Speers Gallery

In keeping with the Library's mission of serving the diverse cultural, informational, educational and recreational needs of the community, the Library provides space for art exhibits. Exhibit materials may be organized and presented by the Library, members of the community, and not-for-profit groups within the guidelines set forth in the Exhibit Policy below.

On April 2, 2011, the gallery was re-named the Speers Gallery in honor of Mike Speers, former Library Trustee and Friend of the Library, who was the inspiration of the Gallery.

Currently Showing in the Speers Gallery

During July, "Without a Map” the works of local painter, papermaker and printmaker Gayle Fitzpatrick will be on display in our Speers Gallery. the exhibited body of work is oils on canvas responds to the question "What role does the essence of specific place, time and memory play in healing the spirit?”

"These paintings are autobiographical. They are about losing myself, healing myself and finding myself through memory, place and time. Though I have traveled throughout my life "without a map", I realize that I have had intangible maps inside myself as touch points: sun filtering through trees at Rachel Carson's Reserve, Kiyomizu Dela's red maple leaves (on my travels in Japan as a young woman, and later as a parent) and the ever present tones of blues and aquamarines in my life.”

"This series of works references Gaugin's title "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?", and the Phillipino's sense of time and location in Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love, as well as my own personal experience of geographic touch points.”

The Kennebunk Art Walk will be held on July 18th from 5 - 8 PM. Ms. Fitzpatrick will have a reception in the Speers Gallery during the art walk. The public is welcome to attend.

KFL is pleased to present the work of this talented artist.

Speers Gallery Schedule of Artists




January 2014

Gallery Closed

HVAC Repair

February 2014

Gallery Closed

HVAC Repair 

March 2014

KES Students

Student Art Work

April 2014

Home School Network Students

Student Art Work

May 2014

Deirdre O'Brien

Mixed Media

June 2014

KHS Students

Student Art Work

July 2014

Gayle Fitzpatrick


August 2014

Michael Fillyaw


September 2014

Allison Hoffman


October 2014

Shannon Smullen


November 2014

Karen Gosselin-Diebolt


December 2014

Sandra Regan


Applications to Exhibit in The Speers Gallery Now Accepted

We are currently accepting applications for artists to exhibit during the 2015 calendar year. Since its inception in 2001 Hank’s Room Gallery, rechristened the Speers Gallery in 2010, has offered exhibit opportunities to both amateur and professional artists. The gallery has been host to a variety of mediums including photography, textile arts and mixed media assemblages in addition to renditions in oil, pastel, pen and ink, and watercolor.

The application process is open to either individual or group shows. Applications must be received by October 1, 2014 to be considered for exhibition in 2015. The submitted applications will compete in a juried review conducted by an Art Committee consisting of members from the Library and Art communities. Upon completion of the review, applicants will be contacted regarding the committee’s decisions. Application forms are available below.

The offering of monthly artist exhibits allows the us to serve the diverse cultural, informational, educational, and recreational needs of the community. The Library is very proud to have showcased the many talented artists who have previously exhibited and is looking forward to continuing this tradition with the 2015 exhibit schedule.

Exhibit Policy, Procedures and Artist Application Form
Policies and Applications

Artists are invited to submit an application for exhibit by October 1st to be considered for the following calendar year. Please read the following policy and procedures before you apply. If you have additional questions, please call the Library Director at 985-2173.