Source: Jones Library
The Burnett Gallery at the Jones invites applications for its ongoing virtual monthly exhibitions during the upcoming season, June 2022 through May 2023.
Since the founding of the Jones Library in 1921, the Burnett Gallery has offered area artists and craftspeople a public space in which to exhibit their work. Although the Jones Library is currently open, physical gatherings in the Burnett Gallery are not permitted due to pandemic guidelines. Looking ahead, the library will be shuttered, as well, for the duration of its upcoming expansion and renovation. Virtual exhibits will continue, therefore, until the building reopens and in-person art exhibitions fill the walls of a brand new, well-lit, and more accessible Burnett Gallery.
Collectively, the exhibits aim to reflect a variety of media, styles, cultural viewpoints, and levels of artistic expression. Such shows have been part of the library’s programs to encourage appreciation and understanding of art. Individuals or groups in Amherst and surrounding towns may submit applications. Submission of artwork in any two- or three-dimensional medium is welcome.
The Burnett Gallery Committee, composed of local artists and art supporters, reviews applications annually. The committee may choose to exhibit one or more artists jointly in order to accommodate a larger number of qualified people. For joint exhibitions, the committee will make every effort to choose applicants who are artistically compatible.
Applications are due by 5:00 p.m .on Monday, February 28, 2022.