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Richard Salter Storrs Library Art Exhibit Policy

The Richard Salter Storrs Library welcomes local artists to exhibit their work in the library.  Approximately 56 feet of picture rail is available for exhibits in the Betty Ann Low Meeting Room.  

The artwork will meet acceptable community standards.

An Art Exhibit Application must be filled out and returned to the library.  All exhibits must be approved by the Library Director before they are installed.  The Richard Salter Storrs Library reserves the right to accept or reject the contents of a proposed exhibit.

Reservations will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be reserved for one calendar month.  Reservations may not be made more than one year in advance.

Artists may display a small sign in the space provided on the wall in the Betty Ann Low Room providing their name, a short bio, and contact information.

The artist is responsible for installation and removal of the exhibit in a timely manner.  Artwork may only be displayed using the picture rail.  The Richard Salter Storrs Library will supply picture hooks.

The Richard Salter Storrs Library reserves the right to remove an exhibit that has been left beyond the reservation period.

The Richard Salter Storrs Library assumes no responsibility for the preservation, protection, or possible damage or theft of any item exhibited.  All exhibitors will sign a form that releases the Richard Salter Storrs Library from any responsibility for exhibited items.

Permission to exhibit art work at the Richard Salter Storrs Library does not constitute an endorsement by the Library, Staff, or the Board of Directors.

The artist represents and warrants that the artist is the sole and exclusive author of the work, and that the artist has not violated any other party’s copyright in the artist’s creation and/or derivation of the work.  In the event that a third party holds the Richard Salter Storrs Library liable for copyright infringement as a result of the Richard Salter Storrs Library’s display of the work, the artist shall indemnify and hold harmless the Richard Salter Storrs Library.

***Please submit digital photos of your work for promotional purposes.   Photos will be used in printed flyers and on our website.   Files should be in .jpeg or .png format.

Art Reception Policy

Optional Artist receptions are provided for a fee of $25.00 which will cover one reception per artist exhibit.

Receptions will take place on a prearranged evening during the exhibit period between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.  

The Richard Salter Storrs Library is responsible for providing the following:

  • Light refreshments (no alcohol)
  • Paper goods
  • Room set up/take down

The Artist is responsible for: 

  • Inviting guests and promoting the reception
  • Invitations
  • Any additional food and/or non-alcoholic beverages

The artist should be aware that personal invitations are the most effective way to attract guests.  If an artist is serious about having a reception, they should create invitations for family, friends and neighbors.

The Richard Salter Storrs Library will advertise the reception on behalf of the artist through the local newspaper, the Library’s website and electronic newsletter.