Speers Gallery Artist
November Artist - Kathryn S. B. Davis

An exhibition entitled Beauty Hiding In Plain Sightthe photographs of Kathryn S. B. Davis will be on display at the Kennebunk Free Library in the Speers Gallery from November 1 to 29, 2017. The public is invited to view the exhibit during regular Library hours when the gallery is not in use for library programs. 
 “Over the years since, I have logged hundreds if not thousands of hours  exploring places were beauty comes into being and passes away. Simply exquisite fleeting beauty is all around us.” 

Kathryn began a daily practice of photographing in and around Kennebunk about 10 years ago. With no expensive camera and no elaborate photo editing system, she gathered simple straightforward images with her phone.  She shared them with friends and family in hopes that they, too, would enjoy what she was discovering – ever changing light, an abundance of good and beauty in neighbors and neighborhoods in our small coastal town.
“Although wandering further afield these days, I carry the gems of first discovery wherever I go. No matter what might be troubling us (in our nation, in our town, or between our family members or friends), in any given moment, we can pause, breathe, look around, and find some visual, some-small-bit-of-beauty that can give us a moment of peace and simple joy. This is available right here and right now.”
Kathryn studied at Maine College of Art, Maine Media Workshops, Haystack Mountain School, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, local arts organizations River Tree Arts and Engine and Waterfall Arts, and with other local artists. She currently has a studio at Running with Scissors Artist Studios in Portland.
The Kennebunk Free Library is pleased and honored to be able to present the works of this talented artist.

Speers Gallery

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 2017
Month Artist Medium
January 2017 KFL Art Auction Fundraiser
February 2017 Joanna Gould Abstract Landscapes
Encaustic Paintings
March 2017 Kennebunk Elementary  Students Student Art Work
April 1 to 13, 2017 IB Kennebunk High Students Student Art Work
April 14 to 28, 2017 Preschool Art
Celebrating the Week of
The Young Child
Student Art Work
May 2017 Aja N Dyer Allure of Nature
June 2017 Cats Eye Images
Drew & Margaret L. Sanborn
Photographing the Book
July 2017 Fran Foy (1922-2014)
Fun People
August 2017 Watercolor Class with Dennis Rafferty
L. Roper, J. Bubar, A. Bryrnes, E. Dunham,
J. Bedard, M.E. Grady, P. Minicello
Playing With/At Color
Watercolor & acrylic
September 2017 Jon Byrer Marbled Maine
Enamel Oil on Canvas
October 2017 Liz (Elizabeth) Roper Close to Home and Far Away
Watercolor & acrylic
November 2017 Kathryn SB Davis Photography
December 2017 Kate Banks Keepsakes by Kate

Applications to Exhibit in The Speers Gallery Now Accepted
We are currently accepting applications for artists to exhibit during the 2018 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 16, 2017 to be considered for exhibition in 2018. 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 2018 exhibit schedule.
Exhibit Policy, Procedures and Artist Application Form
Policies and Applications

Artists are invited to submit an application for exhibit by October 15 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.