The Donald B. Palmer Museum of the Springfield Free Public Library is currently accepting applications for artists who wish to exhibit their work in the fall of 2012 through 2013. Applicants are asked to submit a current resume, 10 slides, prints, a CD ROM or computer files representative of the work and a stamped self-addressed envelope that will accommodate submitted samples no later than June 1, 2012.
Due to increased use of the space for programming, no sculpture will be exhibited in the future unless the pieces can be hung on the wall or displayed on wall-mounted shelves. Limited pedestal space is also available. The Museum Committee will review applications in June.
The 36x50 foot Palmer Museum was opened at its current site in 1975. The Palmer Collection was started in 1939 when the Library Board of Trustees appropriated $25.00 to Springfield resident Donald Palmer to purchase pictures of Springfield. The collection grew to include historical mementoes, antique guns, toys, tools, glass & china, etc. Portions of the permanent Palmer Collection are on display throughout the year.
Since 1992, the Museum has provided space for the exhibit of art and historical works and for the presentation of cultural programs. During these years, the Museum has exhibited the works of many fine local and regional artists. Exhibits featured have included photography, sculpture, paintings, ceramics, glass work, handmade paper and prints.
Applications should be mailed to Susan Permahos, the Donald B. Palmer Museum of the Springfield Free Public Library, 66 Mountain Avenue, Springfield, N.J. 07081 no later than June 1, 2012.