September Artist: Laurie Leavitt
Laurie Leavitt is a fine artist and Holliston resident who has worked in a variety of media through the years, including oil and watercolor painting, mixed media, and printmaking. Drawing inspiration from nature, she has produced a body of work that through a simplification of form, color and light represents a moment in time and place. In addition, Laurie is a licensed art teacher holding a Master's in Education with a concentration in art. She has taught art and exhibited extensively in the Boston area and her artwork is held in private and corporate collections. She also accepts work on commission. Her work can be viewed at www.LaurieLeavitt.com.
Exhibiting in the Weston Public Library Art Gallery
Did you know that the WPL has an art gallery that shows the work of a local artist each month? Artists of all kinds are encouraged to apply.
Artists who wish to exhibit in the library gallery can apply by submitting the following information (to the email address below):
- 5-10 images of works to be exhibited, as .jpg files (not too big!)
- An image list with title, medium, size, and date
- A resume or CV
- An artist’s statement
The Arts & Exhibitions Committee reviews submissions at least twice a year, giving each accepted artist a show for one month. (Weston residents have preference, but any and all artists are welcome.)
There are two exhibit spaces in the library: the gallery, which has about 40 linear feet of wall space, as well as horizontal surfaces for displaying 3-D works (shelving, pedestals, narrow ledges); and a Community Room, with more than 75 feet of linear wall space. We encourage applicants to visit the library and view the rooms.
If selected, an artist will exhibit at no cost and can host a reception (at their expense, using the library’s kitchen facilities). The library assumes no responsibility for damage to the artwork. Participating artists should take care not to damage the walls and other surfaces. An artist can sell their work, by leaving a price list at the circulation desk and copies of it in the gallery. All purchasing activities occur between the buyer and artist; the library plays no role and receives no commission (donations to the library are welcome though). Publicity is the responsibility of the artist, while the library posts exhibit announcements on its website. Artists can also place a small sign near the library entrance.
Send completed application to Paul Angiolillo, chair, Arts & Exhibitions Committee, pangiolillo @ gmail.com. You may also contact him if you have additional questions.