Artist LetterDear Artist,
The Kennebunk Free Library’s Speers Gallery provides a space devoted to exhibiting artwork of local artists. Located on the lower level, the Speers Gallery provides an opportunity for the general public to appreciate the arts in a manner that reflects the Library's Mission of serving the diverse cultural, informational, educational, and recreational needs of the community.
We are currently inviting artists to submit an Application to Exhibit for 2020. In November 2019, we will convene an Art Committee, consisting of members from the Library and Art communities, to review the completed applications and set an exhibit schedule for 2020. Please keep in mind that applications must be received by October 15, 2019 to be considered for exhibit in 2020.
A copy of the exhibit policy and application form is available below. I hope that you will consider submitting an Application to Exhibit for 2020. Please note that there is a $25.00 fee to exhibit and an additional fee of $10.00 to hold a reception. Payment is not due until the month of your exhibit. If you have any questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact me via phone 985-2173 x103 or email at email@example.com.
Michelle K. Conners
Speers Gallery Artists
August Artist - “Meanderings” Barbara Berry
The Kennebunk Free Library announces its August 2019 exhibition, “Meanderings”, the acrylic paintings on canvas and birch created by Barbara Berry. The public is invited to view the exhibit at 112 Main St., Kennebunk, Maine during regular library hours when the gallery is not in use for library programs (library hours are: Monday and Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday 12:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m).
“With a deep love of the natural world, I’m drawn to tranquil spaces and certain combinations of light. I also enjoy the challenge of painting interesting architecture and informal portraiture, especially children and special pets. I’ve always loved to draw and started painting about three years ago. I couldn’t be happier than when I have a paintbrush in my hand.
I’m a member of Maine Women in the Arts and an associate member of the Art Guild of the Kennebunks. For many years I taught music at Berwick Academy as well as served as music director in area churches. I presently teach and direct a choral class at YCCC in Wells and continue to teach private piano.”
The public is invited to an artist’s reception on Tuesday, August 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Kennebunk Free Library is pleased to display the works of this talented artist.
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 2019
|January 2019||KFL Art Auction|
|February 2019||Marguerite Genest - Oil on Canvas
|March 2019||School Around Us
|April 2019||Preschool Art
Celebrating the Week of The Young Child
|May 2019||Claire Unsinn – Photography
“The Wonder and Beauty of the Kennebunks”
|June 2019||Mike Barron –lenticular print collage
“3D Woodblock-lenticular Print Collage”
|July 2019||Open Studio Painters (Norma Johnson spokesperson)
“Open Studio Group Show”
|August 2019||Barbara Berry – Acrylic on canvas and wood
“Views from a Bicycle & Other Meanderings”
|September 2019||Patricia Wooldridge – Pencil & mixed media drawings
“Horses and Barns” (temp. title)
|October 2019||Dennis Rafferty Art Students – watercolor & acrylic
|November 2019||Sherry Holden Dresser – Oil painting
“Landscapes & Characters from the book Haunted”
|December 2019||Linda and Gerry Stone – watercolor/pastel/oil/pencil
Exhibit Policy, Procedures and Artist Application Form
Policies and Applications
Artists are invited to submit an application for exhibit by October 15 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.