Apply to Exhibit at the Library

You could have your artwork displayed here at the Morris County Library!

Note: Any and all pieces must be seen in person by the Senior Exhibit Artist before a final decision is made to exhibit any work.

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Step 1.Read the Contract and Apply 

Read the contract and fill out our application form.

Make sure to look through the contract carefully before applying. If your work doesn't meet our requirements, do not apply.

Note: fill out the application form in a modern web browser such as Chrome, Edge, or Firefox. Do not use Internet Explorer.

Step 2.Next steps 

We’ll get back to you as soon as possible. If we decide to move forward, we'll schedule an appointment to discuss your work.

Why exhibit at MCL?

To expand membership in your organization, increase awareness about an important subject, share your collection with other people who share your interests or celebrate a particular event, holiday or anniversary.

What are MCL exhibits about?

We’ve shown all kinds of things! Rock and roll of the 1950s; history of bubble gum; an outstanding doll collection; service history of the USS New Jersey; musical instruments of the world; work of a local Chinese painting group and editorial and political cartooning.

Who exhibits at MCL?

Public and private institutions, collectors, corporations, historical societies, special interest groups, painters, sculptors, photographers or anyone with a shared interest. MCL hosts local juried art shows (Volunteers for Morris County, Roxbury Art Association &c.).

Where are exhibits displayed?

Our primary gallery runs the length of our 1st floor renovated brick building face. The gallery is roofed with skylights, so is airy, light and feels spacious. There are also elevated gallery views from the stairwell landing, up to the second floor, and a second floor overlook through a large window. Additional exhibit space is available on the 2nd floor, near the computers & periodicals area. Display case is located in the first floor lobby.

When can I exhibit at MCL?

Exhibits are generally scheduled eight months to a year in advance. Scheduling hinges on several factors including the type of exhibit, local and annual events, celebratory months and national holidays.

Can I host a reception for my showing?

Yes! You can reserve either the large or small meeting rooms on the first floor for your event. Library will advertise your reception. You are responsible for room set up and refreshments. Please ask your guests to keep their food & beverages in the room.