The Bedford Free Public Library Gallery Exhibit guidelines All
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The Bedford Free Public Library Gallery Exhibit guidelines All applications must be delivered to: The Arts Steering Committee, c/o Bedford Free Public Library 7 Mudge Way Bedford, MA, 01730 Art exhibits in the Bedford Free Public Library run for approximately two months, beginning mid month in January, March, May, July, September, and November. They are scheduled twelve to eighteen months in advance. Submission is by photographs, images on CD or website. Deliver artwork to the library during the first week of January, March, May, September, or November. All work submitted must be original and not previously shown at the Bedford Free Public Library. Work received at other times will be held for review at the next committee meeting. Notification is by email within thirty days of committee review. For return of materials, please provide a self addressed, stamped envelope. All accepted two dimensional pieces must be wired and ready to hang. A BFPL Art Steering Committee member will assist with hanging and take down of all shows. Labels and a guest book will be created by a curator (committee member) for all group shows. The curator will be the artist’s liaison for the show and will be available to answer questions and provide guidance. Group shows: Your artist statement will be included in a guest book for the exhibition. You may include a price list in the book, but no prices may be posted on the walls. Wall labels will be provided for your work. Solo show: Wall labels, artist statement and price list will be provided by the artist. The committee will provide special adhesive tape for attaching labels to the walls. You may include a price list in the book, but no prices may be posted on the walls. The Bedford Free Public Library staff members do not participate in the sale of artists’ work. Potential customers may contact you through your information in the guest book. Bedford Free Public Library Gallery Application to Exhibit Thank you for your interest in exhibiting at the Bedford Free Public Library. Please take a self-guided tour of the Library prior to applying so that you are familiar with size limitations. Art work may be displayed on the first floor along the outside wall, in the center ramp (balcony) area of the library, and along a corridor on the second floor. We review applications for individual and group shows in January, March, May, September, and November. Take advantage also of the open calls for artists to submit your work. Check the website, www.bedfordlibrarygallery.org for more information. Return this form and attachments to: The Arts Steering Committee, c/o Bedford Free Public Library 7 Mudge Way Bedford, MA, 01730 Artist Information: 1. Name _________________________________________________________________________________________ 2. Address_______________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. Telephone____________________________ 4. Email_________________________________________________________________________________________ 5. Website address (optional)___________________________________________________________________ Enclose: Artist Statement- a paragraph to a page about yourself and your work A self-addressed stamped envelope with your application for return of materials. Five to ten images, either photographs or images on CD that are representative of your work. Images on personal websites are also accepted; provide web address above if applicable. Please include the following information for each entry: Name of work Medium Size Year of completion Notification: via email following receipt and review of artwork. Disclaimer: the Library (inclusive of staff, volunteers, and patrons) is not responsible for artwork exhibited in any show. The Library is not liable for lost, stolen or damaged work. The Artist will be solely responsible for delivery of and timely pick up of all work relating to any given exhibit. I, _____________________________________________________________________________ acknowledge that I have read and understand the above disclaimer. Date, _________________________________________ Arts Steering Committee: Ronnie Gould, Jean Hammond , Connie Hanley, Sing Hanson, Mary Johannessen, J. Morgan, Carol Rissman, and Richard Callaghan, Library Director.