Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition Committee of the Englewood Public Library Exhibits Requirements

The Art Exhibition Committee of the Englewood Public Library is seeking artists and photographers for future shows.
The Library has one of the largest exhibit areas of any library in the area. The Leonard J. Hansen Art Gallery contains two exhibit walls, four panel walls, and five exhibit cases.
Each prospective exhibitor should submit 10 slides or photos of his or her work, a short resume/biography, a one-to-three paragraph artist statement, and a show theme to:


Dick Burnon
Head of Adult Programming and Public Relations
Englewood Public Library,
31 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ 07631


If the prospective exhibitor’s work is chosen for a future exhibit, Mr. Burnon will need a recent color or black-and-white photograph of the exhibitor and electronic image copies [jpeg, pnp, gif, etc.] of his or her work. A selected number of the electronic images will be posted on the library’s website.
Here are some key exhibition stipulations:
  1. All drawings, paintings, and photographs are to be matted and framed.
  2. All exhibited work must be in good taste and professionally presented. Partisan political and religious matters are strictly prohibited in the exhibits and displays. No nude figures in exhibits and displays will be permitted.
  3. Exhibits in the Library are for a duration of one month. Exhibits must be in place by 2 p.m. on the first day of the month that the Library is open and removed by 2 p.m. on the last day of the month that the Library is open. If an exhibitor fails to install an exhibit on the scheduled day, the Library reserves the right to cancel the exhibit unless prior arrangements are made. If an exhibitor neglects to remove an exhibit on the agreed day, the Library reserves the right to remove the exhibit, at the exhibitor’s risk.
  4. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to install and remove the exhibit. All transporting of items for exhibits from cars and within the Library is the responsibility of the exhibitor. A ladder and tool box are available, but the exhibitor must bring the necessary hooks, nails, wires, a hammer, etc. The Library also has no storage facility for artists’ property.
  5. All exhibit publicity will be handled by the Library.
  6. The Library is covered under the City of Englewood’s Insurance Policy.
  7. The library does not handle sales and does not take any commission. Prices may not be displayed in the exhibit area, but the exhibitor is welcome to place a price list in a folder at the Circulation Desk.
The exhibitor also has two options – – a public art reception at the Library on the second Friday of the month from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a program promoting the art, both during the month of the show.
The library has certain theme months. For the theme months, we are seeking an African-American artist/photographer for February, a female artist/photographer for March, and a Hispanic artist/photographer for October.
  • February is Black History Month
  • March is Women’s History Month
  • October is Hispanic Heritage Month

You will be notified as to the Art Exhibition Committee’s decision in as timely a way as possible. We look forward to seeing your proposals.


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