Requests to Exhibit

Information for Exhibitors

The Deep River Library Arts Committee invites applications to exhibit from residents of Ontario with preference being given to artists residing in the upper Ottawa Valley region, artists with historical ties to that same area and art works judged to be of regional interest.

The opportunities for solo and joint exhibitions are limited and are considered as space and scheduling permits.  Exhibits are booked several months to two years in advance.

Art shows are held in the program room of the Deep River Public Library.  The Program room has 2000 sq. ft. (186 sq, m) of floor space surrounded by 135 linear feet by 8 feet high of white wall space for exhibiting wall art.  The room is located on the lower floor of the library with windows facing north-east.  Track lighting is available to accent art work.  Tables are available for displaying three dimensional artworks, and large items, for example full size quilts can be hung throughout the room from the suspended ceiling tracks.  For the program room layout drawings see the following links:

Program Room Plan

Program Room Walls

The program room is a multi-purpose room that is open to members of the public during most library hours.  At other times and during exhibitions, the program room may be used for other library sponsored activities that are compatible with the exhibition, e.g. bridge games, meetings, exercise classes, etc.  Ordinarily, this limits the exhibits to wall art and to three dimensional works having minimal encroachment on the floor space however at certain times of the year and subject to prior arrangement with the library, the program room can be made available for exclusive use enabling the entire room to be used for an art exhibition.

Shows run typically for two week periods.

All submissions must include the following:

  • A proposal for the intended show, a description of the artwork and a tentative title.
  • Approximately 10 images in electronic format that are representative of the intended show accompanied by a list of the images, the medium, titles and dimensions of the works.
  • Artists resume.
  • Artist’s statement.
  • Application form.

All submissions will be acknowledged within 30 days.  The submissions become the property of the Deep River Library Arts Committee.

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