Curry Public Library provides gallery space on the second floor of the library. Visitors to the library can view art during library open hours. Art displays rotate on a quarterly basis and most shows features a talk by the artist or an opportunity for the public to meet the artist and ask questions.
About Displaying Art
Information for displaying art, crafts, and educational exhibits
Curry Public Library regularly exhibits art, crafts, and educational exhibits in its upstairs gallery. Artists who are interested in displaying their work are asked to complete the application below and submit two photographs representative of the items they wish to show. If selected for a show, library staff will contact the artist to set up details and sign an agreement outlining the responsibility of the library and the artist.
Exhibits normally consist of a simple wall display of framed items on a 33-foot wall. The number of pieces that can be displayed on the wall depends on the size of the work, but generally is between 10 and 17 pieces (max of 17). In certain cases, the library will consider working with artists/exhibitors to utilize floor space for materials. Exhibits can be one-person shows, or they can be group showings of two or more artists. Exhibits typically last two or three months depending on other library use needs.
The library gallery space utilizes a rail and rod hanging system to avoid the use of nails or adhesives. This means that all pieces need to have hanging wire mounted to the back, or some similar way to hang the piece. The artist is responsible for delivering art with the proper hanging hardware. Any questions can be clarified in a walk through with library staff. The display space includes 24-hour video surveillance for security purposes.
Library staff will be responsible for hanging the show and reserve the right to make final decisions about items to be exhibited. Artists interested in selling their work may display prices, but need to include their own contact information for purchase inquiries. The library’s goal is for all visitors to have the same viewing experience throughout the time the show is on display, and therefore artists are asked not to remove pieces until the show has ended.
Artists who are scheduled to exhibit are encouraged to work with the library to schedule a reception with a talk or an educational program for the public to meet the artist and learn about their work. The library will publicize the event locally and encourages the artist to help get the word out as well.