Art Committee & Shows

Current Show

Open Art Show

The Quarryville Library Open Painting Show sponsored by the Quarryville Library Art Committee will open in the C.X. Carlson Gallery at the Quarryville Library, 357 Buck Road, Quarryville, with a reception on Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 1 to 3 pm. The awards announcement will take place at 2 pm and the exhibit will be available for viewing during regular library hours through Friday, February 16, 2018. The reception and exhibit are open to the public.

Amateur and professional painters age 16 and older are invited to enter one or two paintings, with an entry fee of $10 per painting.

Entries must be received at the library on Tuesday, January 9, between 4 and 7 pm or on Wednesday, January 10, between 10 and 11 am.

The size limit is 48 inches by 48 inches.

Cash prizes will be awarded: $200 for first place and $100 for second place.

Works do not need to be for sale; if paintings are for sale, price and artist’s contact information must be available. All paintings are expected to hang throughout the show.

Paintings should be framed or mounted and ready to hang with either wires or saw-tooth hangers. Paintings must be appropriate for public library viewing in a room that is used for children’s programs.

For additional information, please contact


Upcoming Show

Needlepoint Gems

Dates – March 3, 2018 – April 17, 2018

This will be an open show, consisting of quality works of varying types of needlework from artists in our extended community. The pieces will hang in the Carlson Room at the library from March 3 through April 17. A community reception with refreshments will be given on Saturday, March 3, from 1 – 3 pm, and is open to all who wish to attend.

The artist is welcome to sell works through the show, but this is not required. All sales will be handled by the artist.

Submission Requirements: Works are expected to hang until the end of the show. Each work must be ready to hang safely without possibility of falling. Size limit is 48″ by 48″. Please contact us if you are unsure if your piece will fit in the display, as exceptions may be made. Please be aware that the room is used for children’s programs.

Please email or call the contact person listed below with a brief description, title, and size of each piece, as well as total number of pieces you would like to put in the show. Include your name, mailing address, telephone number, and title/s of work/s. Information must be submited by February 20, 2018.

The pieces should be delivered to the library on Tuesday, February 27, 4 – 8 pm, or Wednesday, February 28, 10 am – Noon. Please note that not all submited works may be accepted; acceptance is dependent upon quality and/or condition.

Contact Person: Naomi Gorrell


Phone: 717-786-866