Newton Free Library Art Exhibits (Massachusetts) - Call For Artists

Newton Free Library Art Exhibits (Massachusetts) – Call For Artists

Newton Free Library Art Exhibits (Massachusetts) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Newton Free Library announces a call for artists for the July – December 2024 exhibits. Artists must be from the New England region. 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.

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Enter by: 8 December 2023

Newton Free Library Art Exhibits Eligibility: Two dimensional works by New England region artists. Artists from a variety of ethnicities and life experiences are encouraged to apply.

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. There is no fee to apply.


“I’ve had the privilege and honor of showing my work at the Newton Free Library four times in the past 10 years. Because of its exceptionally high patronage, sales have always been robust in this free exhibit space. Great care is taken in the organizing of these shows and the library provides an excellent Walker hanging system making installation a breeze.”

“As an award winning, gallery represented, Copley Master artist, this is one of my favorite venues in terms of sales, exposure, and enthusiasm of the visiting patrons. I highly recommend this venue for any visual artist.”

About 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 90,000. 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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