you for your interest in the Chilmark Free Public Library’s art show program.
make the walls in our beautiful, light-filled meeting room available to local
artists on a rotating basis throughout the year. The annual schedule is
determined by a committee who meet in October of every year.
you are interested in showing your work at the library, please send us an email
by the beginning of October with some samples of your work and let us know when
you will be on the island the following year. The program is very popular so
please understand that we get many more letters of interest than we can
accommodate and have to make difficult decisions every year.
know that summer openings are limited and in tremendous demand. You will have a
greater chance of being offered a show if you are available in spring, fall, or
winter. If you have had a recent show at the Chilmark Library, please wait
three years before applying again.
is given to Chilmark artists, but don’t be deterred if you are not a resident
of our town. We frequently have shows by artists from other island towns. While
the shows are not “juried” in the traditional sense, we do consider quality of
the work in the decision making. And we strive to present a variety of styles and
mediums throughout the year.
understand that we are not an art gallery and we do not offer traditional
gallery services. Artists are responsible for hanging and taking down their
work using the hanging system we have available in the meeting room. And the
library does not assume any liability for the work while it is in our building.
send an email application to “firstname.lastname@example.org” with the words “art show
application” in the subject line. Be sure to include your island and off island
contact information. If you do not have internet access you can mail a letter
of interest to us.
Free Public Library