The purpose of the Art Gallery of the Cartersville Public Library are to present exhibits to stimulate the appreciation and knowledge of art; introduce and encourage local artists; and reach non-traditional library patrons. The Art Gallery space is the hallway between the main reception area and the administrative offices of the Cartersville Library. Equal opportunity to exhibit is extended to all Georgia artists, with Bartow County artists receiving preference. Exhibits will be considered in regard to artistic expression, subject, style, medium, intended audience, community relevance, genre, and ease of installation. Exhibits will consist of original art by local artists, either individuals or groups and exhibits in support of special library programming. A community standard may be applied due to the diverse age range served by the Library.

Applying for Exhibition:

Applications for the use of Art Gallery space are available at each library branch. Interested artists will complete the Art Gallery Application and Agreement to Exhibit form. This signed application and a list of items to be displayed must submitted prior to set-up of the exhibit.

Artists will submit print or digital photographs or examples of their work to the Gallery Committee. The resulting exhibit will consist of the artist’s original work and be representative of the items accepted by the Committee. If giclees or prints of the artist’s work are included they should be labeled as such. Reproductions or copies of masters or of widely circulated photographs or prints are not acceptable. The Art Gallery Committee chair and the Library Director reserve the right to excuse pieces from display they may deem inappropriate.

Featured Artist

My name is Hayley Nicole Howell. I am twenty-eight years old and I live in Cartersville, GA with my mom, Kimberly, my father Michael, but sometimes he likes to go by Carl, my sister Melissa and her three sons Jaeson, Kayson, and Gracson. I have an older brother, Justin, who lives in Gainesville, GA with his wife Savannah, and their kids: Emmaleigh, Easton, Iane, and little Korbyn. I attended South Central and Woodland Middle School and then finally graduated from Woodland High School.
I was born on September 8, 1992 with Autism and ADHD. It was a pain growing up like that, but I managed thanks to the love and support of my family and friends. I enjoy reading whether it is a chapter book or a comic book. I also play video games, mostly fantasy and role playing games. The movies I personally enjoy are the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World, Chicken Run, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Memoirs of a Geisha, and a lot of Disney movies.
I started painting different things after seeing my Grandmother and my mom do it for a while. I even make my own jewelry, drawings, and fanfictions. It makes me so happy to share my creations with everyone! The materials I use for my paintings are fast drying paint since it’s easier to use on a different sized canvas like 8×10, 11×14, or even 24×30…just to name a few sizes. I also use pastel paint when I do other paintings like when I draw people or landscapes. It does take some time for the paint to dry when color pouring, but the end results are worth it! I use different tools to make it interesting such as a noodle strainer, cake decorating spatulas, pieces of string, glitter, stars, and stencils for animals and letters with different colors on the painting.
I really enjoy painting. It relaxes me whenever I feel stressed out or bored; but mostly to see people smile and happy to see my artwork, which makes me happy as well. And I hope to make even better paintings for everyone to enjoy and love.
That’s really everything about my artwork, and a little about myself. If you want to know more, please don’t worry. You can ask me anything <3

Hayley Nicole Howell

Highlights from the past

The Cartersville Public Library has been very fortunate to host so many fabulous local and Georgia artists since 2005. Bartow native, Walt Floyd, was the first artist to exhibit in the Gallery – just in time for the grand opening of our new facility.