The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Call to Artists: Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library

WHAT: Applications Open for Hosmer Gallery 2019 season
WHEN: Application Period runs May 14 through June 15, 2018
WHERE: Forbes Library Hosmer Gallery 20 West Street Northampton, MA.

Western Massachusetts artists in all media are eligible!

From May 14 through June 15, 2018, artists may apply to exhibit their work in the Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library next year. Submissions are due by June 15, 2018. Exhibits will take place between December 2018 and December 2019.

Forbes is celebrating its 125th year in 2019. In honor of this anniversary, some historical materials from the library archives will be displayed in the Gallery, alongside the work of local artists that are the Hosmer Gallery's core mission. We are particularly interested in art that contributes to the celebration of our community's past, present and future.

The application can be completed online or printed and mailed with a CD or flashdrive of images. Criteria for review include technical and artistic quality, a coherent theme, and contribution to an interesting and varied program for the year. Artists living and working in the greater Northampton area are eligible to apply. First-time exhibitors, individuals and groups are welcome.

The Hosmer Art Gallery is designed to provide opportunities for local artists to show their work to the public. Exhibits include a wide range of media and content reflecting the diversity of the Pioneer Valley community. The Hosmer Gallery has versatile display panels, cases and pedestals to accommodate a variety of two- and three-dimensional art formats.

There is no fee for application or for the use of the space. Details can be found at The link will contain application forms as of May 14.

*Hampshire, Hampden, Franklin and Berkshire Counties

Forbes Library Hosmer Gallery
20 West Street
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
(413) 587-1013

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