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 Artists

Trisha Moran

A self-taught artist, Trisha Moran has a fervent love to express life through art. Born in Saigon, Viet Nam, Trisha was influenced at early age through a private art teacher (a friend of her father). The teacher taught her watercolor for 6 months. In 1980, Trisha Moran left Viet Nam by boat to Pulau Galang refugee camp. There, Trisha taught Art for refugee kids for 9 months. In 1982, Trisha had Fashion Design & Fashion Merchandising degree in West Valley College in San Jose, California. Survivor of two marriages, Trisha brought up three decent kids (now grown up good citizens). The youngest kid is an artist herself: Tracey Nguyen. Tracey Nguyen had won lot of awards through her high school years in Cape Henlopen in Delaware. Tracey Nguyen‘s art has been selling through Anime convention every month through out some states up to this date.

Trisha is a bird lover; she used to have an aviary of more than 2000 birds ranging from finches, doves, pigeons, parakeets, lovebirds, cockatiels, parrotlets, quakers, conures, amazons, and cockatoos.

Life has its own surprises. Twenty-five years of eventful transformation led Trisha back to art, her primary passion. Her fervor for painting flora and fauna has manifested itself through prolific expressions of art on canvas, wood, glass, fabric, and varying media. Since 2012, Ms. Trisha has worked in mixed media watercolor, acrylic, black pencils, and color pencils. Trisha has painted mostly flowers, birds, and butterflies. Trisha also has been creating intricate doilies in American & Japanese crochet style.

Trisha’s art has been exhibited in Delaware College in Delaware and Delaware State Fair in Delaware, where she won first and third prizes. In 2013, Trisha’s art was displayed and sold in Milford Art Gallery in Delaware. In 2015, her art was displayed and sold in Tucker Art Gallery in Georgia.

Trisha Moran is living in Cartersville, Georgia.

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.