Speers Gallery Artist
Karenlee Gorman, September Artist of the Month
An exhibition titled “Fall: In and Around Maine” photography by Karenlee Gorman will be on display in KFL's Speers Gallery from Sept. 1 to 30, 2015. The public is invited to view the exhibit during regular Library hours when the gallery is not in use for library programs.
Karenlee’s photography has been a passion for years, learning and experimenting with different settings and enjoying the outcome. Her only training has been a few photography classes and, you could say, many “point and shoot” sessions.
“I’ve combined the love of cycling with the love of photography. I’m not one to go driving a hundred miles in my vehicle, but when I am on my bike, I go anywhere, leaving early in the morning and arriving home before it gets dark. I started carrying my camera with me and found how easy it is to hop off the bike and take photos just about anywhere or anytime. What a great way to explore the outdoors and capture it with photos! You don’t need a parking space for a bike, just a safe place to put it. Many people know me as the “bicycle lady”, but only a few know of my love for photography. I am hoping to share that with everyone!”
“Fall: In and Around Maine ” will be featured in the fourth ArtWalk Kennebunk of the season to be held on the 3rd Friday, September 18, 2015 from 5 – 8 PM. The artist plans to hold a reception during the ArtWalk. The Kennebunk Free Library is pleased and honored to be able to present the works of this talented artist.
In keeping with the Library's mission of serving the diverse cultural, informational, educational and recreational needs of the community, the Library provides space for art exhibits. Exhibit materials may be organized and presented by the Library, members of the community, and not-for-profit groups within the guidelines set forth in the Exhibit Policy below.
On April 2, 2011, the gallery was re-named the Speers Gallery in honor of Mike Speers, former Library Trustee and Friend of the Library, who was the inspiration of the Gallery.
Speers Gallery Artists for 2015
Applications to Exhibit in The Speers Gallery Now Accepted
We are currently accepting applications for artists to exhibit during the 2016 calendar year. Since its inception in 2001 Hank’s Room Gallery, rechristened the Speers Gallery in 2010, has offered exhibit opportunities to both amateur and professional artists. The gallery has been host to a variety of mediums including photography, textile arts and mixed media assemblages in addition to renditions in oil, pastel, pen and ink, and watercolor.
The application process is open to either individual or group shows. Applications must be received by October 15, 2015 to be considered for exhibition in 2016. The submitted applications will compete in a juried review conducted by an Art Committee consisting of members from the Library and Art communities. Upon completion of the review, applicants will be contacted regarding the committee’s decisions. Application forms are available below.
The offering of monthly artist exhibits allows the us to serve the diverse cultural, informational, educational, and recreational needs of the community. The Library is very proud to have showcased the many talented artists who have previously exhibited and is looking forward to continuing this tradition with the 2016 exhibit schedule.
Exhibit Policy, Procedures and Artist Application Form
Policies and Applications
Artists are invited to submit an application for exhibit by October 1st to be considered for the following calendar year. Please read the following policy and procedures before you apply. If you have additional questions, please call the Library Director at 985-2173.