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.
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.
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