NPL Exhibit Application
The Nampa Public Library is pleased to offer individuals, groups or organizations the opportunity to display their artwork/exhibits. This information is intended to encourage equitable access to artists in the Treasure Valley area.
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This is the area in the Nampa Library Lobby which shows how the art is displayed.
Goals of the exhibits
To support community cultural and artistic activities
To encourage individuals to contribute to the appreciation of the arts
To broaden horizons by presenting a wide range of art, collections or displays
To nourish intellectual, aesthetic and creative growth
To reach non-traditional library patrons
Selection of exhibits
All exhibits will be considered in terms of the criteria listed below. Responsibility for the selection of exhibits resides with the Nampa Public Library Art Committee. The Library does not accept responsibility for ensuring that all points of view are represented in any single display. Granting of permission to display materials does not imply Library endorsement of content or points of view.
The following categories will be considered when approving exhibits:
• Artist’s original work
• Subject, style and technique suitable for intended audience
• Artistic expression
• Historical or regional relevance
• Appropriateness to special events, anniversaries, holidays, etc.
• Relation to other events or exhibits in the community
• Representation of an influential movement, genre, trend, or national culture
• Attention of viewers and public
• Ease of installation
Applying for exhibit space
All potential exhibitors must complete an exhibit application to be submitted to the Nampa Public Library Art Committee. Exhibits by the Nampa Public Library will be given first priority for display. The Art Committee will request that all pieces proposed for exhibit be submitted for review. The preferred form of submittal is digital (jpg). Decisions of the Art Committee are final.
Exhibits are scheduled after review and approval by the Art Committee. Individuals using the Library’s exhibit spaces may not install their works prior to the dates on which their space reservations begin.
Exhibitors should recognize that the Library is a public building used by a large number of people. Neither the City of Nampa nor the Nampa Public Library will be responsible for any damage or loss that may occur during setup and removal or during the time the exhibit is displayed.
Each artist is responsible for hanging his/her own work and taking down the same when the exhibit has ended. The artist must schedule the installation and removal date and time with the library. If an artist fails to remove artwork on or before the specified date the artist will not be allowed exhibit space in the future. Costs incurred by the Nampa Public Library for dismantling and/or storage of exhibits will be borne by the artist/exhibitor.
Exhibits must conform to the space restrictions of the exhibit areas provided.
Artwork hanging in the lobby exhibit space must have a black backing attached.
Nampa Public Library does not allow solicitation or selling of items in the library. Art may be purchased directly from the artist but only outside the library. The artist’s name and contact information may be made available. No price tags may be affixed to the works exhibited or pricing lists distributed in the library.
The library will have a standing sign near the exhibit describing the artwork. Artist will provide the library with pertinent information to be displayed.
All publicity concerning the exhibits must be approved by the Library.
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