1. Artwork may be displayed up to a period of 60 days. No individual may reserve exhibit space more than 2 times in a calendar year. The Library reserves the right to change, reschedule or cancel exhibits when necessary.
2. All art must be able to hang with a wire. Work that is fragile in nature or whose framing or display arrangement is of questionable durability may be rejected. Exhibit areas are community space for functions from preschooler workshops to large group meetings. Safety is an important consideration. Floor space must be kept clear.
3. For each work, the artist is to provide a display card or title label indicating
the name of the work, artist’s name, medium and price.
4. No labels, signs, artwork or other material can be attached to any walls without both the items and the means of adhesion being approved first by the Library Director. All materials for hanging (velcro, wire, measuring tape, etc.) are to be supplied by the artist.
5. A picture hanging system is provided to display art. Maximum weight for
any piece is 50 pounds.
6. Works of art on display may be offered for sale, with prices established by the artists. The artist is responsible for conducting the sale of any work directly with the buyer, not through library staff. Works that are not available for purchase must be clearly designated “NFS” (Not For Sale).
7. Works sold must remain on exhibit throughout the designated period. The artists must notify the Library Director within 48 hours of a sale so that the artwork may be marked as “sold”.
8. The exhibit space is open at all times during regularly scheduled Library hours. Community Room exhibit space may be open to registered groups after hours.
9. Permission to photograph and reproduce any work accepted in the exhibition for publicity purposes is considered granted unless otherwise stated in writing.
10. Artists must remove artwork from the Library no later than two days after the end of the exhibit unless the artist/lender has made arrangements with the Library Director prior to the exhibit.
11. Library personnel shall decide on the suitability of any art, the framing or support structure, and any visual or written material that might accompany an exhibit. Library personnel will consider a wide range of artistic expression in deciding on potential exhibitors. However, in deciding the suitability of any work, library personnel are mindful that all segments of the community and all age groups use the display area.
12. The views expressed in the works exhibited at the Solvay Public Library are those of the artists and are not necessarily those of the Library and its staff or the Friends and their membership.
13. The Library will post exhibit information on its website, so a brief biography and .jpg photograph is helpful. The artist is responsible for all other publicity about the exhibit.
14. Prior to display, the exhibitor will provide the Library Director with an itemized list of art items. Artists are encouraged to post a statement about their works.