to make submissions for a Reimagined Book Covers Art Show with the Siouxland Libraries. The show will be held in conjunction with a display of redesigned classic book covers from artists worldwide called Recovering the Classics.

The show will be at the Sioux Falls Downtown Library from May 1 through June 30, 2017.

Siouxland Libraries will award a People’s Choice vote with prizes for the top three pieces. The first‑place winner will receive a $100 cash prize. Gift cards will be awarded to second- and third‑place winners.

Each of the three winning artists will also be offered the opportunity for a solo show at Siouxland Libraries.

Winners will be announced in July.

'Recovering the Classic' is a crowdsourced collection of original covers for great works in the public domain...Why? Sadly, many of the greatest classics in the public domain are left with poorly designed or auto-generated covers that fail to capture what makes these books exciting and inspiring to us. So we invited illustrators, typographers, and designers of all stripes to create new covers for 100 of the greatest works in the public domain. -recoveringtheclassics.com

Examples from the Recovering the Classics project, as well as book titles artists can choose, can be found at recoveringtheclassics.com/. Pieces must be 12 inches by 18 inches or 18 inches by 26 inches and ready to hang.

To enter, artists must submit a digital photo of their work to Calla Jarvie at cjarvie@siouxfalls.org by Monday, April 17. Selected pieces must be delivered to the Downtown Library by Sunday, April 30.

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