The Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society (SBCGS) invites Santa Barbara County students of all ages to submit artwork reflecting the theme of Grandparents or Grandparent-figures.

“This is in recognition of National Grandparents Day and Family History Month” said Karen Ramsdell, society president.

The art exhibit opening will be Oct. 7 in conjunction with the SBCGS Family History Month Open House and will be on display during October.

This is not a juried competition and prizes will not be awarded. All entries reflecting the theme will be displayed.

The artwork should feature grandparents or grandparent-figures. Size should be no larger than 12×18 inches and the works should not be frames. Mediums can include pen and ink, charcoal, paint, markers, color pencils, pastels, mixed media, collage.

Each piece will be displayed with a label that includes the student’s name, age and school. That information should be written in pencil on the back of the artwork.

Also include: title of the work and/or a sentence or two about the person who is the subject of the artwork (optional); and the medium.

Deadline to drop off artwork at the SBCGS Library is 3:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Drop-off dates/times are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, September 25; Thursday, Sept. 27, and Friday, September 28.

For more information, call the Sahyun Genealogical Library, 805-884-9909.

— Glenn Avolio for Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society.