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The Library Gallery @ 197

The library art gallery is open to members of the college community and to the public during the library's normal working hours. Exhibits may contain both permanent collection pieces and works on loan from the artist. Exhibitors are usually affiliated with the college, and an emphasis is placed on exhibiting the works of Cayuga Community College students.

The library gallery features professional gallery rail so that two-dimensional work can be displayed safely. There is also some limited space to display three-dimensional work in locked exhibit cases.

For more information, please contact Sara Davenport at 315-255-1743 x2297 or email

Criteria for Exhibition and Other Details


The Library Gallery @ 197 – Exhibition Application

To showcase your artwork in our gallery please complete the following online form. If you do not want to use the online applicaton, please print and mail this application and accompanying materials to:

Cayuga Community College Library
197 Franklin St.
Auburn, NY 13021
Attn: Library Gallery Coordinator

Note: Values with a red asterisk * are required fields.

Personal Information

Mailing Information

Exhibit Information

Please provide a brief, clearly articulated description of the proposed exhibition:

Image Examples of Your Work

As part of the application process, please submit 5-6 digital images (jpg format). The images must be of either the work you plan to show, or typical examples of your work. For each piece, indicate the title, size, and medium. Please use low-resolution images.

Criteria For Exhibition

The library invites gallery submissions from individual artists or groups working in various media to submit proposals for exhibitions. Priority will be give to student work. Exhibition proposals should include:

  • A completed application form (see webpage form)
  • A brief, clearly articulated description of the proposed exhibition (typed)
  • brief biographical statement (typed)
  • 5-10 images for review. These can be prints, photography or digital images (.jpg preferred). By submitting images and putting up an exhibit, the artist agree to allow the library to use images and photographs of the exhibit for publicity purpose in print or electronic format

Type of Work Accepted:

  • 2D – painting, drawing, prints, photography, fiber, glasswork, multimedia
  • 3D – sculptures in 3D are limited to traffic access and available secure display space


  • No fee is charged to exhibit in the library gallery

The Selection Process

  • The library gallery committee reserves the right to restrict subject matter.
  • The library gallery committee reserves the right to select pieces depending upon the gallery's ability to hang or display the work in an aesthetic and safe manner.

Security and Insurance

  • The CCC library is a high traffic facility. Exhibitors must provide a list of all items and their value at least one week prior to the hanging of the exhibit.

Length of Exhibitions

  • Exhibitions will run from 2 to 6 weeks depending on other programming activities at the Cayuga Community College library.

Installation and Removal of Work

  • All paintings, drawings, and photographs must be framed, wired, and ready for hanging.
  • The artist must provide a typed list containing the following information for each piece of work: Title, artist name, medium, year created, affiliation with the college
  • Each piece of work must be clearly labeled with the title. This can be a label on the work itself, or 3x5 card that will be placed on the wall next to the work
  • The artist must both deliver and pickup the work to be exhibited on the dates agreed to by the library staff and the artist.
  • The installation and removal of the exhibition will be done by library and college employees and may include the assistance of the artist.