Current Gallery Exhibit

Our Annual Joy of Art Exhibit
January 13th – February 22

The annual Joy of Art exhibit, inaugurated in 2008, features two-dimensional and three-dimensional work by current Maine artists, both amateur and professional, aged 16 or older. Awards are made in several categories identified in the published guidelines with an additional Peoples’ Choice Award announced at the close of the exhibit. This signature event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Topsham Public Library and the Library’s Board of Trustees.

Please stop in and enjoy the beautiful artwork by our local artists. Be sure to vote for your favorite for the Peoples’ Choice Award, to be awarded at the artists talk on February 22nd.

Joy of Art Reception, Saturday, January 18, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Join us in the Crooker Gallery to kick off our annual judged art exhibit. Prizes will be awarded in categories including mixed/other media, oil/acrylic, pastels, watercolor and 3D. Refreshments will be served.

Joy of Art Artist Talk, Saturday, February 22, 11 a.m.: Join us 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 22nd you will automatically be entered into the lottery (current members are automatically entered), which will also be announced on February 22nd. The prize is a beautifully framed pastel by Barbara Snapp, titled Storm at Sunset. It is on display near the front desk of the library along with brochures for joining the Friends group.