Art Exhibits

The Georgetown Public Library hosts monthly art exhibits that are accessible all the hours that the library is open. Exhibits feature work by local individual artists and art organizations.

The library welcomes proposals for future exhibits during each year’s open call from March 1-May 15; details are below under “Exhibiting Your Work in the Library.”

In 2018, 2019, and 2020 the library was proud to receive the Gold award for “Best Place to View Art” in the Best of Georgetown Awards. Each year from 2014-2017 the library received the Silver award in that category.

The library also displays works of art that have been purchased by the City of Georgetown, and is a City Sculpture Tour location.

Below is a calendar of current and upcoming exhibits and events. You can click on each exhibit title to see an image and find additional information about the exhibit.

may 2021

01mar9:00 am15may(may 15)8:59 pmOpen call for 2022 art exhibit proposals

07apr(apr 7)1:00 am09may(may 9)1:00 amCity Staff Art Exhibit

07apr(apr 7)9:00 am13jun(jun 13)5:00 pmRachel Hancock: Art with Heart Exhibit

june 2021

07apr(apr 7)9:00 am13jun(jun 13)5:00 pmRachel Hancock: Art with Heart Exhibit

02jun(jun 2)1:00 am18jul(jul 18)1:00 amDiane Sandlin and Sam Elkins: In Our Own Company . . . a Conversation in Texture, Light, Layers and Line

11jun4:00 pm6:00 pmArtist Reception for Rachel Hancock

13jun2:00 pm4:00 pmArtist Reception and Informal Talk: Diane Sandlin and Sam Elkins

16jun(jun 16)1:00 am22aug(aug 22)1:00 amEllen Greeney: Longitudes with Latitudes

20jun(jun 20)1:00 am17sep(sep 17)1:00 amTexas Society of Sculptors: 13th Annual Summer Show

july 2021

02jun(jun 2)1:00 am18jul(jul 18)1:00 amDiane Sandlin and Sam Elkins: In Our Own Company . . . a Conversation in Texture, Light, Layers and Line

16jun(jun 16)1:00 am22aug(aug 22)1:00 amEllen Greeney: Longitudes with Latitudes

20jun(jun 20)1:00 am17sep(sep 17)1:00 amTexas Society of Sculptors: 13th Annual Summer Show

21jul(jul 21)1:00 am22aug(aug 22)1:00 amAlex Vietti: Construction

21jul(jul 21)1:00 am22aug(aug 22)1:00 amSun City Photography Club: The Eyes Have It

august 2021

16jun(jun 16)1:00 am22aug(aug 22)1:00 amEllen Greeney: Longitudes with Latitudes

20jun(jun 20)1:00 am17sep(sep 17)1:00 amTexas Society of Sculptors: 13th Annual Summer Show

21jul(jul 21)1:00 am22aug(aug 22)1:00 amAlex Vietti: Construction

21jul(jul 21)1:00 am22aug(aug 22)1:00 amSun City Photography Club: The Eyes Have It

25aug(aug 25)9:00 am26sep(sep 26)5:00 pmCentral Texas Pastel Society: Symphony of Images

september 2021

20jun(jun 20)1:00 am17sep(sep 17)1:00 amTexas Society of Sculptors: 13th Annual Summer Show

25aug(aug 25)9:00 am26sep(sep 26)5:00 pmCentral Texas Pastel Society: Symphony of Images

november 2021

06novAll DayWaterloo Watercolor Group: Better Together Exhibit

06nov(nov 6)9:00 am16jan(jan 16)5:00 pmMark Stalnaker: Fine Lines Exhbit

december 2021

06nov(nov 6)9:00 am16jan(jan 16)5:00 pmMark Stalnaker: Fine Lines Exhbit

02dec(dec 2)9:00 am06jan(jan 6)8:00 pmStuart Simpson and Mary Paige Huey: Carved in Stone x2

january 2022

06nov(nov 6)9:00 am16jan(jan 16)5:00 pmMark Stalnaker: Fine Lines Exhbit

02dec(dec 2)9:00 am06jan(jan 6)8:00 pmStuart Simpson and Mary Paige Huey: Carved in Stone x2

 


Exhibiting Your Work in the Library

The library highly values artists and their work. During each year’s open call, artists and organizations are invited to submit proposals for the next year’s exhibits. 

Proposals for exhibits in 2022 will be accepted March 1-May 15, 2021. All applicants will be notified by June 1, 2021.

If you are considering submitting a proposal for an exhibit in 2022, please look over these documents:

And then beginning March 1, you will be able to submit a proposal in one of two ways: online or by mail/hand delivery. (Please note that there is no advantage to submitting proposals early; proposals received March 1 are given the same consideration as those received May 15.)

  • Online (strongly preferred). From March 1-May 15, 2021, you will be able to submit a proposal and easily upload your images on the web using Submittable. You can create a free Submittable account in order to submit your proposal online. Read more about Submittable here or click below to visit the Submittable site.
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  • By Mail or Hand-delivery (for those who cannot do electronic submissions). Open and print a copy of the Proposal for 2022 Art Exhibit at Georgetown Public Library form and then mail or hand-deliver it with up to six printed images attached. Your printed proposal form and printed images must be received in the library between March 1 and May 15, whether mailed or hand-delivered. If you would like a MS Word version of the form, contact Dana Hendrix (see below). The library’s address is 402 W. 8th Street, Georgetown, Texas 78626.

Emailed forms and images are not accepted. If you are able to submit your proposal electronically (the preferred method), please do so through Submittable.

Proposals for art exhibits in the Georgetown Public Library require the same information whether they are submitted online or on paper:

  • Proposed exhibit title
  • Description of proposed exhibit concept
  • Exhibit locations you would prefer (second floor Bridge Gallery, second floor Hall Gallery, or first floor Cafe Gallery, which includes the wall near the public use computers and two walls by the Red Poppy Coffee Co. counter)
  • Up to six images of your work
  • The URL to your website (optional)
  • A description of your artwork in general
  • A little about your art background, with the option to upload or attach a resume
  • Your availability to install and remove an exhibit in any given month of the year

Proposals that are not selected may be considered in the case of future cancellations.

Thank you for your interest in exhibiting your work at Georgetown Public Library!

Please contact Dana Hendrix, Adult Services Librarian, at dana.hendrix@georgetown.org or 512-930-3624 with any questions.