Visiting the Weston Public Library Art Gallery
Did you know that the WPL has an art gallery that shows the work of a local artist each month? There are two exhibition spaces in the library: the gallery, which has about 40 linear feet of wall space, as well as horizontal surfaces for displaying 3-D works (shelving, pedestals, narrow ledges); and a Community Room, with more than 75 feet of linear wall space. We encourage applicants to visit the library and view the rooms. Artists of all kinds are encouraged to apply and patrons can visit the gallery any time the library is open.
Artists who are interested in showing in the Weston library art gallery can apply by submitting the following information to the email address below:
• 5-10 images of works to be exhibited, as .jpg files (not too big!)
• An image list with the title, medium, size, and date (Note: If you have a website with this information on it, you can send that instead.)
• A short resume or CV
• A short artist’s statement
If you have any questions about doing an exhibit, feel free to contact Paul Angiolillo at the email address or phone number below.
The Arts & Exhibitions Committee reviews submissions several times a year and gives each accepted artist a show for one calendar month. (Weston residents have preference, but all artists are welcome.)
There are two exhibit spaces in the library: the gallery, which has about 40 linear feet of wall space, as well as several horizontal surfaces (shelving, pedestals, narrow ledges) for displaying 3-D works; and a Community Room, with more than 75 feet of linear wall space. We encourage applicants to visit the library and view the spaces.
If selected, an artist exhibits at no cost, and can also host a reception (at their expense, using the library’s kitchen facilities). The library assumes no responsibility for damage or loss to the artwork. Artists must complete and sign an Exhibition Agreement and return it to the address below (digital is fine). Artists should take care not to damage the walls and other surfaces.
An artist can sell their work, by leaving a price list at the circulation desk and some copies of it in the gallery. All purchasing queries and transactions occur between the buyer and artist; the library plays no role and receives no commission (donations to the library are always welcome, though). Publicity is the responsibility of the artist; the library will post an exhibit announcement with a short description on its website. Artists can also have a small sign near the library entrance.
Send questions or a completed application to: Paul Angiolillo, chair, Arts & Exhibitions Committee, pangiolillo @ gmail.com. You may also contact him if you have additional questions: 617-924-1656.