Newton Free Library Art Exhibits (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists
[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Newton Free Library announces a call for artists for the July – December 2023 Newton Free Library Art Exhibits. The Library mounts twenty-three exhibits per year in two exhibit spaces (Gallery and Main Hall). As one of the busiest public library buildings in Massachusetts, the galleries are highly sought after and well-loved by library patrons.
Enter by: 9 December 2022
Eligibility: Two dimensional works by New England region artists. Free-standing sculptural pieces not eligible.
A jury of professional artists meets twice each year to select shows for the following year.
Given that free gallery space is difficult to come by, it is a boon for artists that, if selected, they show fee-free. The library has a robust social media presence and will do an extensive amount of outreach to help promote artists’ work. Library patrons are keenly tuned into the gallery spaces – visiting and spending time appreciating the works shown. Many artists meet with success in selling their work. There is no commission for work sold.
About the Newton Free Library
The Newton Free Library is a community center at the heart of cultural activity in Newton, Massachusetts, a city south west of Boston with a population of approximately 90K. Many residents are highly-educated and the population includes more than one Nobel Prize winner. Residents enjoy the art exhibits in the library’s galleries and eagerly await them each month. The highly-visible galleries are located just off the main entrance door. Visitors walk by the galleries as they come into the building. There is competition for exhibitions where many award-winning artists have been featured.
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