The Stier Family Gallery, on the library’s lower level, hosts exhibitions that offer great variety of media, topics, and artists that educate, inform, or entertain the community. Information about our current exhibit is below, followed by information on how to apply to exhibit your work in our gallery.

Currently On Display

My Perceptive Views
Paintings and jewelry by Lucille Holt Sottery

April 1 – May 31, 2022

Selected Works from the Exhibit

Lucille Holt Sottery

Artist’s Statement

Ahh, Maine the way life should be… that is our state motto and how true it is. I am a transplanted New Yorker living in this  beautiful, peaceful state of Maine. As a child I was surrounded by art in some form in the hustle and bustle of NYC. My mom was always sketching, sewing or crafting. It would not be unusual for me to come home from school and find the walls hand stenciled or the living room ceiling covered with hanging handmade glittery star bursts! Both grandmothers also were avid hand crafters or makers as we call them today. With something always art related going on I was exposed and encouraged to explore all mediums. About 6 years ago I transitioned from watercolor to acrylic for the control,vibrancy and the texture-and I love it! I have always loved taking workshops and classes and I have had the good fortune to study with many talented artists who have influenced my work. My work is truly inspired by my surroundings. Often times my curiosity and passion changes from a still life -to a street scene or our stunning views in Maine. Recently, I have had the good fortune of transitioning from a 9-5 work pace, to setting up my home art studio here in Cape Elizabeth Maine. I also create jewelry, knit and have a small consulting firm. I reside here with my husband and two Maine Coon cats, who rule the roost!! 

–Lucille Holt Sottery

Information for Prospective Artists/Exhibitors

The Stier Family Gallery consists of two wall display areas (with a rail/cord hanging system) and a large display case divided into 5 segments. More detailed space plans are available in the gallery application.

  • All interested artists are strongly encouraged to make a site visit prior to submitting a proposal. Artists are able to use part or all of the gallery space available. Please note, if an artist is only using part of the space (i.e. only the display cases), another artist’s work may be displayed elsewhere in the Gallery.
  • Any interested party in utilizing the gallery must submit an application to the Library Director. 
  • Applications are accepted any time of year. Exhibits are scheduled on a “first come, first serve” basis. Please note that at times of high demand, the gallery may be scheduled months in advance.
  • Given the public viewing of the gallery, the subject matter of any show must be appropriate for children as well as adults, therefore explicit images are not permitted in gallery shows. The Library Director reserves the right to reject or remove any material(s) that seem incongruent with the public nature of the gallery. In the event that the Library Director rejects or removes any material(s) for exhibit, that decision is final.

Click here for more information or to apply!