Policy No. 204
Art Exhibits

Policy

It is the policy of the Board of Trustees of the North Merrick Public Library to encourage the display of art exhibits within the Library..

Objectives

The objective of this policy is to engage the community through the exhibition of artwork. 

Procedure

Art exhibits will be coordinated and scheduled by a staff member designated by the Director.

Exhibitors are to be responsible for artwork to be displayed (subject to the approval of the Director), and must be assisted by a custodial staff member by prior arrangement. 

Exhibitors shall have their artwork removed on a scheduled date.  If the artwork is not removed by the exhibitor on the agreed upon date, the Library reserves the right to remove the artwork.  The Library shall bear no responsibility for the storage of any artwork that was not removed by the exhibitor on an agreed upon removal date. 

Artwork that is not removed from the Library for a period of three months shall be considered abandoned and may be removed from the premises and/or be discarded at the discretion of the Library.

An artist’s reception may be scheduled at a time that does not interfere with the transaction of regular Library activities, as determined by the Library.  Light refreshments may be served.  Alcohol cannot be served on the Library property. 

All artwork must be approved for display by the Library before it may be displayed.  The Library reserves the right to reject any or all items offered to the Library for display, at any time, and without explanation.

The Library does not accept artworks for display which depict nudes, religious themes or political themes.  Artworks may not be accepted for display if they depict extreme violence, sexual themes or negative references toward racial, religious or ethnic groups. 

The duration of art exhibits will be determined by the Library.  The Library reserves the right to reschedule or cancel exhibits.

Exhibitors will be limited to not more than one art exhibit per year. 

The Library assumes no responsibility for damage to or theft of artwork and does not provide insurance coverage for artwork exhibited on the premises.