The Katonah Village Library provides artists the opportunity to exhibit their works in a beautiful space, which is accessible and free to the general public. The following details the responsibilities of the art exhibitor and the library as well as details regarding the exhibit set-up, installation and opening reception.
The library will provide promotion of the art exhibition in the form of a press release, eBlasts, and social media. The exhibitor is responsible for providing the Library with digital images and an artist biography or lender statement one month prior to the exhibit.
The exhibitor understands that the library’s gallery rooms and corridors are open to the public during library hours, but are not attended by library staff . The exhibitor also understands that the meeting rooms will be rented to community organizations while the art exhibits are in place.
The exhibitor understands that by approving the application, the Katonah Village Library is granting a license to the exhibitor to exhibit the works—both in the exhibit room space, and/or on the library grounds (i.e sculptures)—at his/her sole risk and expense. The Library accepts no responsibility for works stolen, defaced, or in any way damaged. The library will make every attempt to preserve, secure, and protect each piece of art; but neither the staff nor the board of trustees can be held responsible for damage, loss, or theft of the art, nor changes/cancellation of this exhibit due to unforeseen circumstances.
The exhibitor agrees to hold the library, its Board of Trustees, its Staff and the Town of Bedford harmless from any claim for losses and/or damages arising out of the display and exhibition by the exhibitor and shall defend, indemnify and hold the library, its Board of Trustees, its Staff and the Town of Bedford harmless from any claim made by any person arising out of the setting up, exhibit of and dismantling of the exhibit.
It is specifically understood and agreed that all costs and expenses in connection with the exhibit are the responsibility of and will be borne by the exhibitor, and that the Katonah Village Library will be named as an additional insured in any policy or policies of insurance obtained or maintained to cover losses to or in connection with the exhibit.
The library is a heavily utilized public space and artists understand that photographing or filming of loaned art by visitors may occur.
The library reserves the right to ask artists not to display images deemed inappropriate for general audiences.
Set Up/Installation/Opening Reception
The exhibit will run for approximately three weeks of the month, allowing for installation and take down. All artwork to be exhibited must be hung from the Walker gallery rods. The gallery rods are provided by the library. The library does not supply technical or clerical assistance, porter service, pedestals, or storage. Use of nails, tacks, or tape is not permitted. Labels and price lists may not be attached to walls or windows. The library will not be involved in the sale of any artwork beyond providing interested buyers with the artist’s contact information. Artists must deal directly with buyers. The $175 rental fee includes a two-hour reception with kitchen use. The library provides tables and coffee pot. All food, cloths, paper goods, glasses, etc. are the responsibility of the exhibitor. The exhibitor is responsible for leaving the kitchen clean, and trash bagged. Artists assume responsibility for removing the exhibit at the time and in the manner specifeed when they schedule the exhibit.