There are three areas in the Library for the display of art works. The most prominent is "The Gallery" on the first floor. Four-week exhibits include Lincoln Schools, The Lincoln Cultural Council and other town groups, as well as individual shows.
In July 2016 the Library Trustees approved an updated Art Gallery Exhibit Policy, creating an Art & Exhibit Committee to receive and select proposals for Gallery exhibits.
Applications for 2018 exhibits will be accepted beginning on September 1, 2017. Deadline for submissions will be Sept. 30 2017. A complete application consists of:
- Digital images, photographs, DVD’s, CD’s, website, or samples of the exhibits proposed.
- A résumé or artistic statement about the exhibitor’s work including: name, contact information, email address, street address, phone number and date, if any, of previous showings at the Library.
- A list of the seven months in the following year the exhibitor can show.
- The name and contact information for the installer of the exhibit.
- A signed Release and Indemnification Agreement for Art Exhibitions.
The Art & Exhibit Committee recommends to the Library Director exhibits of appropriate quality, scale and content. Recommendations will be based upon artistic quality, diversity in the menu of exhibits for the year, and particular relevance to Lincoln. All work must be original. The submitting artist must be available to exhibit for one of at least seven months of the year being requested. Exhibits will be on display for approximately four weeks. An artist may exhibit once every three years.
Other display areas
In the Gallery 2017:
In the Stay-Put Gallery 2017:
*The Lincoln Quilters will display the results of several years of creativity and shared quilt construction in our gallery during the month of September. All the quilts will be auctioned off to benefit the charity of choice of the successful bidder. Bids will be closed out at the Closing Reception Thursday September 28th 5:00 - 8:00 pm in the gallery.
*Members of The Lincoln Quilters: Anne Crosby, Nancy Constable, Tricia Deck, Linda MacNeil, Margaret Olson, Lucy Sachs, Kate Sacknoff, Jane Solar & Dilla Tingley