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Newton Free Library Exhibitions (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists

Newton Free Library Exhibitions (Newton, MA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Newton Free Library announces a call for artists. They mount twenty-three exhibits per year in their two exhibit spaces (Gallery and Main Hall). As one of the busiest public library buildings in Massachusetts, these galleries are highly sought after and well-loved by library patrons.

A jury of professional artists meets twice each year to select shows for the following year. Proposals are currently being accepted for April – December 2022 exhibit slots.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 10 Dec 2021

Eligibility: Two dimensional works by New England regional artists. Unable to offer shows for free-standing sculptural pieces.

Given that free gallery space is difficult to come by in Newton, it is a boon for artists that, if selected, they show here fee-free. No commission for work sold. Many artists have success in selling their work. Library patrons are tuned keenly into the gallery spaces – visiting and spending time appreciating the works shown. The library does an extensive amount of outreach to help promote artists’ work. They have a robust social media presence.

“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.” – Barney Levitt, Fine Art Painter

About Newton Free Library

The Newton Free Library is a community center at the heart of cultural activity in Newton, MA, a city south west of Boston with a population of approximately 90K. Many residents are highly educated including more than one Nobel Prize winner. Most are very tuned into the shows in the galleries and eagerly await them each month.

The highly visible galleries are located just off the main entrance door. Visitors walk by them as they come into the building. Competition for shows is quite keen. Many award-winning artists have been featured.

For more information, contact artapplication@newtonfreelibrary.net.

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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.

Click Here For The Application / Registration

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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