SDL's Showcase of the Month Program
Our community is fortunate to have many talented artists. Sanilac District Library invites local artists who live in SDL's service area of Sanilac Township and the Carsonville-Port Sanilac School District to exhibit their artwork for everyone's enjoyment. Every month a different local artist is featured.
Exhibit Policy & Procedure
Each month the library features the work of one local artist on the art wall and also one crafter in the showcase. The work of multiple local artists and crafters is featured during SDL's annual art exhibit in April. Artists are invited to participate and share one work to be exhibited for the entire month. Local is defined as residing or owning property in Sanilac District Library's legal service area of CPS School District, Sanilac Township and portions of Forester Township.
Application for exhibits must be made with the Library Director. The Library shall have the final decision on the content and arrangement of all items on display. Since exhibits in the Library are seen by anyone who enters the facility, including both children and adults who may have various degrees of sophistication, the materials of the exhibit must therefore meet what is generally known as “a standard acceptable to the community” or "family friendly". Every item must meet the Library’s standard of value and quality. The Library reserves the right to reject any part of an exhibit or to change the manner of display. If an artist or patron disputes what is allowed to be displayed, he/she may appeal to the Library Board of Trustees in writing. The decision of the Library Board is final.
Two-dimensional artwork must be framed and ready to hang with a wire over a ½” hook. The quantity of artwork is limited to the size of the art wall. Three-dimensional art must be small enough to fit inside the display case. Library staff will arrange exhibits.
Artists may display a price on the artwork, if it is available for sale. Sanilac District Library will give an interested buyer the artist's contact information so that the transaction may be taken care of privately.
Photographs of artwork may be posted to a virtual exhibit on SDL's website. Participation in Artist of the Month, Showcase of the Month and Annual Library Art Exhibit implies consent.
The Library assumes no liability in the event of damage, destruction or theft of an exhibited work. All reasonable effort is made to protect artwork. The Library will not provide storage for the property on display. The Library does not have space to store boxes or materials used to transport artwork. Artwork must be delivered the first day of the exhibit and picked up on the last day.
All publicity relating to exhibits must be approved by the Library Director.