Exhibits

The library building is currently closed to the public, but staff are offering curbside pickup of previously reserved items Monday-Friday 10-noon and 2-6, and Saturday 10-noon and 2-5.

Please call the library at 512.930.3551 or email us at library@georgetown.org for more information.

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 by local arts groups.

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 we have been 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. You can click on each exhibit title to see an image and find additional information about the exhibit.

december 2020

03nov(nov 3)9:00 am17jan(jan 17)5:00 pmLeslie Kell: Come Closer Exhibit

03nov(nov 3)9:00 am18mar(mar 18)5:00 pmSally Gradle: Follow the Thread Exhibit

january 2021

03nov(nov 3)9:00 am17jan(jan 17)5:00 pmLeslie Kell: Come Closer Exhibit

03nov(nov 3)9:00 am18mar(mar 18)5:00 pmSally Gradle: Follow the Thread Exhibit

21jan(jan 21)1:00 am18feb(feb 18)1:00 amStuart Simpson and Mary Paige Huey: Carved in Stone x2

21jan(jan 21)9:00 am20mar(mar 20)5:00 pmMark Stalnaker: Fine Lines Exhbit

february 2021

03nov(nov 3)9:00 am18mar(mar 18)5:00 pmSally Gradle: Follow the Thread Exhibit

21jan(jan 21)1:00 am18feb(feb 18)1:00 amStuart Simpson and Mary Paige Huey: Carved in Stone x2

21jan(jan 21)9:00 am20mar(mar 20)5:00 pmMark Stalnaker: Fine Lines Exhbit

march 2021

03nov(nov 3)9:00 am18mar(mar 18)5:00 pmSally Gradle: Follow the Thread Exhibit

21jan(jan 21)9:00 am20mar(mar 20)5:00 pmMark Stalnaker: Fine Lines Exhbit

23mar(mar 23)1:00 am03apr(apr 3)1:00 amGISD Annual Student Art Show

april 2021

23mar(mar 23)1:00 am03apr(apr 3)1:00 amGISD Annual Student Art Show

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

may 2021

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

12may(may 12)9:00 am13jun(jun 13)5:00 pmSue Bishop Spahn and Lisa L. Miller: Points in Time Exhibit

june 2021

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

12may(may 12)9:00 am13jun(jun 13)5:00 pmSue Bishop Spahn and Lisa L. Miller: Points in Time Exhibit

16jun(jun 16)1:00 am18jul(jul 18)1:00 amDiane Sandlin and Sam Elkins: In Our Own Company . . . a Conversation in Warp, Weft, Paint and Line

16jun(jun 16)1:00 am22aug(aug 22)1:00 amEllen Greeney: Joy in the World

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

july 2021

16jun(jun 16)1:00 am18jul(jul 18)1:00 amDiane Sandlin and Sam Elkins: In Our Own Company . . . a Conversation in Warp, Weft, Paint and Line

16jun(jun 16)1:00 am22aug(aug 22)1:00 amEllen Greeney: Joy in the World

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: Joy in the World

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

september 2021

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

 


Exhibiting Your Work in the Library

The library highly values artists and their work. During each years 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 when the call is open, you will be able to submit a proposal in one of two ways: online or by mail/hand delivery.

  • Online (strongly preferred). From March 1-May 15, 2021, from this page 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.
     
  • Mailed or Hand-delivered (for those who cannot do electronic submissions). From this page, you will be able to print a proposal 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.
  • Emailed forms or 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.