Ferndale Area District Library -  Group Show

Work Media:
Original 2-D/3-D paintings/prints, photography, mixed media  |  Framed and wired or with hooks (d-ring, sawtooth, etc)
Sculptures must be shorter than 18” tall, otherwise no free-standing pieces
Submitted pieces can be older works if they fit the theme

Work Size:
Max width: 48” (or smaller)  |  Max height: 48” (or smaller)

Entry Requirements:
Submissions will be received via email or mail                222 E. Nine Mile Rd  |  Ferndale, MI  |  48220


  • JPEG, PNG (or printed images via snail mail) 
  • Anywhere between 1-4 pieces per artist (depending on size/space) 
  • Artist Bio / resume
  • Artist Statement
  • Artist Website URL

April 8 - May 19, 2024

Entries Due:
….BY DECEMBER 31, 2023

Selection Process:
The Ferndale Library’s Art & Exhibitions Committee will review submissions and vote. Any artist not selected will be kept on a waiting list for future chances to show for 12 months after the submission deadline.

Notification to the artist:
Any/all artists who submit will hear back from the library’s Art & Exhibitions Committee by February 1, 2024, via email (or phone).

Accepted Artwork:
…will be installed by the library’s Art & Exhibitions Committee

…accepted pieces should be delivered to the Ferndale Library during its open hours, starting as early as Monday, April 8 and no later than Saturday, April 13, 2024

Proposed Reception Date:
Thursday, April 25 | 6pm-8pm 

Exhibit or Event Ends:
May 12, 2024

Pickup Artwork by or before:
May 19, 2024 

Sales: Art can be priced to sell, with an encouraged 20% commission returned to the library as a donation. Any patron inquiring about purchases will be put in touch directly with the artist. 




India Solomon: Intentions  |  Works on display: November 28 - January 14

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 30, 6:00 pm

Meet the artist | See new/recent works | Enjoy refreshments & live music + an Artist Talk 



The Art and Exhibitions Committee’s mission is to promote and foster an appreciation of two and three-dimensional art for library patrons, through exhibits, lectures, and an expanded collection of art books.


Saturated Shelves - by Anthony Brass



Call for Proposals

The committee invites artists to submit proposals for exhibitions of their work. The library has two primary display areas: the Meeting room/Atrium areas; and The Corridor Gallery. Pertinent documents can be downloaded from the links below. Please read these carefully before submitting a proposal.



  • All artists submitting work must download and fill out the application form below.
  • Artists are encouraged to read all the documents before submitting an application, whether for the library’s group show, or for a future solo exhibition.
  • The agreement is only filled out and signed upon acceptance of the artist’s work for exhibition.


Send Exhibition Applications and any/all other (filled out) documents^ to:


Permanent Collection

The library currently owns a few pieces of original artwork. Click on the link below to view these. Or better yet—visit them at the library!


Marshall Fields Bears

FADL Arts LogoArt and Exhibitions Committee Policy

Please send inquiries to: