The library has three exhibit areas. There is no charge to exhibit in any of the areas. 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 conference room is currently holding photographs from the NS Historical Society in an exhibit called “Taverns, Inns, Hotels and Restaurants.” It shows how in the earlier days these establishments followed two main routes – the post road and the Route 22 corridor, and then there were a few “off the beaten path.” Stop by and see a photo display of some old and a few not so old memorabilia. There’s a map to guide you and more details on each, which will ultimately become a bulletin for our members. It pays to be a member!
We are always searching for memorabilia. If you are cleaning out an attic or garage, please think of us. Originals are most welcomed, but copies and/or scans are just as valuable! Thanks! firstname.lastname@example.org
The display cases are currently holding miniature boxes made by the Monday Night Art Group.
The library table is currently holding examples of folded book art done by the Monday Night Art Group
The Gallery Wall
In January, Henrietta Parsons will exhibit her photography taken during a trip to Quannaq, Greenland in April, 2014, with Paul Schurke, an Arctic explorer. They traveled and lived with the Inuit natives. We used heir dogs and they were our guides. We traveled over sea ice and p an over the Greenland Ice Cap for 10 days reaching Siorapaluk, the world’s most northern town.
A lover of the far north, Henrietta has canoed above the arctic circle on the Porcupine River and recently the Barron Lands in northern Canada and other northern locations.
In February, The North Salem Nursery School, will exhibit their work. Family members, pets, favorite toys, superheroes, gardens, homes, insects and dinosaurs are just some of the subjects that populate the imaginations of preschool children. Their colorful renderings of them are freely creative and evocative. Each has a story behind it; each brings a smile to one’s face. As a group, they are simply delightful.
This exhibit was facilitated by Karen Mikiff.
In March, The 2nd Grade Students at PQ Elementary School will exhibit their colorful collages. The students created these after looking at the cut outs of Henri Matisse. Matisse who loved simple shapes and colors believed they could tell a story. While working on their cut outs, the students learned about free form shapes, positive and negative shapes, contrasting color and balance.