Jackson Memorial Library, 71 Main St./Route 131, invites full- and part-time residents of Maine who create fine art to apply for exhibition of their works in the library. Preference is given to two-dimensional work that fits the space; and to artists who have not exhibited at the library during the past two years.

The library’s mission is to benefit the community through the aesthetic enjoyment, dialogue and insights that may result from viewing art. Solo exhibitions will be displayed in the library’s Community Room and adjunct spaces. Joint exhibitions are permitted, but should be coordinated before application and information for all artists must be included in the application.

All artists 18 and older who reside in the State of Maine either full- or part-time are eligible to apply. Preference is given work that qualifies as fine art; is two-dimensional; fits the library space; and weighs less than 20 pounds per piece. The artwork must be suitable for display to a diverse audience, including children, enhance its setting and help create a sense of place. The artwork should not pose a threat to public safety. Artists must be present for delivery and opening reception.

To apply for exhibition, mail or deliver the required items (list follows) to the Jackson Memorial Library Exhibition Coordinator, P.O. Box 231, Tenants Harbor, ME 04860. Applications can be sent via email to art@jacksonmemoriallibrary.org. Those with questions should call 372-8961.

Applications must include a cover letter including a brief overview of one intends to exhibit and contact information; an artist’s statement; brief biography; images of at least five works (either hard copy or CD); a list of three exhibition date preferences, in order; and $5 nonrefundable application fee in the form of a check made out to the Jackson Memorial Library.

Following are the available exhibition dates. Exhibit 1 will run Oct. 6 through Dec. 5. In 2016, Exhibit 2 will run Feb. 3 through April 2; Exhibit 3, April 3 through June 1; Exhibit 4, June 2 through July 1; Exhibit 5, July 19 through Aug. 17; Exhibit 6, Aug. 18 through Sept. 16; and Exhibit 7, Sept. 17 through Nov. 15.

Because exhibitions will be scheduled on a first-come/first-serve basis, artists are encouraged to contact the library as soon as possible to schedule an exhibition. Scheduling occurs only after all parts of the application are received, reviewed and accepted. There is a $20 contract fee to be paid at the time of contract signing, which is used towards promotions and hanging of exhibitions.

The JML Exhibition Coordinator will notify artists of show dates, delivery date and pick-up date. Artists are responsible for properly framed and ready-to-hang artwork and for delivery of their work to the library at the scheduled date. The library will hang the work. Artists are invited to use the facility to host their own opening reception.

All artwork must remain on the wall for the duration of the scheduled exhibit and must be marked for sale. The JML will charge a 30 percent commission for all works sold during the exhibition. The library is not responsible for loss or damage to any exhibited artwork.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.