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.

october 2021

01octAll Day30ART HOP XIV

09oct2:00 am3:15 pmART HOP XIV Progressive Reception and Awards

november 2021

02novAll Day12decWaterloo Watercolor Group: Better Together Exhibit

02nov(nov 2)9:00 am16jan(jan 16)5:00 pmMark Stalnaker: Fine Lines Exhibit

05nov4:00 pm6:00 pmMark Stalnaker: Fine Lines Reception

14nov2:00 pm4:00 pmWaterloo Watercolor Group: Better Together Reception

december 2021

02novAll Day12decWaterloo Watercolor Group: Better Together Exhibit

02nov(nov 2)9:00 am16jan(jan 16)5:00 pmMark Stalnaker: Fine Lines Exhibit

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

15decAll Day16janRobert Douglass: My Life in Trees and Towers on the Plains

january 2022

02nov(nov 2)9:00 am16jan(jan 16)5:00 pmMark Stalnaker: Fine Lines Exhibit

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

15decAll Day16janRobert Douglass: My Life in Trees and Towers on the Plains

 


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 2023 will be accepted March 1-May 15, 2022. All applicants will be notified by June 1, 2022.

If you are considering submitting a proposal for an exhibit in 2023, 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, 2022, 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). The Proposal for 2022 Art Exhibit at Georgetown Public Library form will be available on this web page by March 1, 2022. Artist will be able to choose whether to 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, Technical Services Librarian, at dana.hendrix@georgetown.org or 512-930-3624 with any questions.