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 by local arts groups.

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

Each year from 2014-2017 the library received the Silver award for “Best Place to View Art” in the Best of Georgetown Awards, and in 2018 we were proud to receive the Gold award for 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 for an image and additional information.

december

mon03dec(dec 3)12:00 amfri28(dec 28)11:59 pmExhibit: Central Texas Pastel Society: Celebrate 20 Years of Brilliant Color!12:00 am - 11:59 pm (28)

mon03dec(dec 3)9:00 amfri28(dec 28)6:00 pmExhibit: Susan Hoppenworth: Elevate9:00 am - 6:00 pm (28)

mon31dec(dec 31)9:00 amfri25jan(jan 25)6:00 pmExhibit: Curly Clark: Trilogy: Freedom - Peace - Wisdom9:00 am - (january 25) 6:00 pm

january

mon31dec(dec 31)9:00 amfri25jan(jan 25)6:00 pmExhibit: Curly Clark: Trilogy: Freedom - Peace - Wisdom(december 31) 9:00 am - (january 25) 6:00 pm

thu03jansun01marRobert Rosamond: Longhorns and Lobsters: Watercolors of Texas and Maine9:00 am - (march 1) 6:00 pm

sun06jan2:00 pmsun4:00 pmArtist Reception for Curly Clark2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

tue22jan6:00 pmArtist Talk by Curly Clark6:00 pm

mon28janfri01marStuart Wallace: Future Artifacts of Sprawl & Sting9:00 am - (march 1) 6:00 pm

february

thu03jansun01marRobert Rosamond: Longhorns and Lobsters: Watercolors of Texas and Maine(january 3) 9:00 am - (march 1) 6:00 pm

mon28janfri01marStuart Wallace: Future Artifacts of Sprawl & Sting(january 28) 9:00 am - (march 1) 6:00 pm

sun03feb3:00 pmsun5:00 pmArtist Reception for Stuart Wallace3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

march

thu03jansun01marRobert Rosamond: Longhorns and Lobsters: Watercolors of Texas and Maine(january 3) 9:00 am - (march 1) 6:00 pm

mon28janfri01marStuart Wallace: Future Artifacts of Sprawl & Sting(january 28) 9:00 am - (march 1) 6:00 pm

sun03mar(mar 3)9:00 amsat30(mar 30)6:00 pmRobby Schlesinger: Defining Beauty9:00 am - 6:00 pm (30)

april

thu03jansun01marRobert Rosamond: Longhorns and Lobsters: Watercolors of Texas and Maine(january 3) 9:00 am - (march 1) 6:00 pm

tue02apr(apr 2)9:00 amthu11(apr 11)6:00 pmGISD: Annual Student Art Exhibit9:00 am - 6:00 pm (11)

sun14apr(apr 14)9:00 amfri10may(may 10)6:00 pmPam Jernigan: Diversity of Textile Art9:00 am - (may 10) 6:00 pm

may

thu03jansun01marRobert Rosamond: Longhorns and Lobsters: Watercolors of Texas and Maine(january 3) 9:00 am - (march 1) 6:00 pm

sun14apr(apr 14)9:00 amfri10may(may 10)6:00 pmPam Jernigan: Diversity of Textile Art(april 14) 9:00 am - (may 10) 6:00 pm

sun12may(may 12)9:00 amfri14jun(jun 14)6:00 pmJ. U. Salvant: The World is My Garden9:00 am - (june 14) 6:00 pm

june

thu03jansun01marRobert Rosamond: Longhorns and Lobsters: Watercolors of Texas and Maine(january 3) 9:00 am - (march 1) 6:00 pm

sun12may(may 12)9:00 amfri14jun(jun 14)6:00 pmJ. U. Salvant: The World is My Garden(may 12) 9:00 am - (june 14) 6:00 pm

sun16jun(jun 16)9:00 amfri19jul(jul 19)6:00 pmJan Frazier: The Beauty All Around Us9:00 am - (july 19) 6:00 pm

sun23jun(jun 23)9:00 amfri20sep(sep 20)6:00 pmTexas Society of Sculptors Annual Summer Show9:00 am - (september 20) 6:00 pm

july

thu03jansun01marRobert Rosamond: Longhorns and Lobsters: Watercolors of Texas and Maine(january 3) 9:00 am - (march 1) 6:00 pm

sun16jun(jun 16)9:00 amfri19jul(jul 19)6:00 pmJan Frazier: The Beauty All Around Us(june 16) 9:00 am - (july 19) 6:00 pm

