Exhibit Application Information

The Newton Free Library presents monthly shows of two-dimensional works by New England area artists in our two exhibiting spaces, the Gallery and Main Hall. We are a state-of-the-art facility visited by more than 13,000 people weekly. The Library Art Committee meets twice each year to select shows for the following year. Applications are now being accepted for exhibits for the July-December 2015 time period..

Rules and Guidelines for Applying and Showing:

Due Date for Submissions and Posting of Results:

Preparing a Packet:

We encourage artists to apply via email. Send the following as a zip file to artapplication@newtonfreelibrary.net

Planning a Reception:

Once an artist's work is accepted and a show is scheduled, an opening reception may also be planned. The artist is responsible for all refreshments at the reception and for sending out invitational postcards. Serving of alcoholic beverages is prohibited. We will guide you through the process of planning a reception as needed.


All publicity is handled by the Programs and Communications Office including a press release, an article in the library newsletter and any signs that are needed for the show. Any promotional materials produced by the artist need to be pre-approved by the Programs and Communications office including invitational postcards.


The Newton Free Library takes no commission for work sold. Price lists are made available to library patrons in the exhibit spaces.


The Newton Free Library does not hold insurance for art work on exhibit and is not responsible for loss or damage of the artist's work. Exhibiting artists will be asked to sign a waiver the day the show is hung.

Do you still have a question? Please contact Ellen Meyers in the Programs and Communications Department at 617-796-1410 or email emeyers@minlib.net.