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July – December 2020 Exhibits (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists

July – December 2020 Exhibits (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists

Applications are now being accepted by the Newton Free Library for the July – December 2020 exhibits.  Applicants must be from the New England region (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut or Rhode Island). All work presented must be original and produced within the last three years. Giclée reproductions of original work will not be accepted. Giclée printed photographs are accepted.

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Deadline: 6 Dec 2019 at 11:59 pm

The Walker System is used for January – June 2020 Exhibits. Therefore, artwork must have a wire across the back to accommodate this system. Free-standing sculptural pieces are not shown. Artists are responsible for hanging their work using the Walker Rods. Please refrain from submitting material that is obscene, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate for the library environment. One packet per artist. If you are applying for a group show, submit one combined packet. If you have shown at the library before, then you are welcome to apply again in two years.

You must be available to show for at least four out of the six months in the current round. If accepted, the library will determine when your show will take place and in which space. The assignments are fixed and cannot be changed. The jury’s selections will be posted on the Newton Free Library’s website by Friday, February 7, 2020. If selected the library will mail you a packet with further instructions.

July – December 2020 Exhibits Artist Benefits

No commission for work sold. The library does extensive amount of outreach to help promote artists’ work. Media coverage attracts attention to our galleries. There is a robust presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The library has ongoing listings in Art New England and other area publications including the local press. Art shows are featured on they library’s homepage. Price lists are made available to library patrons in the exhibit spaces.

About the Newton Free Library

The Newton Free 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, they are a state-of-the-art facility with over 45,000 visitors each month. The library is a community center at the heart of cultural activity in Newton, MA. In addition to art gallery openings, an extremely active programming calendar includes a wide variety of events for all ages. They have a highly-regarded concert series which often attracts a standing room only audience (150+) on Sundays that takes place in a room adjacent to the galleries.

Newton, MA is a city south west of Boston with a population of approximately 90K. Many of our residents are highly educated and include more than one Nobel Prize winner. Most are very tuned into the shows in our gallery shows and eagerly await them each month.

For more information, contact emeyers@minlib.net.

*Photo by Cristina Hajosy Photography.*

Previous call for artists from Newton Free Library

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January – June 2020 Exhibits (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists

January – June 2020 Exhibits (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists

Applications are now being accepted by the Newton Free Library for January – June 2020 Exhibits. Applicants must be from the New England region (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, or Rhode Island). All work presented must be original and produced within the last three years. Giclée reproductions of original work will not be accepted. Giclée printed photographs are excepted.

Click Here For The Application / Registration

Deadline: 12 Jul 2019

The Walker System is used for January – June 2020 Exhibits. Therefore, artwork must have a wire across the back to accommodate this system. Free-standing sculptural pieces are not shown. Artists are responsible for hanging their work using the Walker Rods. Please refrain from submitting material that is obscene, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate for the library environment. One packet per artist. If you are applying for a group show, submit one combined packet. If you have shown here before, then you are welcome to apply again in two years. You must be available to show for at least four out of the six months in the current round. If accepted, the library will determine when your show will take place and in which space. The assignments are fixed and cannot be changed. The committee’s selections will be posted on the Newton Free Library about page by Friday, September 12, 2019.

January – June 2020 Exhibits Artist Benefits

No commission for work sold. The Newton Free Library does outreach to help promote artists’ work. They are successful in obtaining media coverage which attracts attention to their galleries. They have a presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Newton Free Library is one of the busiest public library buildings in the state of Massachusetts. They present monthly shows of two-dimensional works by New England area artists in their exhibiting spaces, the Gallery and Main Hall. They are a state-of-the-art facility visited by more than 15,000 people weekly. The Library Art Committee meets twice each year to select shows for the following year. They have ongoing listings in Art New England and other area publications including the local press. Art shows are featured on the Newton Free Library homepage.

About The Newton Free Library

The Newton Free Library is a community center at the heart of cultural activity in their city. In addition to art gallery openings, the programming calendar includes a wide variety of events for all ages. They have a concert series which often attracts a standing room only audience (150+) on Sundays. It takes place in a room adjacent to the galleries.

Newton, MA is a city south west of Boston with a population of approximately 85K. Many of the residents are highly educated and include more than one Nobel Prize winner. Most are very tuned into the gallery shows and eagerly await them each month.

For more information, contact artapplication@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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Sharing The Portico Library’s Hidden Heritage – Call For Artists

Sharing The Portico Library’s Hidden Heritage – Call For Artists

The Portico Library announces an artist/curator opportunity for a research residency and exhibition, Sharing the Portico Library’s Hidden Heritage. The Library particularly welcomes artists with an enthusiasm for interpreting historical material.

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Deadline: 13 May 2018

In March 2018 the library was awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to catalogue its archive and promote its findings through an exhibition entitled ‘Sharing The Portico Library’s Hidden Heritage.’ The Library is inviting artists and curators to collaborate on a research project to emphasize the collection’s 21st-century context and relevance. The exhibition, launching in December 2018 and supported by The Zochonis Charitable Trust, will feature significant discoveries and provide an informative visual presentation of the archiving process itself.

Applicants must demonstrate a previous record of successful similar projects. They must provide examples of original, distinctive work. The Library aims to promote a wide variety of voices and perspectives.

Sharing The Portico Library’s Hidden Heritage Artist Benefits

  • £500 initial contributor fee with further funding anticipated
  • Private access to the special research collection and archive with professional staff support
  • Staffing for exhibition launch evening and associated events
  • Invigilation for the duration of the exhibition
  • Curatorial support
  • Design and printing of exhibition booklet
  • Publicity and promotion through The Portico Library quarterly magazine, website, social media, and advertising

About The Portico Library

The Portico Library has been central to Manchester’s cultural and intellectual life since its establishment in 1806. It is now open free to the public six days a week. Its collection of 25,000 rare books, archives, and illustrations provides fascinating insights into the 18th and 19th centuries. A diverse programme of events and exhibitions promotes contemporary responses to this history from artists. As a registered charity, their role is to preserve the library and its collections. They ensure collections are shared with a diverse and growing audience of visitors, members, and researchers. The Portico Library’s archive records the history of the people, events, language, politics, and communities of the North West of England over the last 212 years. It shines an important light on the social history of Manchester and Victorian Britain as a whole. This material, virtually untouched by contemporary researchers, reveals The Portico’s connection to significant events.

For more information, contact gallery@theportico.org.uk.

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