sun23jun(jun 23)9:00 amfri20sep(sep 20)6:00 pmTexas Society of Sculptors Annual Summer Show(june 23) 9:00 am - (september 20) 6:00 pm

sun21jul(jul 21)9:00 amfri23aug(aug 23)6:00 pmGeorgetown Photographers' Exhibit9:00 am - (august 23) 6:00 pm

august

thu03jansun01marRobert Rosamond: Longhorns and Lobsters: Watercolors of Texas and Maine(january 3) 9:00 am - (march 1) 6:00 pm

sun23jun(jun 23)9:00 amfri20sep(sep 20)6:00 pmTexas Society of Sculptors Annual Summer Show(june 23) 9:00 am - (september 20) 6:00 pm

sun21jul(jul 21)9:00 amfri23aug(aug 23)6:00 pmGeorgetown Photographers' Exhibit(july 21) 9:00 am - (august 23) 6:00 pm

mon26aug(aug 26)9:00 ammon23sep(sep 23)6:00 pmPursuing Topics9:00 am - (september 23) 6:00 pm

september

thu03jansun01marRobert Rosamond: Longhorns and Lobsters: Watercolors of Texas and Maine(january 3) 9:00 am - (march 1) 6:00 pm

sun23jun(jun 23)9:00 amfri20sep(sep 20)6:00 pmTexas Society of Sculptors Annual Summer Show(june 23) 9:00 am - (september 20) 6:00 pm

mon26aug(aug 26)9:00 ammon23sep(sep 23)6:00 pmPursuing Topics(august 26) 9:00 am - (september 23) 6:00 pm

fri27sep(sep 27)9:00 amsat26oct(oct 26)6:00 pmArt Hop9:00 am - (october 26) 6:00 pm

october

thu03jansun01marRobert Rosamond: Longhorns and Lobsters: Watercolors of Texas and Maine(january 3) 9:00 am - (march 1) 6:00 pm

fri27sep(sep 27)9:00 amsat26oct(oct 26)6:00 pmArt Hop(september 27) 9:00 am - (october 26) 6:00 pm

tue29oct(oct 29)9:00 amsat07dec(dec 7)6:00 pmGary Nowlin: Texas Landscapes - No Cows, No Bluebonnets9:00 am - (december 7) 6:00 pm

november

thu03jansun01marRobert Rosamond: Longhorns and Lobsters: Watercolors of Texas and Maine(january 3) 9:00 am - (march 1) 6:00 pm

tue29oct(oct 29)9:00 amsat07dec(dec 7)6:00 pmGary Nowlin: Texas Landscapes - No Cows, No Bluebonnets(october 29) 9:00 am - (december 7) 6:00 pm

december

thu03jansun01marRobert Rosamond: Longhorns and Lobsters: Watercolors of Texas and Maine(january 3) 9:00 am - (march 1) 6:00 pm

tue29oct(oct 29)9:00 amsat07dec(dec 7)6:00 pmGary Nowlin: Texas Landscapes - No Cows, No Bluebonnets(october 29) 9:00 am - (december 7) 6:00 pm

mon09dec(dec 9)9:00 amfri10jan(jan 10)6:00 pmWaterloo Watercolor Group: Tell Me a Story...Art as Narrative9:00 am - (january 10) 6:00 pm

january

thu03jansun01marRobert Rosamond: Longhorns and Lobsters: Watercolors of Texas and Maine9:00 am - (march 1) 6:00 pm

mon09dec(dec 9)9:00 amfri10jan(jan 10)6:00 pmWaterloo Watercolor Group: Tell Me a Story...Art as Narrative(december 9) 9:00 am - (january 10) 6:00 pm


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 will be accepted March 1-May 15, 2019 for exhibits in 2020.

If you plan to submit a proposal, 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.

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 consider (second floor Bridge and Hall, or first floor walls near the Red Poppy Coffee Co., including the wall near the public use computers)
  • 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 2020

Calendar Year 2020*
Call for Entries March 1-May 15, 2019
Applicants Notified June 1, 2019
*Proposals that are not selected may be considered in the case of cancellations.

Calendar Year 2019*
Call for Entries March 1-May 15, 2018
Applicants Notified June 1, 2018

Feel free to contact Dana Hendrix, Fine Arts Librarian, at dana.hendrix@georgetown.org or 512-930-3624 with questions.