The Hingham Public Library is pleased to invite applications for exhibitions in the Clemens and Dolphin Galleries located in the Library’s main lobby
Applications may be
submitted at any time. The Clemens Gallery is the Library’s showcase for smaller shows.
It is also the place for community artists, particularly those without the reputations or
resources that would enable them to exhibit at art museums or commercial galleries, to
show their work. The Dolphin Gallery is the Library’s venue for larger shows and established artists.Collectively, the exhibits aim to reflect a variety of media, styles, cultural viewpoints, and levels of artistic experience. At this time, the Library doesn’t have secure exhibit cases necessary for smaller 3-D art work. Exhibitors
are not charged for use of the facilities. However, the Library does receive a 25% sales
commission from any items sold during a show.
The Gallery applications are reviewed by the Library Director and/or designated staff. Responses to applications typically are made within 30 days.The Library also partners with the North River Arts Society in Marshfield to program
approximately half of the Dolphin Gallery’s exhibits. These shows are selected solely by
the North River Arts Society. Exhibits generally run for 30-60 days. Exhibit duration is
determined by the Hingham Public Library.
The Clemens Gallery is located in the lobby to the right of the main entrance and its
dimensions are 24 feet long with a 7 foot ceiling. The Dolphin Gallery is located to the left of the
main entrance and its dimensions are 48 feet with a 7 feet, 5 inch ceiling. Both galleries have a preinstalled hanging system and adjustable dedicated lighting.The artist is responsible for hanging the show on the Library’s pre-installed hardware. Artists should familiarize themselves with the features and limitations of the gallery space before submitting an application. No nails, thumbtacks, adhesives, etc. may be used directly on the walls unless the Library Director has approved an exception.
The Hingham Public Library is not responsible for the safety and care of works displayed. Exhibitors may wish to explore insurance options through their agents. Exhibitors must provide the Library Director with a list of the title, size, media and the
price of the work to be exhibited along with personal contact information at least 1
week prior to the show.A nominal commission of 25% is charged on the sale of works exhibited in the Library’s
galleries for Library sponsored shows. Buyers will complete a purchase form and pay the
Hingham Public Library for the art work selected. The Library will identify the piece as
sold and it remains in the exhibit until its conclusion. Within 10 days of the show’s
completion, the Library’s Business Office will issue the artist a check for the sold item(s)
less the Library’s 25% commission. Sales from exhibits organized and operated by the
North River Arts Society are subject to the prevailing commission structure maintained
by the organization. Paintings, prints, drawings and photographs must be suitably framed and wired.
Absolutely no nails, thumbtacks, adhesives, pushpins, etc. can be used on the walls. Labels may be adhered to the frame of the work, or applied to the walls only with a low-tack adhesive label or low-tack blue painter’s masking tape.Exhibitors will install and take down their own shows. Exhibits are changed on Fridays when the Library is closed.Opening receptions are optional and may take place during regular library hours. Receptions must end at least a half-hour before the Library’s closing time on the day
selected. The artist is responsible for creating and mailing reception invitations. The
Library does not underwrite any of the artist’s cost of exhibiting.
Your signature indications you have read and accept the above terms and provisions.
Please include 10 images that are JPEG, 300 DPI, and a maximum size of 8 inches by 10 inches.
Images from the site must be available for download and not copy protected.
[Artist Name], owner of the art work listed and attached hereto
(“Owner”) permits the Hingham Public Library to locate, hang, and display the art works
listed and attached hereto which are owned by me. In consideration for the opportunity
to display the Owner’s art, the Owner releases the Hingham Public Library, its officers,
employees, agents, and volunteers, and the Town of Hingham, MA from any and all
liability for the future loss of, theft of, damage to, or destruction of the art works listed below regardless of who or what may have caused or contributed to the loss, theft, damage or destruction.
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