All hanging artwork must be suspended from a rail using picture wire. Average sized, framed pieces or canvases should be wire-backed; pieces that are large or deep tend to lean out from the wall, but will hang better with either eyehooks or d-rings installed near the top. We can discuss additional strategies to ensure your work hangs properly. A gallery floor plan with measurements is available upon request.
Artists may submit work in any media; however, artists may be asked to provide pedestals or other display materials required for three-dimensional artwork or artwork that requires special installation. Artists selected for exhibition will be responsible for delivery and retrieval of their artwork and must assist with installation. The artist will also be responsible for framing and any costs incurred to ensure that the artwork is exhibition ready on installation day.
Site installation is a key task for a successful exhibition. On installation day, the artist is responsible to assist with the on-site installation which includes hanging pieces on the walls or displaying 3D items in pedestal casings. The artist will work with library gallery technicians to install the artwork and the technicians will set up the lighting and technical equipment.
Phoenix Public Library will carefully identify the appropriate method for publicizing art exhibits.
Artists are encouraged to provide contact information for sales inquiries. The artist is responsible for conducting the sale of any work directly with the buyer, not through library staff.
For additional information or questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602-534-7854 (for TTY dial 7-1-1).