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Art Gallery

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

Dorothy Reavis; Native Georgia Artist and Art Educator

I am a native Georgia artist, born in Marietta. I have spent the past 12 years teaching as an art teacher, but I am currently working as a fine artist and public artist full time in the metropolitan area. I love art; teaching it, living it, and sharing it with others. My work is central to figurative and portrait studies, using a myriad of materials and combining realism and expressive practices. Over the course of my career, I've learned to keep the artwork limitless; not to always follow traditional rules and look for opportunity of growth within every artwork. I am currently revisiting Still Life studies, animals, and illustration to create a breadth of playful artworks that may appeal to different audiences. My artworks are thematic in color and expressiveness but differentiated in subject matter and materials.
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