Salina Public Library invites artists to apply to show new work in Gallery 708 in the library's South Lobby.

Artists are welcome to apply at any time by filling out a Gallery 708 application and providing a website, digital images, slides or prints or printouts of work samples for review.

Each artist will be given an opening reception. Artists may sell the work exhibited. The library will provide marketing for the exhibit and reception.

Applications from artists not selected for a show will be kept on file for future consideration. For more information, contact Glory Benacka, Programs Coordinator, at 785-825-4624, ext. 219, or programs.glory@salpublib.org.

Artist Application

You’re invited to apply to display your original artwork on the walls of the south entry, Gallery 708. Both experienced and new artists and art instructors are welcome to apply for solo or group exhibitions.

Complete Application

Art Exhibition Policies

Gallery 708 Policies (PDF)

Upcoming & Current Exhibits

About Gallery 708

The primary intention of Gallery 708 art exhibits is to showcase local artistic talent. Both experienced and new artists and art instructors are welcome to apply for solo or group exhibitions.

Space

The 40-by-17-foot space is the south entrance to the library via Caldwell Plaza and includes Gallery 708, vending machines and tables and chairs. Two-dimensional pieces will hang on a 25-by 4.5-foot wall covered with ribbed felt. Lighting includes natural light from skylights plus 12 miniature, adjustable spotlights. Two smaller exhibit areas, lit by can lights and opposite the main gallery wall, measure 8-by 4.5-feet, 6-by 4.5-feet and 6-by x 4.5-feet between columns. There are nine carpeted panels on the west wall and five on the east wall; each panel is 4 feet, 7.5 inches.

Exhibits

Exhibits are held for a minimum of four weeks and up to eight weeks. Artists should provide enough pieces to aesthetically fill the exhibit space. Artists are responsible for selecting and installing their work. Artwork may be for exhibit only or for sale.

Reception

A reception for an exhibition will be given on the first Friday of the month after the show is installed. Receptions will be held in conjunction with First Friday Night Live and will typically be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the gallery. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Salina Public Library.