Comfort & Joy

11/11/2017 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM ET




The Gallery Upstairs at the Institute Library
847 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510


Comfort & Joy: A Special Library Member's Art Exhibit


Whatever your winter celebrations, share your message of hope in our inaugural holiday members exhibit.

We invite members to submit artworks with joyful words in them no more than 25 inches in any direction, priced to sell.

To be a part of the exhibit, you must:

1. Fill out the online form.

2. Email one high-res image of the work you will display to us at on or before 11/01.

3. Be available for drop off / pickup days listed below.

This exhibit is for members only. Memberships must be current during the dates of 10/1/2017 and 11/30/2017. Renew or Join online by clicking here>>

One work on view at a time per artist is allowed. 

Works must be no larger than 25” in any dimension, and must be ready for hanging when dropped off (2D work is wired, Sculpture is stable or comes with appropriate stand). Exhibition curators reserve the right to reject any artwork based on content and will let the artist know in advance if the artwork submitted will not be eligible for display.

There is no entry fee, but all works on display must be for sale. 60% of sales will return to the artist; 40% of sales will be retained by the Library.


Deadline to register your artwork: Wednesday 11/01 at 5pm.

Drop off / Install: Friday 11/3 11-5pm or Saturday 11/4 11-1pm. 

Holiday Party: Saturday 11/11 4-6pm.

End of exhibit: Thursday 1/18/18.

Pick up / Deinstall: Friday 1/19 11-5pm or Saturday 1/20 11-1pm. 

This holiday benefit is "cash and carry," meaning that works sold before the holiday (as gifts) may be taken upon receipt of payment. 

If a work is sold, the artist assigned to the space left empty will be phoned and may bring in another, different artwork, so long as it is for sale.

Thank you for joining in an artful celebration of holiday spirit!