Art Shows

Artists of the Month:
Remembering John D.W. Kingston, 1932 – 2017

The June exhibit is organized by Gege Kingston in tribute to her late husband, John Kingston, with examples of his paintings, ceramics and sculpture. John Kingston grew up in New Zealand, where he studied painting at Canterbury University. He worked with leading ceramic artists in New Zealand and received a grant to study in France. He was Professor of Ceramics at the Cleveland Institute of Art before moving with his family to the Berkshires to teach Sculpture, Drawing, and 3-D Design at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. John was a world traveler and lover of life, who spent his last days painting and drawing until the end.

Kingston’s art will be on display in the library lobby art gallery throughout the month of June.  Please join us for a closing reception on  Friday, June 7 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Art Shows at the Library

Each month, the Library displays works by local artists in the main lobby.  A biography of the artist and a list of the works, many of which are for sale, can be found at the circulation desk.  Thanks to board member Terry Wise for curating this revolving art gallery.  See the calendar for future artist showings.

Art show guidelines:

  1. Local artists are invited to submit images of their work to art curator Terry Wise at email hidden; JavaScript is required.
  2. Shows run for one calendar month.
  3. Artist is responsible for hanging and taking down artwork, with help from the art curator.
  4. If artist desires an opening reception s/he will be responsible for all related costs and set up. Receptions may be held on Tuesday or Friday evenings from 5-7:00 p.m.
  5. Library will post notice of the show on its website, Facebook, and enewsletter. All other promotion is the responsibility of the artist.
  6. Sales are to be handled by the artist. A 20 percent donation to the Stockbridge Library is expected on any sales generated by the show.
  7. Questions may be directed to art curator Terry Wise at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

For a printable set of these guidelines, please click HERE.