Current Gallery Exhibit

The Joy of Art
January 27th – February 24th

The annual Joy of Art juried exhibit, inaugurated in 2008, features both two-dimensional and three-dimensional work by Maine artists. Awards are given in the following categories: Mixed Media, Oil/Acrylic, Pastels, Watercolor, and Other Media. It is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Topsham Public Library and the Library’s Board of Trustees.

The Joy of Art Reception
Saturday, January 27, 1pm

Join us for refreshments, community, conversation, and of course, inspiring artwork as we kick off our tenth JOA exhibit! The show will feature original artwork by year-round Maine residents, both amateur and professional. Prizes will be awarded in categories including mixed media/other media, oil, acrylic, pastels, and watercolor. The JOA exhibit will be on display until February 24th. Come in and vote for your favorite for the People’s
Choice Award any time before February 21st.



Joy of Art Artist Talk
Saturday, February 24, 11am

Join us in the Crooker Gallery as we announce the winners of this year’s People’s Choice Award and the Library Lovers’ Lottery. The winning artists in all categories will talk about their work.





    Library Lovers’ Lottery

As part of the Joy of Art, the Friends are also holding the Library Lovers’ Lottery. If you join the Friends between now and February 24th you will automatically be entered into the lottery (current members are automatically entered), which will also be announced on February 24th. The prize is this beautifully framed scratchboard and acrylic work by Consuelo G. Bailey. It is on display near the front desk of the library along with brochures for joining the Friends group.