Speers Gallery Artist
Ken Post August 2016 Artist of the Month
The Kennebunk Free Library announces its August 2016 exhibition “Romantic Landscapes” the acrylic/watercolor works of Ken Post. The public is invited to view the exhibit during regular Library hours when the gallery is not in use for library programs.  
Ken Post graduated from Kennebunk High School in 1958, attended UMO, spent four years in the Air Force, was a Portland business owner, world traveler and lived in Corsica for six years. After starting his art career as a teacher at the Portland School of Fine Arts, he was discovered during a summer job by interior designer Burgess Wilson, an Architecture and Design board member. This new phase of his career was launched and took him to Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working for R.G Nelson and winning national awards for interior design.
Ken doesn’t think people see enough of the beauty in life. He uses his art to create an atmosphere of romance. Though well travelled, Ken believes Maine is the best place to be and he has gratefully settled again in Kennebunk to paint. Ken has great admiration for the beautiful churches in Kennebunk and is proud of his series of church renditions.
The public is invited to attend an artist’s reception on Saturday, August 6 from 10 AM to 12 PM. The artist will be giving away prints of his work “The Crowns of Kennebunk” to the first 25 people attending the reception. The Kennebunk Free Library is pleased and honored to present the works of this talented artist.
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.

Speers Gallery Artists for 2016
Month Artist Medium
January 2016 Kate Banks Acrylic
February 2016 KFL Art Auction Fundraiser
March 2016 KES Students Student Art Work
April 2016 Preschool Art
Celebrating the Week of
The Young Child
Student Art Work
May 2016 Home  School  Network  Students Student Art Work
June 2016 Toni Truesdale Mixed Media
July 2016 Stella Marie Sherman Acrylic and Oils
August 2016 Ken Post Acrylic and Watercolor
September 2016 Enrico Della Pietra Photography
October 2016 Sandra Regan Acrylic, watercolor, pencil
November 2016 John Forssen Pencil
December 2016 Karenlee Gorman Photography

Applications to Exhibit in The Speers Gallery Now Accepted

We are currently accepting applications for artists to exhibit during the 2017 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 15, 2016 to be considered for exhibition in 2017. 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 2017 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.