Community Art Exhibition Policy
Thank you for your interest in exhibiting your art at the Watervliet Public Library! Please note the following guidelines governing our community art displays:
- Artists may exhibit their work on the walls of the main library room for a period of six weeks. The Mary P. O’Brien Reading Room and Bill & Judy Fahr Children’s Area are both reserved for artwork and/or commemorative photographs of members of the Fahr and O’Brien families.
- Artwork must be lightweight; the library’s walls are composed of sheetrock and may not be punctured to mount hanging hardware. Artwork must be affixed to the wall with removable adhesives, supplied by the artist. (3M, Command, etc.)
- Artwork must have high artistic merit as determined by the Library Director and/or Board of Trustees.
- The artwork must meet standards for art exhibited in a public space, focusing on themes that have a broad appeal to diverse and intergenerational audiences. Artwork that contains profanity, explicit sexuality/nudity, inflammatory themes, or graphic violence will not be displayed. The library reserves the right to admit or reject individual artworks at the discretion of the Library Director and/or Board of Trustees.
- Preference will be given to those who live and/or work in the City of Watervliet.