Art Gallery at the Cazenovia Public Library
The Library’s art gallery connects the old Library house with the new Library building. Works by local artists and those with local ties to the community are displayed for 4-eight week intervals. A variety of media is presented, including exhibitions from the Library’s permanent collection.
Contact Gallery Coordinator, Geoffrey Navias via the Library at 315.655.9322 for more information if you wish to show your work.
Additional information and Gallery Policies are listed below.
Art Exhibits/Gallery Policy
Gallery space is available for art exhibits of particular local and regional interest. Cazenovia Public Library (CPL) provides this space as part of its cultural mission. The Library is a central community gathering place; its easy public accessibility and numerous hours of operation make CPL an advantageous public venue. Artwork serves to enhance the Library’s physical environment and promote both art and artists. While all artwork will be considered, space is not available for commercial, religious, or political purposes. Cazenovia Public Library reserves the right to make the final decision on the content and arrangement of all Gallery exhibits.
Once an artist has been selected to display artwork at CPL, exhibitors must comply with the dates/times established for setting up and taking down artwork. Assistance will be provided, but the artist or artist’s representative must be present to assist with both hanging up and taking down the exhibit.
Other exhibiting logistics & policies are:
Library-sponsored or co-sponsored exhibits take precedence over other exhibits at all times. The Library reserves the right to, without notice, cancel outsider use of the display areas if the Library Director or Library Board of Trustees determines that the space is needed for Library purposes.
Artwork must be ready for exhibition, with two-dimensional work having proper matting and/or framing.
CPL provides supplies for hanging. No additional hooks, nails, or other fasteners may be used to attach art to the Library walls.
Artists are invited to host/sponsor an opening reception; all costs associated with a reception (including invitations, food and beverages) will be borne by the artists.
Artists are encouraged to participate in a lecture or demonstration during the show. This will be arranged between the artists and the Library staff.
The Library cannot be held responsible for artworks that are not picked up by the designated date after the exhibition. Exhibits must remain throughout the duration of the dates scheduled.
In return for the opportunity to exhibit at the Library, CPL requests a commission of 15% for any artwork sold. The commission on any artwork sold will be placed into the Library’s museum fund.
No prices should be listed on wall labels. Separate price lists may be printed and displayed on the wall or on the information table in the gallery.
CPL cannot be responsible for reimbursement or replacement of lost, stolen, or damaged items, and it does not insure exhibits. The Library encourages the artist/lender to obtain a rider on his or her insurance policy for the duration of the exhibit. The artists/lenders will be required to complete and sign a waiver/release of Library liability before any works of art are exhibited.
The Library coordinates display for all exhibits. As a courtesy to exhibitors, the Library will facilitate publicity and may include some promotions, such as press releases to local and regional newspapers, calendars, and brochures. If an artist contacts any local media on his/her own, the Library must be informed.