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

Art Quilts
 by artists from Art Quilts Maine
June 2 – 30, 2023

"My Brother's Art," by Pam Soucy
"My Brother's Art," by Pam Soucy

About Art Quilts Maine

The mission of Art Quilts Maine is to support members in their exploration of contemporary quilt art, to inspire creativity and individuality, and to promote the understanding, appreciation, and recognition of contemporary quilters in the state of Maine. These goals will be accomplished by the sharing of member resources, demonstrations and other related activities such as workshops and exhibits.

Each year members of Art Quilts Maine produce work based on different creative challenges which travels throughout Maine for the year.

About the Current Exhibit

This month’s exhibit in the Stier Family Gallery features a selection of quilts from two different creative challenges:

Quilts in the Abstract

Abstract Art kicked off this year’s creative challenge. By using the visual language of shape, form, color and line to express feelings and emotion
rather than depict objects, artists stretch the boundaries of their imagination and invite viewers to bring their own interpretations to the work.

Food Word

Members received a ‘food-related’ word each month for nine months. Words like Bitter, Peppery or Sweet inspired a series of small quilts or blocks. Each artist arranged their collection as a single piece for exhibition. In order, the words are: Bitter, Refreshing, Peppery, Creamy, Sweet, Smoky, Acidic, Crunchy
and Sharp.

We are so pleased to have talented artists from this community on display at the library this month!

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!