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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 to see an image and find additional information about the exhibit.

september 2019

sun23jun(jun 23)9:00 amfri20sep(sep 20)6:00 pmTexas Society of Sculptors 12th Annual Summer Show(june 23) 9:00 am - (september 20) 6:00 pm

mon26aug(aug 26)9:00 amsun22sep(sep 22)6:00 pmExhibit: Classical Works: Watercolor Paintings After Classical Artists in History(august 26) 9:00 am - (september 22) 6:00 pm

sat31aug(aug 31)9:00 ammon23sep(sep 23)8:00 pmSun City Photography Club: Williamson County Through the Lens(august 31) 9:00 am - (september 23) 8:00 pm

fri27sep(sep 27)9:00 amsat26oct(oct 26)6:00 pmArt Hop XII9:00 am - (october 26) 6:00 pm

sat28sep2:00 pmsat3:15 pmReception: Art Hop XII2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

october 2019

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

tue29oct(oct 29)9:00 amsat07dec(dec 7)6:00 pmGary Nowlin: TEXAS, naturally! Landscapes Near and Far9:00 am - (december 7) 6:00 pm

november 2019

tue29oct(oct 29)9:00 amsat07dec(dec 7)6:00 pmGary Nowlin: TEXAS, naturally! Landscapes Near and Far(october 29) 9:00 am - (december 7) 6:00 pm

december 2019

tue29oct(oct 29)9:00 amsat07dec(dec 7)6:00 pmGary Nowlin: TEXAS, naturally! Landscapes Near and Far(october 29) 9:00 am - (december 7) 6:00 pm

mon09dec(dec 9)9:00 amsun12jan(jan 12)6:00 pmWaterloo Watercolor Group: Tell Me a Story...Art as Narrative9:00 am - (january 12) 6:00 pm

january 2020

mon09dec(dec 9)9:00 amsun12jan(jan 12)6:00 pmWaterloo Watercolor Group: Tell Me a Story...Art as Narrative(december 9) 9:00 am - (january 12) 6:00 pm

wed15jan(jan 15)9:00 amsat22feb(feb 22)5:00 pmHelena Conti-Hatch: Art With Enthusiasm9:00 am - (february 22) 5:00 pm

sun26jan2:00 pmsun4:00 pmArtist Reception for Helena Conti-Hatch2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

mon27jan6:00 pmmon8:00 pmElements of Art Class with Helena Conti-Hatch6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

february 2020

wed15jan(jan 15)9:00 amsat22feb(feb 22)5:00 pmHelena Conti-Hatch: Art With Enthusiasm(january 15) 9:00 am - (february 22) 5:00 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 were accepted March 1-May 15, 2019 for exhibits in 2020, and all applicants have been notified.

Proposals for exhibits in 2021 will be accepted March 1-May 15, 2020, and applicants will be notified by June 1, 2020. If you plan to submit a proposal for an exhibit in 2021, 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, 2020, you will be able to submit a proposal and easily upload your images on the web using Submittable. You will need to create a free Submittable account in order to submit your proposal online. You can read more about Submittable here.
  • Mailed or Hand-delivered (alternative option): Beginning March 1, 2020, you will be able to download and print a proposal form from this page, 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 by May 15 mail or hand-delivery. Proposals cannot be submitted by email, and original artwork will not be accepted. You can download the 2020 proposal form here as an example:  Proposal for 2020 Art Exhibit at Georgetown Public Library

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, including 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 2020

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

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



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