The library has three exhibit areas. There is no charge to exhibit in any of the areas but. The public is invited to talk to the library director about exhibiting.
The Gallery Wall
Local residents are invited to submit applications to hang their work on our gallery wall. Exhibits hang for one month and the artist is responsible for hanging and taking down their works, publicity and hosting a reception should they desire. Artists should contact Phyllis Gargiulo at the library to arrange for an exhibit.
Exhibits and displays in the Library shall reflect the Library’s role as an educational and cultural institution. The Library reserves the right to cancel any exhibit or display at any time.
- The scheduling of exhibits and/or displays is the sole responsibility of the Library and its staff. The selection and arrangement of the exhibit and/or display may be subject to approval of the Library and/or its Designee.
- Any individual, group or organization may apply to place an exhibit or display in the Library for the purpose of benefiting the residents of the community and patrons of the Library.
- An Application is required for all exhibits and/or displays and is subject to the same terms and conditions as set forth for the use of the Library’s public spaces.
- Individuals and/or organizations are responsible for hanging their own displays.
- The hanging of all displays must be approved by the Director before installation.
- Nothing is to be mounted or attached to any other wall, cabinet, furniture, windows, doors, etc. of the Library without the express written approval of the Director.
- Exhibits shall be hung and removed in accordance with the dates and times specified on the Application Form. Failure to comply with such time frames may result in removal of the display by the Library staff. The Library assumes no responsibility for the items at any time.
- The Library does not provide any specific insurance for any display or exhibit items nor items in their care, custody and control.
- The sale of Art or other items on exhibit or display at the Library by residents, groups, organizations and/or artists is subject to a commission to the Library of 20%. Such commission may be waived or reduced in the event the sale benefits another non-profit or not-for-profit organization. Such waiver or reduction is at the sole discretion of the Library or its Designee.
Due to the increased cost of insurance, the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library is no longer able to provide insurance coverage for temporary exhibits. Therefore, the Library now requires that each exhibitor sign a Waiver/Release form, releasing the Library of liability for any damage, loss, theft or other injury. Each exhibitor should also obtain, or check whether his or her existing insurance already provides, whatever insurance protection he or she feels is appropriate. Please note: The sale of art on exhibit is subject to a commission to the Library of 20%.
The Display Cases
Use of the display cases if generally reserved for the library and library programs. If you have something or a collection of items that would fit in the cases and you would like to show them, please contact the library director.
The wall space room is generally reserved for use by the NS Historical Society.
The display cases are currently holding collage projects produced by the Monday night arts group.
The photos on display in the conference room are of the restoration of the Cat Ridge Cemetery.
The art on the gallery wall in March was produced by second grade children in PQ Elementary School>
These colorful collages based on Matisse were created after looking at the cut outs of Henri Matisse.
They learned how he loved simple shapes and colors. While working on their cut outs, the children
also learned about free form shapes, positive and negative shapes, and contrasting and balancing color.