The primary purpose of the Provo City Library art galleries is to enrich the Library experience of the Provo City Library patrons.
The Library gallery managers and the Library Director are responsible for the selection of Library gallery exhibits. The Library seeks appropriate exhibits with the goal of creating a historical, cultural, and educational environment within the Provo City Library. Special consideration will be given to works of art produced by local artists. Any decision made about art exhibited in the Library galleries can be reviewed by or appealed to the Library Board of Directors.
Artists and art organizations are encouraged to apply to exhibit in the Library galleries. Owners of artwork with local community interest, or historical significance are also encouraged to apply. Proposals will be considered by Library staff. All proposals must follow the procedures established by the Library.
Local artists and art organizations, from amateur to professional, are invited to exhibit. The gallery will focus primarily on two-dimensional works.
Considerations used in selecting exhibits include:
- Quality of artwork
- Overall community interest
- Historical prominence or significance of artist or arts organization
- Relevance to Library programs
- Dates of previous Library exhibits by the same artist, lender, or organization
- Dates of previous Library exhibitions of similar items or topics
- Special needs, costs, or requests associated with proposed exhibits
Cancellation of Exhibits
The Library reserves the right to cancel any exhibit should unforeseen conditions or situations arise.
Exhibition Presentation, Installation, and Dismantling
Two-dimensional artwork must be suitably framed and ready for hanging. Unframed artwork will not be exhibited without specific permission of a gallery manager. The artist/lender of three-dimensional works of art must provide pedestals, display cases, or platforms as needed, which must be approved prior to installation by a gallery manager.
Typical exhibits will run eight to twelve weeks. A gallery manager shall supervise the set-up and removal of all exhibits. All works of art must remain on display until the closing of the exhibition. Any costs associated with special installation or display needs (such as special lighting) must be pre-approved by a gallery manager and borne by the artist/lender.
Artist/lenders must remove artwork from the Library no later than two days after the end of the exhibit unless the artist/lender has made written arrangements with a gallery manger prior to the exhibit.
All sales are the responsibility of the artist/lender. Artists/lenders should provide the gallery manager with an information sheet which includes contact information no larger than 8 1/2 X 11". The gallery manager will keep this information on file or display as the manager deems appropriate.
Artists/lenders may price and sell works on display. All sales inquiries will be referred to the artist/lender. The Library will not facilitate or accept payments for artwork. All works of art must remain on display in the gallery, even if sold, until the exhibit closes.
The Library cannot be responsible for reimbursement or replacement of lost, stolen, or damaged items and does not insure exhibits. The Library encourages the artist/lender to obtain a rider on his or her insurance policy for the duration of the exhibit. The artists/lenders will be required to complete and sign a waiver/release of Library liability before any works of art are exhibited.
Board of Directors
Provo City Library
Approved May 9, 2001
Revised & Approved June 13, 2001
Revised & Approved November 8, 2023