PUBLIC USE OF GALLERY WALL

The gallery wall at the St. Helena Public Library is available for public use. It may be booked for a one month exhibition no more than once every two years by any amateur or professional artist.

The gallery wall is subject to availability. On a quarterly basis, application forms will be reviewed by the Art Selection Committee and exhibitors will be chosen. A Library Gallery Exhibit Application form is required for each artist who would like to be considered for a gallery exhibition. Please read through the information provided here on the library website and the application form thoroughly in order to insure that application forms are submitted properly. For more information, contact Leti Olivier at leti@shpl.org

All art displayed should be of acceptable viewing content for all ages. The Library retains the right to determine the suitability of any proposed exhibition.

LIABILITY

All exhibitors must agree to hold the City, its Library and employees free and harmless from any loss, damage, or liability, cost or expense that may arise during or be caused in any way by the proposed use of the requested facilities.

HANGING ART WORK

Materials used to hang art work are the responsibility of the artist(s). Display supplies are not provided by the library. Artist is soley responsible for the hanging of their work. 

NO NAILS, SINGLE-SIDED OR DOUBLE-SIDED TAPE, FIXATIVES OR OTHER ADHESIVES MAY BE USED ON THE WALL. Damage to the wall as a result of improper hanging is the responsibility of the exhibitor. Art works framed in glass (or otherwise heavily framed) must be safely hung; i.e. with wires sufficiently strong for what is being exhibited. Art work unsafely hung will be removed by staff.

All art work must be put up on the first day of the month and removed by the last day of the month of the exhibit.

PROMOTION

Artists need to provide the Library with a sample of their work, as well as biography and/or philosophical statement of the artist which the library will include in its monthly newsletter during the time the artists’ works are on display. 

Artists may display a prepared statement (8.5”x11” or less) about the artwork on the wall or shelving contiguous to the display. Cards with contact information may also be set out. It is preferred that pricing information be displayed discreetly and that sales be handled off the Library site. Library staff may not be involved in any sales activity.

CONTACT US

If you have further questions regarding the use of the Library Gallery Wall, please contact Leti Olivier, leti@shpl.org, (707) 963 - 5244 ext. 705