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Art Exhibition Policy

By providing space in which to exhibit original works by local artists the Dickinson Memorial Library Trustees hope to:

  • Introduce library patrons with the talents of local artists
  • Promote the work of local artists
  • Encourage self-education through art appreciation

Artists are chosen via an application process. The final decision is at the discretion of the Library Director and the Board of Trustees. They reserve the right to review works and to reject any work that seems inappropriate for the space. Northfield residents have priority in scheduling art exhibits, but regional artists are also welcome to apply. There is a paper application available at the circulation desk or the library and an application online via the Library’s website. 

Length of Exhibit
Exhibits will be six weeks unless other arrangements are requested.  All works should remain until the last exhibit day. This day will be arranged in advance between the artist and the Library Director.

Setting Up
The artist will oversee placement and dismantling of the exhibit. Library staff can show how to use the Library’s hanging system. Artwork must be framed or be works on canvas in order to work with the hanging system. Works cannot be hung in the gallery in any other way. The Library is not responsible for the installation or deinstallation of exhibits.

Description and Price Sheet
The artist should leave a list describing each piece. People interested in purchasing a particular work should contact the artist directly.

Approved by Dickinson Memorial Library Board of Trustees, June 2023

The artist is encouraged to carry insurance on valuable works because the Trustees cannot be liable for theft or loss.  All artists will be required to sign an exhibition application, which covers issues of liability.

The artist is responsible for publicizing the exhibit outside of the library. The Library Director and staff will publicize via library website, newsletter, and flyers.

Approved by the Board of Trustees, June 2023