The primary intention of art exhibits is to showcase local artistic talent. You’re invited to apply to display your original artwork in Gallery 708. Both experienced and new artists and art instructors are welcome to apply for solo or group exhibitions.
What Artists Should Know
Exhibits are held for a minimum of four weeks and up to eight weeks. Artists are responsible for selecting 10-20 pieces of original artwork to display. Artwork may be for exhibit only or for sale.
Artists should provide a website or digital images of their work for review. Applications to exhibit will be taken year-round. The library also reserves the right to invite artists for exhibits. Consideration for acceptance will include quality, variety and ability of the exhibit to fit into available display areas.
Artists should be aware that the library is a public place serving children and adults thus select pieces accordingly. Gallery 708 is intended to exhibit work by adults and teens 14 and older. Please inquire with the Head of Youth Services about displaying children’s artwork.
Artwork may be for sale. Community Engagement library staff will receive and hold cash or checks made out to the artist. Artwork will remain on display through the end of the exhibit. The artist receives 100 percent of sales.
The library will create labels, press release and include announcements in the monthly calendar and library social media.
Artists should provide a complete inventory list one or two months before the show including title, media, dimensions and price of work in the show. It may include a description or explanation of the work. In additional work on display should be tagged on the back for easy identification.
The libary’s insurance will cover theft or damage.